New Tests and Devices for Early Cancer Detection
“More than 600,000 people will die from cancer in the United States this year, and almost all of them could have been saved by detecting their cancers earlier when they were more amenable to the treatments available today,” according to... Read more
The Fight Against Cancer: Are We Winning or Losing?
When it comes to cancer, there’s good news and there’s bad news. While the combination of new screening tests and therapies are making headway, some types of cancer are becoming more common, especially in certain age groups. So how well... Read more
The Path to and Impact of Disease Recognition with AI
The process of rare disease identification by clinical geneticists is closely associated with the ability to correlate the phenotype of a patient with the relevant genetic syndromes. In order to perform this correlation, the phenotype has to be described in... Read more
Treating Postpartum Depression: Beyond the Baby Blues
Amanda Bumgarner knows about babies. As a pediatric nurse in Richmond, VA, she’s spent her working life consoling sleep-deprived parents, administering shots to screaming infants, and tenderly attending to the needs of fragile premature babies, often in the most heartbreaking... Read more

Drug Overdose Deaths Decline, but Remain Historically High
The good news: Data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that drug overdose deaths have dropped for the first time since 1990. Between the 12-month period ending December 2017 and the 12-month period ending... Read more
Cover Story, November/December 2019
Joint Ventures
Within a decade, life will likely become a lot easier for people with low back pain. The reason is cell therapy. Research is progressing rapidly and clinical trials are ongoing for new products that promise to repair the damage at... Read more
Featured, November/December 2019
Advances in Gene Therapy Offer Hope for Rare Disorders
After decades of promise tempered by setbacks, gene therapies are now bringing new treatment options for a variety of inherited and acquired diseases. Recently, clinical trials at the NIH Clinical Center and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have shown that gene... Read more
Featured, November/December 2019
Mapping the Future of Closed-Loop Brain-Machine Neurotechnology
Brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) are designed to establish communication between the brain and external devices (e.g., a computer or prosthetic), using recorded signals to control the devices. Closed-loop BMIs extend this cycle further by continuously recording signals from the brain and... Read more

EMBS Journal Updates

IEEE Transactions on

Biomedical Engineering

APRIL 2020
The IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Volume 67, Issue 4 has been published.
Wireless Hyperthermia Stent System for Restenosis Treatment and Testing with Swine Model
This work presents a wirelessly powered stent system developed towards endohyperthermia treatment of in-stent restenosis, renarrowing of stented artery. The gold-coated stainless-steel stent is designed to form a radiofrequency resonator with an integrated capacitor microchip. Upon deployment, the stent serves... Read more
Toward Safe Retinal Microsurgery: Development and Evaluation of an RNN-based Active Interventional Control Framework
An active interventional control framework (AICF) has been presented to increase operation safety by actively intervening the operation to avoid exertion of excessive forces to the sclera in retinal surgery. AICF consists of the steady-hand eye robot as the robotic... Read more

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Book Reviews, January/February 2020
Robotic Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practice
This book is an excellent guide for all those who want to explore the world of robotic assistive technologies, as it takes the reader from the basic concepts through different applications to ethical and social implications. It was written by... Read more
January/February 2020, State of the Art
School Security?
“Schools rethink security training” was the headline on page 1 of the 30 December 2019 issue of The Baltimore Sun daily newspaper. The accompanying article went on to explain that Maryland school students felt unsafe at school. Students on average... Read more
January/February 2020, Retrospectroscope
Numerical Clinical Cardiology
Numbers, numbers, they endessly fill out our life… weight, height and many other more hidden body attributes, too, like ­chronobiological parameters! Out of the several specialties and subspecialties found in Clinical Medicine, there are two standing on opposite and so... Read more
November/December 2019
Physical Rehabilitation: A Historical Look
Medicine aims toward restoring, maintaining, and improving human health, and engineering aims toward restoring, maintaining and improving human wellness. Both disciplines apply knowledge from science and technology at large to accomplish such objectives. Bioengineering, also called biomedical engineering, is defined... Read more
November/December 2019
Oblivion Phenomenon in Science
Recognition of true merits may not be a common virtue of the human being, as often achievements are either forgotten, not seen or just buried into oblivion. History of science has plenty of examples, occasionally tainted by endless and useless... Read more
November/December 2019, Student's Corner
Students Host Successful Congress in Turkey
The IEEE Balikesir University student branch hosted the 17th IEEE Turkey Students and Young Professionals Congress (17.IEEE Turkey SYPC) in Balikesir,Turkey, between 23-27 August, 2019. The 17th IEEE Turkey Students and Young Professionals Congress (SYPC) is the IEEE Turkey Section’s... Read more
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September/October 2019, Society News
Six NICU Device Innovators Share $150K in Awards at 7th Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium
Children’s National Hospital and the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) announce the six winners of the $150,000 “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” competition, each receiving a $25,000 award and the opportunity to participate in NCC-PDI’s... Read more
September/October 2019, Society News
What is it Like to Be an IEEE EMBS Distinguished Lecturer?
I was actually talked into considering a position as an EMBS Distinguished Lecturer (DL) by one of my Indian graduate students, who believed that some of my entrepreneurial and innovation-oriented lectures would be of great value to the international community... Read more
May/June 2019, Society News
Save the Date: 2019 IEEE EMBS International Student Conference
Global Young Professionals Addressing Today’s MedTec Challenges for a Healthier Tomorrow Please visit the conference website to learn more and to register!