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Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine: A Glimpse into the Student's Point of View
Student Editor Students take a vital part in the effort to translate engineering-based research in medicine. It is therefore essential to understand their view of the field, the motivation in choosing a specific research path, and the factors influencing pursuing an... Read more
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Seeing Stiffness of Tissue with Light
How can you determine how stiff a piece of material, say, biological tissue, is? You may want to poke it, then check how much its shape is altered; or you may even want to cut off a small piece, then... Read more
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JTEHM Student Editor Interns to the Edge of Space
Interning to the Edge of Space JTEHM student editor Francesca Jarrett has built upon her experiences working with IEEE and EMBS to secure an internship with educational startup Edge of Space. Here, in an article for her college, she reflects on what... Read more
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Research Field Spotlight: Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Guided Focused Ultrasound
When we come across the term ultrasound, what usually comes to mind is a gray-scaled fetal image. Ultrasound imaging is widely used in various medicine branches, including: cardiology, gynecology, and oncology. Although a less familiar application, ultrasound can also be... Read more
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Report from NIH-IEEE 2015 Strategic Conference on Health Innovations and Point-Of-Care Technologies for Precision Medicine
Ubiquitous devices like smartphones and the Apple Watch hold so much promise to revolutionize healthcare – especially when it comes to the relationship between patient and clinician. But before the revolution can become reality, there are major barriers to overcome. An... Read more
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Book Review: mHealth: Multidisciplinary Verticals
Disclosures: The authors report no conflict of interest concerning the publication of this book or the materials or technologies discussed within the book. Modern advances in social connectivity and information technology have redesigned how healthcare is delivered and practiced. The widespread... Read more
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Editorial Blog: 3D Bioprinting Down Under
Contributions of engineering to medicine have helped improve people’s health. For example, medical imaging technology has helped save many lives by enabling non-invasive diagnostic procedures which specify the existence and scope of a number of diseases. In the past two decades,... Read more
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Consequences of Refusing to Participate in Peer Review
The proliferation of journals has had an unexpected side effect: it is now difficult to find qualified reviewers willing to devote the time necessary for assessing journal contributions. Although it is difficult to find data, most scientists involved in the... Read more
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Women in STEM and Biomedical Engineering
If we want to understand how to increase the number of women in tech occupations such as computer science and engineering, we should look at biomedical engineering. While the number of female computer science graduates is declining at an alarming... Read more
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A Healthier Tomorrow with Healthcare Innovations and Point-of-Care Technologies for All
Atam Dhawan, PhD, Conference Chair The IEEE EMBS Conference on Healthcare Innovations and Point-of-Care Technologies (HI-POCT) was held at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel, Seattle, Washington from October 8 through October 10, 2014. The conference included plenary and keynote sessions, contributed papers... Read more
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Comment on "Current and Future Challenges in Point-of-Care Technologies" White Paper
This important article highlights both the challenging economic, social, and environmental concerns that developing nations face in providing at least minimal-quality healthcare to all, especially large and sparsely distributed rural communities, and the exciting potential for point-of-care technologies to help... Read more
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3-D Mammograms: What Does the Science Tell Us?
Screening mammography for breast cancer detection has been criticized for its high false positive rate. Recent advances in tomosynthesis provide 3-D breast images that bring another dimension to mammograms but with the drawback of additional radiation. This blog comments on a recently published... Read more
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Enhancing the Open Access Experience
Now that we have developed some experience with the open access model, it seems reasonable to explore ways by which our journal can enhance the experience. We have had some interesting discussions internally about social media and the way they... Read more
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Autism Management
In the 10th year of the surveillance program operated by the CDC, it was reported that about 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. This... Read more
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Imaging by Listening to the Sound of Light – Photoacoustic Imaging, a Fast-Developing Imaging Technique for Biomedicine
Dr. Lihong V. Wang from Washington University in St. Louis recently published an article titled Photoacoustic tomography (PAT) on the renowned online encyclopedia Scholarpedia. In this article, he thoroughly reviewed the principle, development and applications of a fast-developing biomedical imaging... Read more
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The Challenge of Scientific Integration
At the recent IEEE-EMBS meeting in Osaka papers and posters were presented that plumbed the gamut of engineering in the life sciences. As I discussed JTEHM with those attending the conference, it became clear that this vehicle serves a critical... Read more
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JTEHM's Premiere Issue
We are pleased to introduce the IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine. The leadership at EMBS created JTEHM to address the critical need to disseminate innovative translational research in health and medicine. The journal’s unique aim is... Read more
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Gene Patenting Decision: One Perspective
Today’s blog is by Associate Editor and health care attorney Jonathan Ishee. He puts SCOTUS’s decision on gene patenting into perspective for our community. On June 13, 2013 the Supreme Court handed down its unanimous decision in Association for Molecular Pathology v.... Read more
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Noise in Hospital Intensive Care Units (ICUs)
Welcome to JTEHM’s Editorial Blog! The Blog features updates and commentary on issues and research advances that are of interest to our community. Our inaugural blog is by Junior Associate Editor Avinash Konkani, who discusses noise – a little-known hazard... Read more