NIRStralia Symposium 2019

By David Highton. On behalf of the NIRStralia organising committee.

We are delighted to be hosting the NIRStralia SfNIRS endorsed symposium within the biennial meeting of the International Council for NIR Spectroscopy (NIR2019) on 17-18th Sept. Hosted on the idyllic Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia this meeting offers a unique opportunity to engage and share research across the broadest range of NIR applications.

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NIRS in the news – June 2018 to Feb 2019

The following compilation includes press notes as well as other resources e.g. youtube videos. Sorting is in reverse ordering to when we first came aware of the resource with newer ones atop. If you know of any other relevant news that you think it should be announced here, please do contact us with the event information so that we can be more comprehensive. For future issues, we encourage you to announce events in our Facebook group or in Tweeter using the hashtag #fNIRSinthenews .

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Early detection of brain injury in newborns

By Sabrina Brigadoi and Dani Forster

A feature story in the Health section of BBC news, dated 18th September 2018, highlighted recent work at the University College London (UCL), United Kingdom, using NIRS for early detection of brain injury in newborns. Around 0.3% of newborn babies in England suffer brain injury soon after birth, due to lack of oxygen during delivery. This percentage increases to 2.6% in babies born preterm (<37 weeks gestation). Around half of these babies later develop disabilities that could have important impact on their life and society.

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