March/April 2018

Gabriela Mistral

Author(s): Max Valentinuzzi
Gabriela Mistral 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Education is the most powerful weapon to change the world. —Nelson Mandela (1918–2013) Education is no doubt the foundation of any healthy society. When it is lacking or substandard in…

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To Have or to Do

Author(s): Art Johnson
To Have or to Do 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away…

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Nuclear Imaging Enters a New Era

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Nuclear Imaging Enters a New Era 620 374 IEEE Pulse

Nuclear medicine has come a long way in a short time. Over the past three decades alone, it has taken two major steps forward and is now on the precipice…

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New resources are allowing us to learn, experiment, and create imaginative solutions for biomedical applications.

Physiological Sensing Now Open to the World

Author(s): