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  • n. The study of the effects of light on living organisms and biological processes.

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  • n. The study of the effects of light on living organisms, and on biological processes

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  • This discovery has spawned a new branch of Western science called ‘photobiology’.

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  • LaJeunesse TC, Robison JD, Thur RM (2006) The ecological distribution and comparative photobiology of symbiotic dinoflagellates from reef corals in Belize: Potential implications for coral bleaching.

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  • • A strong background in photobiology and oncology based research

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  • Brian Diffey, emeritus professor of photobiology at Newcastle University, agrees that the UVB-pretreatment of the mice is a poor surrogate for human sun exposure.

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  • Nomir Medical Technologies, Inc. is a medical device and photobiology company with a product pipeline of optical energy therapeutics being developed for multiple clinical applications.

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  • Crosson and others working at the intersection of photobiology and microbiology, however, are trying to figure out: What on earth is the role of light-sensing proteins in bacteria, if not for photosynthesis?

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  • Blue light itself is not harmful to cells, but ultraviolet light is a major source of cellular oxidative stress, and was especially strong before the formation of the earth's ozone layer, explains Bauer, who studies photobiology and bacterial evolution.

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  • About: The International Commission on Illumination (CIE) is the technical, scientific and cultural non-profit organization for light and is therefore devoted to worldwide cooperation and the exchange of information on all matters relating to light and lighting, colour and vision, photobiology and image technology.

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  • Professor John Hawk, an emeritus professor of dermatological photobiology and UVA expert, said: "We believe up to 90 per cent of the visible signs of ageing are due to the sun's ultraviolet radiation and more than 95% of these are known to be UVA rays.

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  • Professor John Hawk, an Emeritus Professor of dermatological photobiology and UVA expert, said: "We believe up to 90 per cent of the visible signs of ageing are due to the sun's ultraviolet radiation and more than 95 per cent of these are known to be UVA rays.

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