March/April 2014

Decoding Dance

Decoding Dance

Author(s): Jennifer Berglund
Decoding Dance 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Laurent and Larry Bourgeois look more like cyborgs than humans when they dance. Their movements are impossible—their upper bodies gyrating independently of their lower extremities. Their moves are sporadic, easily…

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Sensing Challenges

Sensing Challenges

Author(s): David L. Chandler
Sensing Challenges 618 372 IEEE Pulse

John McDevitt, the Brown-Wiess Professor of Bioengineering and Chemistry at Rice University, thinks we are on the brink of a significant transformation in medical diagnostics—but it’s going to take some…

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The Diabetes Epidemic: Spotlight on the U.S.

The Diabetes Epidemic: Spotlight on the U.S.

Author(s): Dawn DeWitt
The Diabetes Epidemic: Spotlight on the U.S. 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Next month, IEEE PULSE will take an in depth look at the worldwide diabetes epidemic. We’ll be exploring societal and demographic trends around the world, as well as new initiatives…

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Leroy Hood’s Systematic Approach

Author(s): David L. Chandler
Leroy Hood’s Systematic Approach 618 372 IEEE Pulse

This is the first in a series of features on EMBC 2014, the 36th Annual International Conference of IEEE’s Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, taking place in Chicago, IL,…

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Diplomat in China: A Scientist’s View of the Risks and Rewards of International Collaborations

Author(s): Plinio Innocenzi
Diplomat in China: A Scientist’s View of the Risks and Rewards of International Collaborations 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Professor Innocenzi is the Science and Technology Counselor at the Embassy of Italy in the People’s Republic of China in Beijing. He is also a full professor of Materials Science and Technology at…

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Crowdfunding the Next Generation of Scientists?

Author(s): IEEE Pulse
Crowdfunding the Next Generation of Scientists? 150 150 IEEE Pulse

A biomedical engineering lab at UC Irvine is trying a bold new experiment: crowd-funding a lab project to address lagging rankings of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematic education (STEM) in…

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Regulating Nanomedicine

Author(s): Shannon Fischer
Regulating Nanomedicine 618 372 IEEE Pulse

In 1979, a Hebrew University biochemist named Yechezkel ­Barenholz teamed with Alberto Gabizon, a newly minted Ph.D. from the Weizmann Institute of Science, to find a better way to give chemotherapeutic…

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Size Matters

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Size Matters 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Why are nanomaterials such a hot ticket? It’s all about size. Thanks to their small dimensions (at least one dimension fewer than about 100 nm) and, therefore, high ratio of…

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How Nanomaterials Are Reshaping Biomedical Technology

How Nanomaterials Are Reshaping Biomedical Technology

Author(s): David L. Chandler
How Nanomaterials Are Reshaping Biomedical Technology 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Three leading figures in the world of nanotechnology research, commercialization, and policy were invited by IEEE Pulse to discuss how this rapidly emerging area has been shaping biomedical technology in recent years,…

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