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2015 International year of light and light based technologies to be celebrated by CHARR

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

The United Nations (UN) has officially declared 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light Based Technologies. Light based technologies are an area of significant research interest for the School of Physiotherapy and the School plans to celebrate this year in 2015. Research at the School is led by Professor David Baxter and Dr Steve Tumilty. Dr Steve Tumilty is continuing to research clinical applications for the use of low level laser therapy. Professor Baxter will represent the School at the 2015 American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) Annual Conference, where the Year of Light, and in particular Light based technologies, will be officially celebrated. Further information can be found at:

Selected Light based technology publications:
Chow, R., Armati, P., Laakso, E.-L., Bjordal, J. M., & Baxter, G. D. (2011). Inhibitory effects of laser irradiation on peripheral mammalian nerves and relevance to analgesic effects: A systematic review. Photomedicine & Laser Surgery, 29(6), 365-381
Peplow, P. V., Chung, T.-Y., & Baxter, G. D. (2012). Laser photostimulation (660 nm) of wound healing in diabetic mice is not brought about by ameliorating diabetes. Lasers in Surgery & Medicine, 44(1), 26-29.
Peplow, P.V. and Baxter, G.D. (2013) Testing infrared laser phototherapy (810 nm) to ameliorate diabetes: Irradiation on body parts of diabetic mice. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, (4), 240-245
Tumilty, S., Munn, J., McDonough, S., Hurley, D. A., Basford, J. R., & Baxter, G. D. (2010). Low level laser treatment of tendinopathy: A systematic review with meta-analysis. Photomedicine & Laser Surgery, 28(1), 3-16.