Disease Detection, Prevention, and Treatment

Finding new ways to improve asthma treatment.

Toward Better Management for Asthma

Author(s): Wudan Yan
Toward Better Management for Asthma 620 371 IEEE Pulse

Although asthma has been around since Hippocrates’ time, more people are being diagnosed with the disease than ever before. Over the last 20 years, the global burden of asthma has…

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As cancer rates rise among younger adults, researchers look for new screening and treatment options.

A New Fight Against Colon Cancer

Author(s): Mary Bates
A New Fight Against Colon Cancer 620 371 IEEE Pulse

Although the overall incidence of colon cancer has been falling over the past few decades, a pair of recent studies revealed a startling trend. In February 2017, researchers published a…

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Automated Insulin Delivery

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Automated Insulin Delivery 620 372 IEEE Pulse

For individuals with Type 1 or insulin-requiring Type 2 diabetes, new technology may offer something they desperately need, but is now nigh impossible: the ability to maintain ideal blood glucose…

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Staying in Motion After a Stroke

Staying in Motion After Stroke

Author(s): Wudan Yan
Staying in Motion After Stroke 618 372 IEEE Pulse

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,…

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Tackling an Epidemic

Author(s): Mary Bates
Tackling an Epidemic 620 373 IEEE Pulse

Richard Ries The opioid epidemic is dominating news headlines and inspiring greater calls for political action in the United States. While opioid addiction isn’t a new issue, its devastating consequences…

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Researchers are discovering a link between depression and gut bacteria.

Gut Feeling

Author(s): Mary Bates
Gut Feeling 618 371 IEEE Pulse

The human gut is home to an abundant and diverse community of microbes—each of us carries roughly 100 trillion, representing more than 1,000 different species. The composition of one’s gut…

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From moringa seeds to fruit peels, researchers are seeking out new ways to clean up the world’s drinking water.

Testing the Waters

Author(s): Wudan Yan
Testing the Waters 618 371 IEEE Pulse

Water on Earth—in our oceans, rivers, lakes, and wetlands—might seem plentiful, but water that is clean and safe enough to drink actually isn’t so abundant. Nearly one in ten people…

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Grappling with the Health Consequences of Floods

Grappling with the Health Consequences of Floods

Author(s): Wudan Yan
Grappling with the Health Consequences of Floods 618 371 IEEE Pulse

Above, Figure 1: 2. Seth Pedersen, a graduate student from Rice University, wades into a flooded street to collect water samples after Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston, TX. Photo Credit: Ya He.…

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Sharing Data to Solve the Riddle of Autism

Sharing Data to Solve the Riddle of Autism

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Sharing Data to Solve the Riddle of Autism 620 372 IEEE Pulse

Worldwide, at least one in 100 people has autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put the number at one in 68…

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