July/August 2017

Discovering Ways to Mend Growing Bodies

Discovering Ways to Mend Growing Bodies

Author(s): 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): 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): 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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The Virtual Human Project

The Visible Human Project

Author(s): Michael J. Ackerman
The Visible Human Project 618 371 IEEE Pulse

Atlases of anatomy have long been a mainstay for visualizing and identifying features of the human body [1]. Many are constructed of idealized illustrations rendered so that structures are presented as…

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The Virtual Human Project

Optimizing Electric-Field Delivery for tDCS

Author(s): Pedro C. Miranda, Ricardo Salvador, Cornelia Wenger, Sofia R. Fernandes
Optimizing Electric-Field Delivery for tDCS 618 371 IEEE Pulse

Noninvasive electrical stimulation of the central nervous system is attracting increasing interest from the clinical and academic communities as well as from high-tech companies. This interest was sparked by two…

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The Virtual Human Project

Of Fields and Phantoms

Author(s): Ze'ev Bomzon, Cornelia Wenger
Of Fields and Phantoms 618 371 IEEE Pulse

Cancer represents a compilation of diseases characterized by rapidly dividing, invasive cells. Worldwide data indicate that over 14 million new cancers were diagnosed in 2012, with a projected increase of…

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The Virtual Human Project

Virtual Humans for Implantable Device Safety Assessment in MRI

Author(s): James E. Brown, Rui Qiang, Paul J. Stadnik, Larry J. Stotts, Jeffrey A. Von Arx
Virtual Humans for Implantable Device Safety Assessment in MRI 618 371 IEEE Pulse

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the preferred modality for soft tissue imaging because of its nonionizing radiation and lack of contrast agent. Due to interactions between the MR system and…

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The Virtual Human Project

ITK-SNAP

Author(s): Paul A. Yushkevich, Guido Gerig
ITK-SNAP 618 371 IEEE Pulse

Imaging is a crucial tool in medicine and biomedical research. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computational tomography (CT), proton emission tomography (PET), and ultrasound are routinely used not only to diagnose…

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The Virtual Human Project

Researching Fiber Networks

Author(s): Sergey Makarov, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Aapo Nummenmaa
Researching Fiber Networks 618 371 IEEE Pulse

Many types of human tissue—such as the brain and spinal cord of the central nervous system, the peripheral nervous system, and muscles, including the heart muscle—are fibrous in nature. Isotropic…

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