March/April 2018

Retrospectroscope March/April 2018
Gabriela Mistral
Education is the most powerful weapon to change the world. —Nelson Mandela (1918–2013) Education is no doubt the foundation of any healthy society. When it is lacking or substandard in quality, all sorts of misery may arise, from poverty and disease to... Read more
State of the Art March/April 2018
To Have or to Do
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your... Read more
Cover Story March/April 2018
Nuclear Imaging Enters a New Era
Nuclear medicine has come a long way in a short time. Over the past three decades alone, it has taken two major steps forward and is now on the precipice of yet another advance that could begin to have a... Read more
Feature March/April 2018
Physiological Sensing Now Open to the World
With the advent of low-cost computing platforms, such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi, it has become clear that lowering the cost barrier and shortening the learning curve, with the backing of a motivated community, would play a transformational role in the... Read more
Book Reviews March/April 2018
Fundamental Principles of Animal Research
Animal Models for the Study of Human Disease, 2nd Ed. Edited by P. M. Conn, Academic Press, 2017, ISBN 978-0-12-809468-6, xix + 1,177 pages, $US300. I have been peripherally involved in animal research during my career, working with an orthopedic surgeon on... Read more
Feature March/April 2018
A CRISPR Approach For a Common Inherited Disease
Gene editing and CRISPR (a group of repeated DNA sequences in bacteria) typically target disease-causing mutated genes by eliminating the bad gene altogether, by correcting the problem DNA to restore proper gene functioning, or by modifying a different gene to... Read more
Feature March/April 2018
A Time of Forgetting
One day in the mid-1980s, at New York City’s Rockefeller Hospital, two scientists met at opposite poles of their careers. Roberta Diaz Brinton (lower right) was a newly minted Ph.D. and a postdoctoral researcher at the hospital, where she was... Read more
Feature January/February 2018, March/April 2018
Staying in Motion After Stroke
Joel Stein After suffering a stroke—perhaps a blood clot gets lodged in the brain or a blood vessel near the brain bursts—a person may suddenly not be able to hear, talk, or see. He or she might have trouble walking or... Read more
Feature January/February 2018, March/April 2018
PULSE On Stage: Can AI Truly Transform Healthcare? Reality vs. Hype
IEEE PULSE On Stage brings together global thought leaders in the fields of biomedical engineering and medicine to inform, connect and effect change to benefit human life through inspiring talks and engaging dialog. We focus on solving the issues of today... Read more