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Associate Editor Anant Madabhushi Featured in "Offbeat Approaches to Cancer Research"
“Cancer was responsible for an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018. Finding new ways to combat it is an important endeavour. Scientists are making advances through a variety of research methods; here, five individuals share how they’ve built careers in... Read more
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JTEHM Reviewers and Exceptional Reviewers
The JTEHM editorial board acknowledges the contributions of all reviewers in our annual reviewer list. In addition, each year the board names a few reviewers as “Exceptional Reviewers.” Exceptional reviewers are those recommended by our editors for special recognition due... Read more
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JTEHM Editor-in-Chief: Pamela T. Bhatti
Introducing Our New Editor-in-Chief Pamela Bhatti (M ’05) is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA. Before completing her Ph.D. degree, she researched the detection of breast cancer with ultrasound... Read more
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JTEHM Editor-in-Chief Awarded the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award
Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Atam Prakash Dhawan, Ph.D., with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Dhawan celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and... Read more
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Search for Editor-in-Chief: IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) is undertaking a search for Editor-In-Chief for the IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine (J-TEHM). JTEHM is an open-access PubMed indexed journal that bridges the engineering and clinical... Read more
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Video: Keynotes and Panel Sessions from HI-POCT 2017
All keynote and panel sessions from our successful HI-POCT 2017 Conference were videotaped. The videos for each day are now available online: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 The IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine (JTEHM) is pleased to announce a... Read more
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Submission Deadlines Extended: HI-POCT 2017
The IEEE-NIH 2017 Special Topics Conferences on Healthcare Innovations and Point-of-Care Technologies will focus on healthcare innovations and point-of-care technologies for precision health and their clinical translation to address challenges in quality global healthcare. Panel discussions and open forum sessions... Read more
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NIH to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Point of Care Technologies Research Network Centers
The National Institutes of Health intends to publish a solicitation for the Point-of-Care Technologies Research Network (POCTRN), targeting POCTRN Research Centers in August 2017. POCTRN’s purpose is to drive the development and/or application of appropriate point-of-care technologies through collaborative efforts that... Read more
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JTEHM Student Editor First Student Member of NASA's GeneLab Steering Committee
JTEHM student editor is the first student member of NASA GeneLab‘s Steering Committee. The mission of GeneLab is to expand scientists’ access to the research conducted in microgravity with experiments that explore the molecular response of terrestrial biology to... Read more
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Epilepsy Foundation Grant Opportunities
The Epilepsy Foundation supports a series of grants and fellowships to advance the understanding of epilepsy that will lead to better treatment, more effective prevention, and ultimately to a cure. Funding is available to researchers at all professional levels including... Read more
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2016 Innovation Lab on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Biomedical Data Science Challenges of Wearable and/or Ambient Sensors
Applications are invited for an Innovation Lab focused on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Biomedical Data Science Challenges taking place June 15-19th, 2016 at the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center in Lake Arrowhead, CA.  The Innovation Lab will focus on biomedical big... Read more
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Massachusetts eHealth Institute doles out $1.3 million in EHR grants for behavioral health
Grant supports facilities that are not eligible for reimbursement under the federal meaningful use electronic health records program. The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech, known as MeHI, has awarded more than $1.3 million in grants to 25 behavioral health providers to... Read more
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MC10 Reshapes Research with the Introduction of the BioStamp Research Connect™ System
First Product to Leverage the Novel BioStamp® Conformal Sensing Platform; Provides a Complete Hardware and Software Solution for Researchers MC10 is reshaping research with the BioStampRC™ System; BioStampRC provides researchers with an end to end solution for seamlessly gathering physiological data.... Read more
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U.S. FDA Accepts First Digital Medicine New Drug Application for Otsuka and Proteus Digital Health
The first Digital Medicine, a drug/device product, combines Otsuka’s ABILIFY® (aripiprazole) for serious mental illness, embedded with the Proteus® ingestible sensor in a single tablet to digitally record ingestion and, with patient consent, share information with their healthcare professionals and... Read more
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The IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health & Medicine to be Indexed in PubMed
Dear friends, I am very pleased to share with you today that the IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine (JTEHM) has passed the National Library of Medicine’s rigorous Scientific Quality Review for inclusion in PubMed Central (PMC). After... Read more
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Smart Ways to Manage Health Need Smart Regulation
Engaged patients! Quantified self! Lifelogging! These buzzwords describe an exciting technology-based, patient-centered approach to living healthier. The myriad of systems that record, share, and use personal and health data have become a significant help for many of us by putting... Read more
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Webinar on POCT Research Centers' Grant Solicitations
CIMIT and the Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation at Mass General invite you to join us for a free webinar series on Point-of-Care Technologies. These webinars are designed to inform those interested in submitting projects for our NIBIB grant to... Read more
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Researcher Studies How Different Brain Regions Interact During Tasks
2014 MacArthur Fellow’s work has potential to diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, addiction, stroke, autism, epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease. Danielle Bassett, the Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania, a physicist by... Read more
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New App Detects Newborn Jaundice in Minutes
University of Washington develops a smartphone application to detect jaundice in newborns, facilitating quick screening in resource-poor regions. Read more at the University of Washington.... Read more
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NIBIB Workshop on POC at HI-POCT Conference
Dr. William Heetderks, Associate Director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), NIH has organized an NIBIB Workshop on Point of Care Technologies and Challenges that will be held on October 9, 2014 from 9.00 AM to... 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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Postdoctoral Research Associate Position Available
