March/April 2015

Call for Papers: IEEE EMBS International Student Conference

Author(s): IEEE Pulse
Call for Papers: IEEE EMBS International Student Conference 150 150 IEEE Pulse

ISC 2015 – Call for Papers 1st IEEE EMBS International Student Conference (ISC) Welcome to the 1st International Student Conference organized by IEEE EMBS, the first in our series of…

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Two Day IIT Workshop on Histopathology Features Eminent Scientists in Medical Imaging

Author(s): Debdoot Sheet
Two Day IIT Workshop on Histopathology Features Eminent Scientists in Medical Imaging 618 370 IEEE Pulse

A two day interdisciplinary workshop on Achieving In situ Functional Histopathology (AifH 2015) was held in March at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India. The workshop showcased invited…

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Hacking Away

Author(s): Summer Allen
Hacking Away 618 370 IEEE Pulse

Above: Bryan Ranger and collaborators at 2014 MedTech hackathon in Mbarara, Uganda (photo credit Lina A. Colucci). Imagine a room filled with hundreds of highly accomplished people. There are doctors, engineers,…

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Introducing Med-X

Author(s): Shanbao Tong
Introducing Med-X 618 370 IEEE Pulse

Above: Group photo of IEEE EMBS International Summer School. Interdisciplinary research involving biomedicine, engineering and the physical sciences is critically important. Indeed, Dr. Susan Hockfield—President of MIT—has suggested that the third…

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Making Diagnostics Portable

Making Diagnostics Portable

Author(s): David L. Chandler
Making Diagnostics Portable 618 370 IEEE Pulse

Above: Eugene Chan with the rHEALTH. Right now, it’s an unimposing device about the size of a tissue box, with a hinged lid on one side. But this little machine…

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Biomedical Engineering Education “Down Under”: the Australian Experience

Author(s): Socrates Dokos
Biomedical Engineering Education “Down Under”: the Australian Experience 618 370 IEEE Pulse

This year, IEEE Pulse is taking a closer look at biomedical engineering (BME) education around the world. We began our discussion in our March/April issue with Jennifer Berglund’s pieces on…

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Neurotechnological Revolution

Author(s): Jim Banks
Neurotechnological Revolution 618 370 IEEE Pulse

The brain contains all that makes us human, but its complexity is the source of both inspiration and frailty. The world’s scientific community is working hard to unravel the secrets…

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Unlocking Pain

Author(s): Nathalie Gosset, Nicholas Dietz
Unlocking Pain 618 370 IEEE Pulse

Depression and chronic pain know no geographical boundaries. About 350 million people around the world experience long-lasting sadness and an unshakeable sense of hopelessness, and one person out of ten…

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Outside Access

Outside Access

Author(s): Herschel Caytak, Daniel Shapiro, Alexey Borisenko, Miodrag Bolic
Outside Access 618 370 IEEE Pulse

A treatment for depression, chronic pain, cravings, and more—this is the emerging field of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). In tDCS, transcranial means through the skull, and direct current is a…

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