January/February 2017

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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Wearable Devices for Sports

Wearable Devices for Sports

Author(s): Dhruv R. Seshadri, Colin Drummond, John Craker, James R. Rowbottom, James E. Voos
Wearable Devices for Sports 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Elite-level athletes and professional sports teams are continually searching for opportunities to improve athletic performance and gain a competitive advantage on the field. Advances in technology have provided new avenues…

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Turning the Unknown into Known

Turning the Unknown into Known

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Turning the Unknown into Known 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Taken as a whole, rare diseases are not very rare. Even though a rare disease by definition is one that affects fewer than 200,000 Americans or fewer than one in…

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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 Wonderful World of Biodesign

Author(s): Paul King
The Wonderful World of Biodesign 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Biodesign: The Process of Innovating Medical Technologies, 2nd Ed. By Paul G. Yock, Stefanos Zenios, Josh Makower, Todd J. Brinton, Uday N. Kumar, F.T. Jay Watkins, Lyn Denend, Thomas M.…

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Bioengineering and Cybernetics

Bioengineering and Cybernetics

Author(s): Richard L. Magin
Bioengineering and Cybernetics 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Like the caduceus, a medical symbol of entwined serpents, bioengineering and cybernetics have interwoven together ideas and concepts for over 50 years. Half a century is a long time, and…

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Patents and Scientific Papers: Quite Different Concepts

Author(s): Max Valentinuzzi
Patents and Scientific Papers: Quite Different Concepts 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Cuando pones la proa visionaria hacia una estrella y tiendes el ala hacia tal excelsitud inasible, afanoso de perfección y rebelde a la mediocridad, llevas en ti el resorte misterioso…

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