Disease Detection, Prevention, and Treatment

Paper-Based Diagnostics

Paper-Based Diagnostics

Author(s): Nathaniel Z. Piety, Sergey S. Shevkoplyas
Paper-Based Diagnostics 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Every year, hundreds of thousands of children worldwide are born with sickle cell disease, a genetic disorder that impacts the hemoglobin molecules in blood. If left undiagnosed and untreated, most…

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A Balancing Act

Author(s): Jennifer Berglund
A Balancing Act 618 372 IEEE Pulse

It was the inaugural day of the study in 2005 when Brad Manor went out into the hot Louisiana sun to meet his first patient, a gentleman we’ll call James.…

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Beyond Longevity: Healthy Aging as a Universal Goal

Author(s): Ahmed Morsy
Beyond Longevity: Healthy Aging as a Universal Goal 150 150 IEEE Pulse

What is the difference between life span and health span? The first reflects longevity measured by the number of years lived, while the second represents the ability to enjoy a…

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The Coming Gray Tide

The Coming Gray Tide

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
The Coming Gray Tide 618 372 IEEE Pulse

The human population is getting older, and technology will play a key role in addressing the pressures this aging will place on healthcare systems. According to the 2015 United Nations’…

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Tracking Disease

Tracking Disease

Author(s): Mary Bates
Tracking Disease 618 372 IEEE Pulse

On 19 October 2010, ten months after a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) was notified of a sudden surge in patients suffering…

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Committing to Memory

Committing to Memory

Author(s): Michele Solis
Committing to Memory 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Cell phone chimes, sticky notes, even the proverbial string around a finger—these timehonored external cues help guard against our inevitable memory lapses. But some internal help to the brain itself…

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Tech Fights Toughest Tumors

Tech Fights Toughest Tumors

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Tech Fights Toughest Tumors 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Ask any surgical oncologist, and you’ll hear the same thing: tumors are insidious. Removing them completely can be very difficult. Sometimes tumors are in hard-to-reach areas, and, in many cases,…

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Cancer Liquid Biopsy

Cancer Liquid Biopsy

Author(s): Ying Pan, John S. Ji, Jason (Gang) Jin, Winston Patrick Kuo, Hongjun Kang
Cancer Liquid Biopsy 618 372 IEEE Pulse

The management of cancer relies on a combination of imaging and tissue biopsy for diagnosis, monitoring, and molecular classification-based patient stratification to ensure appropriate treatment. Conventional tissue biopsy harvests tumor…

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The War on Cancer

The War on Cancer

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
The War on Cancer 620 374 IEEE Pulse

Located on the north shore of Long Island in New York, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (Figure 1) started out with a marine biology emphasis at the end of the 19th…

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