From the Editor

Listening to Light and Seeing Through: Biomedical Photoacoustic Imaging

Author(s): Chulhong Kim, Daniel Razansky
Listening to Light and Seeing Through: Biomedical Photoacoustic Imaging 150 150 IEEE Pulse

In today’s clinical practice, human vision remains the major diagnostic imaging tool that can capture the shapes and colors of tissue surfaces. Similarly, a very popular manmade device, the camera,…

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Behind the Scenes at IEEE Pulse

Author(s): Colin J. H. Brenan
Behind the Scenes at IEEE Pulse 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Since taking the helm of IEEE Pulse in January 2014, I am very proud of how we have built on the solid journalistic foundation constructed by former Editor-in-Chief Mike Neuman…

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BME Trends Around the World

Author(s): Shanbao Tong, Debdoot Sheet
BME Trends Around the World 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Last year, IEEE Pulse surveyed the scene in biomedical engineering to determine what new and developing trends were expected to dominate in the coming year. We accurately predicted the rise…

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Where Technology and Patient Care Intersect

Author(s): Deanna Rockefeller
Where Technology and Patient Care Intersect 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Where do patient satisfaction, medical advancement, and innovation meet? The answer is here—right in this issue as we focus on the patient experience and consider how best to integrate technology…

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Single Cell Sequencing: The Future of Cancer Care

Author(s): Colin J. H. Brenan
Single Cell Sequencing: The Future of Cancer Care 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Imagine that you have recently been diagnosed with cancer and have discussed treatment options with your oncologist. Twenty years ago, there would only be a limited number of unattractive treatment…

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Sleep Disorders: Fertile Ground for Novel Engineering Approaches

Author(s): Thomas Penzel, Michael Khoo
Sleep Disorders: Fertile Ground for Novel Engineering Approaches 150 150 IEEE Pulse

We spend roughly one-third of our lives asleep. Although the primary function of sleep remains a topic of debate among researchers, there is agreement that sleep is important for the rejuvenation of…

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The Brave New World of Reproductive Health

Author(s): Colin J. H. Brenan
The Brave New World of Reproductive Health 150 150 IEEE Pulse

In our January article on hot trends in biomedical engineering for 2014 [1], we predicted the CRISPR/Cas system to become a transformative and powerful tool for gene editing. The simplicity, precision, speed, and low cost…

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Medical and Molecular Engineering

Author(s): Clifford Dacso, Gregory H. Johnson, Michael E. Read
Medical and Molecular Engineering 150 150 IEEE Pulse

The human genome project changed everything—or did it? Although undeniably a scientific tour de force, the Genome Project’s outcome posed more questions than it answered, and molecular biology has been working assiduously ever since to answer…

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Breaking Patterns: The Long Road to a Diabetes Solution

Author(s): Ahmed Morsy
Breaking Patterns: The Long Road to a Diabetes Solution 150 150 IEEE Pulse

In 1872, German Egyptologist Georg Ebers made a surprising discovery related to the ancient practice of medicine. The discovery, found in southern Egypt, was a papyrus believed to contain the…

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