March/April 2016

Blue Marble Game Company

Blue Marble Game Company

Author(s): Ahmed Morsy
Blue Marble Game Company 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Serious games are those designed for purposes other than mere entertainment. They have applications in many industries, including defense, education, and health care. Blue Marble Game Company of Altadena, California,…

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Open Solutions to Healthcare Challenges

Author(s): Cynthia Weber
Open Solutions to Healthcare Challenges 618 372 IEEE Pulse

IEEE Pulse talks with Michael Wasser, co-founder of HealthSherpa and CEO of BloomAPI, about the changing landscape for electronic medical records, and the future of healthcare interoperability and innovation. IEEE…

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Creating a Computational Human Model

Creating a Computational Human Model

Author(s): Gregory Noetscher, Janakinadh Yanamadala, Sara Louie, Alexander Prokop, Ara Nazarian, Sergey Makarov
Creating a Computational Human Model 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Imagine creating a new medical procedure that could revolutionize diagnosis or treatment of a long-standing human ailment, but being faced with restrictions in testing this procedure due to fears of…

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The Foundry: Scaling Up Biological Design

The Foundry: Scaling Up Biological Design

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
The Foundry: Scaling Up Biological Design 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Above: Depicted, from left to right: Chris Voigt, Ben Gordon, Rob Nicol. Photo by Lillie Paquette / MIT School of Engineering. Living organisms are amazing feats of engineering: By following instructions…

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Sleep Quality Assessment: Challenges and Opportunities

Author(s): Thomas Penzel
Sleep Quality Assessment: Challenges and Opportunities 150 150 IEEE Pulse

For a long time, sleep researchers have asked why we sleep and what are the physiological and mental needs which require sleep [1]. Today we understand that sleep is important…

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Organs-on-Chips

Author(s): Jeffrey T. Borenstein
Organs-on-Chips 618 372 IEEE Pulse

The drug development pipeline, once one of the most successful and lucrative commercial sectors in the United States, is now strained by a combination of factors: increased development costs, lengthy…

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The Clinical Utility of Circulating Tumor Cells

The Clinical Utility of Circulating Tumor Cells

Author(s): Rajan Kulkarni
The Clinical Utility of Circulating Tumor Cells 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Clinicians have long sought rapid and accurate methods to screen for and track the progression of cancer. Current technologies include the use of blood tests to screen for certain biomarkers…

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Courage

Author(s): Art Johnson
Courage 150 150 IEEE Pulse

“Fate loves the fearless.” That was the fortune inside my wife’s fortune cookie that had been brought to her after a satisfying Chinese meal. How appropriate was that fortune days…

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Faculty Intellectual Property in Capstone Design Projects

Author(s): Jay Goldberg
Faculty Intellectual Property in Capstone Design Projects 150 150 IEEE Pulse

A pinewood derby is a racing event for Cub Scouts, who, with the help of an adult, build their own cars out of wood. Parents, and occasionally other family members, help…

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