Disease Detection, Prevention, and Treatment

Discovering Ways to Mend Growing Bodies

Discovering Ways to Mend Growing Bodies

Author(s)3: David L. Chandler
Discovering Ways to Mend Growing Bodies 618 371 IEEE Pulse

Some babies are born with a rare condition known as esophageal atresia, in which part of the connection between the throat and stomach is missing or nonfunctional. While this was…

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Animal Models

Animal Models

Author(s)3: Summer Allen
Animal Models 618 371 IEEE Pulse

Dogs have bad breath. But when Montana sheep rancher Katy Harjes noticed her collie, Hoshi, had particularly bad breath and facial swelling, she was concerned that the symptoms might be…

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New Directions for Treating Bleeding Disorders

New Directions for Treating Bleeding Disorders

Author(s)3: Mary Bates
New Directions for Treating Bleeding Disorders 618 371 IEEE Pulse

Most people don’t worry about small cuts or wounds, because their bodies form clots to stop the bleeding. This process, called coagulation or hemostasis, requires certain blood cells, platelets, and…

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Paper-Based Diagnostics

Paper-Based Diagnostics

Author(s)3: 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)3: 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)3: 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)3: 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)3: 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)3: 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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