Cover Picture: J. Biophotonics 3–4/2014


The image graphically describes the use of attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy to analyse a component of human blood, serum, in order to diagnose and differentiate patients with high grade gliomas, low grade gliomas and healthy controls. The translation of such a methodology to the clinic would enable earlier detection of brain cancer reducing mortality and morbidity for patients.

(Picture: J. R. Hands and M. J. Baker)