January/February 2019

Combating Neglected Tropical Diseases

Combating Neglected Tropical Diseases

Author(s): Jennifer Berglund
Combating Neglected Tropical Diseases 620 375 IEEE Pulse

Just 2 miles northeast of sleek downtown skyscrapers, across the Buffalo Bayou River from the Houston Astros’ Minute Maid Park, lies a landscape greener than most of the urban sprawl,…

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Battling Superbugs: How Phage Therapy Went From Obscure to Promising

Battling Superbugs: How Phage Therapy Went From Obscure to Promising

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Battling Superbugs: How Phage Therapy Went From Obscure to Promising 620 375 IEEE Pulse

Above: After a grueling battle with a nasty bacterial infection that nearly killed Thomas Patterson (seated), bacteriophage therapy came to the rescue and saved his life. Patterson holds an image of…

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Clinician App Tackles Stress of Patient Task Management

Clinician App Tackles Stress of Patient Task Management

Author(s): Ahmed Morsy
Clinician App Tackles Stress of Patient Task Management 620 375 IEEE Pulse

Coordination of patient care is a complex process that requires the collaboration of a diverse team as well as management of critical, often disparate, tasks. Managing these processes puts clinicians…

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Natural Disasters and Public Health

Natural Disasters and Public Health

Author(s): Mary Bates
Natural Disasters and Public Health 620 375 IEEE Pulse

2018 brought multiple, unprecedented natural disasters, including hurricanes, floods, and in the United States, the deadliest wildfire in California’s history. After the immediate emergency is over and the media attention…

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New Quantitative Approach to Autism Diagnosis

New Quantitative Approach to Autism Diagnosis

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
New Quantitative Approach to Autism Diagnosis 620 375 IEEE Pulse

Only a few years ago, leading autism expert David Amaral described the disorder as a lifelong disability. Today, he acknowledges that description is no longer true. “Research lately shows that…

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