Biomedical and Bioengineering Innovation

Rita Paradiso of Smartex is engineering clothes that can monitor a wearer’s condition.

Making Clothing Smarter

Author(s): David L. Chandler
Making Clothing Smarter 618 371 IEEE Pulse

As bedtime approaches, take note! Your pajamas may have something important to tell you. If you’re elderly and susceptible to hypothermia, your pajamas might let you know that your temperature has…

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To See Anew

To See Anew

Author(s): Kristina Grifantini
To See Anew 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Humans have been using technology to improve their vision for many decades. Eyeglasses, contact lenses, and, more recently, laser-based surgeries are commonly employed to remedy vision problems, both minor and…

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Aiding the Eye, Watching the Brain

Aiding the Eye, Watching the Brain

Author(s): Kristina Grifantini
Aiding the Eye, Watching the Brain 618 372 IEEE Pulse

The retina is a sophisticated neural network that provides humans with high-resolution vision. And for those who suffer from retinal disease or deterioration, particularly age-related macular degeneration (the leading cause…

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New Advances Push Engineered Tissues Toward 3-D

New Advances Push Engineered Tissues Toward 3-D

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
New Advances Push Engineered Tissues Toward 3-D 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Although doctors still cannot simply order new, functioning organs for patients who need replacements, researchers in labs around the world are making the important advances in tissue engineering that set the…

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Minibrain Storm

Minibrain Storm

Author(s): Shannon Fischer
Minibrain Storm 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Floating in a Petri dish, they look like tiny tapioca pearls in peach broth, a couple dozen in number and none much larger than the tip of a ballpoint pen.…

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Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Medical researchers increasingly regard tissue engineering and regenerative medicine as potential game changers when it comes to repairing damage from disease or injury and restoring function. To understand the progress…

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Engineering Tissues to Heal Themselves

Engineering Tissues to Heal Themselves

Author(s): Sarah Campbell
Engineering Tissues to Heal Themselves 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Sufferers of osteoarthritis are all too aware of the daily pain and impairment of swollen joints, of having to give up sports—and jobs—due to cartilage defects. What they may be…

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Rapid DNA analysis, proteomics, and new technology increasingly impact forensics investigations.

New Forensics Approaches Looking More "CSI"-Like

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
New Forensics Approaches Looking More "CSI"-Like 618 371 IEEE Pulse

If CSI and those other police procedural TV shows are to be believed, criminals don’t have a chance. A finger smudge on a light switch, a flake of skin, or…

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The "Age" of Opportunity

The "Age" of Opportunity

Author(s): Jim Banks
The "Age" of Opportunity 618 372 IEEE Pulse

For the last ten years, Peter Wintlev-Jensen has been immersed in one of the greatest challenges the world will have to address in the decades ahead—the unprecedented aging of the…

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