Postdoctoral Research Associate Pharmacokinetics Research Laboratory College of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island Pharmacokinetics Research Laboratory within the Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Rhode Island invites applications for up to 2 postdoctoral research associates. The laboratory is supported by... Read more
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UCSF Team Wins $26 Million Grant to Build Brain Implant
A team led by UCSF neuroscientists has won federal funding to build an implantable brain device that would record and analyze live electrical signals, then alter them to retrain the brain to recover from mental illnesses like depression and post-traumatic... Read more
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Almost 1M families used video consultations with physicians last year
The number of households using video consultations with physicians will grow, from 900,000 in 2013 to 22.6 million in 2018, according to a report from Parks Associates. Parks Associates previously released other data from this report last month, which added that video consultation revenues will... Read more
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Hospitals are Paying More Attention Than Ever to Radiation Dose from Medical Imaging in the Wake of new EU Legislation
From March 6-10, Vienna, Austria will once again play host to the annual European Congress of Radiology (ECR). This year a recently published European Directive, laying out guidelines for member states on effective hospital dose management, is proving a major talking point... Read more
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National Science Foundation BRAIN Workshop Report e-Published on IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
Report Outlines Expert Panel’s Conclusion That Three Grand Challenges Must Be Met In Order to Map the Human Brain, Which is the Goal of the Obama Administration’s BRAIN Initiative The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) today announced the... Read more
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F.D.A. to Regulate Some Health Apps
The Food and Drug Administration said Monday that it would regulate only a small portion of the rapidly expanding universe of mobile health applications, software programs that run on smartphones and tablets and perform the same functions as medical devices. Agency... Read more
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Hutch’s “Project Violet” Taps Crowd, Seeks $20M for Drug Discovery
Many scientists are dreaming these days about using crowdfunding to raise money for their projects, through platforms like Kickstarter. Usually the scientists seek to raise a few thousand bucks in the name of a fairly incremental advancement in our understanding... Read more
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Should Medical Apps be Regulated?
Does the regulation of medical apps on smart devices stymie innovation or protect patients against unscrupulous developers? The issue is the topic of debate in the most recent BMJ with two US experts going head to head on the need for... Read more
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$100,000 in Awards to Finalists for the 2013 Prize for Primary Healthcare
BOSTON—Ten awards of $10,000 each are going out to student teams across the country for their innovative technology ideas to improve quality and efficiency at the frontlines of the healthcare system. These teams have been selected as the 10 Finalists... Read more
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Telemedicine Helps Hospitals Double Revenue
Hospitals that used telemedicine technology and referred patients to children’s facilities saw their revenue increase significantly, according to research published this month in the journal Telemedicine and e-Health. For the study, researchers retrospectively examined billing information for patients transferred from 16... Read more
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Neuroscience: Solving the Brain
Nature article on the technological challenges involved in our billion-dollar research initiatives on understanding the workings of the brain. Read more at Nature.... Read more
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York Physicists Study How Heating Effect of Experimental Cancer Treatment Works
Physicists from the University of York have carried out new research into how the heating effect of an experimental cancer treatment works. Magnetic hyperthermia is viewed as an attractive approach for the treatment of certain cancers as it has no known... Read more
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Artificial Cells to Study Molecular Crowding and Gene Expression Created
The interior of a living cell is a crowded place, with proteins and other macromolecules packed tightly together. A team of scientists at Carnegie Mellon University has approximated this molecular crowding in an artificial cellular system and found that tight... Read more
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3D-Printed Airway Splint Saves Life of Infant Born with Severe Tracheobronchomalacia
Half a millennium after Johannes Gutenberg printed the bible, researchers printed a 3D splint that saved the life of an infant born with severe tracheobronchomalacia, a birth defect that causes the airway to collapse. While similar surgeries have been preformed using... Read more
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Disruptions: Medicine That Monitors You
They look like normal pills, oblong and a little smaller than a daily vitamin. But if your doctor writes a prescription for these pills in the not-too-distant future, you might hear a new twist on an old cliché: “Take two... Read more
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Nanotechnology Sensor Shows Promise to Detect Disease with Drop of Blood
An NJIT research professor known for his cutting-edge work with carbon nanotubes is overseeing the manufacture of a prototype lab-on-a-chip that would someday enable a physician to detect disease or virus from just one drop of liquid, including blood. “Scalable... Read more
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Hopkins Accelerator Aims to Give Startups a Jump Start
In the bowels of a building where a long-gone manufacturer once made fine silver, the Johns Hopkins University cultivates fledgling firms. The FastForward business accelerator is a first for Hopkins, which quietly launched the operation last year and will publicly unveil... Read more
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Engineering Students to Help Doctors Bring Their Ideas to Life
Physicians can often name a medical device or procedure that would improve patient care – if only that device or procedure existed. “The University of Rochester Medical Center is a treasure trove of ideas,” says Greg Gdowski, executive director of the... Read more
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Students’ Perspectives
In the context of the “Golden Circle” theory of inspirational leadership, here are my thoughts on why I chose the field of biomedical engineering in the article “Biomed 101 : Back to Basics – Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle Theory Reminds... Read more
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Is a Revolution Brewing Over Journal Impact Factors?
An unlikely group of agitators — scientists, journal editors, scholarly societies, and policy makers — this week threw down a gauntlet on the use of journal impact factors as a surrogate for scientific quality. The San Francisco Declaration on Research... Read more
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Ten Reasons Why Ten Reasons Why Hospitals, Health Plans And Medical Groups Should Invest In Developing Their Physicians’ Patient-Centered Communication Skills
A reminder that medical technology works best when it supports the healing relationship, rather than supplanting it. Read more at Mind the Gap.... Read more
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Studies Analyze How EHR Use Influences Physician Behavior
A pair of recent studies examine how the use of electronic health records influence physician behavior. One found that a deluge of inappropriate EHR alerts could cause providers to ignore true positive alerts, while the other reports that a clinician’s... Read more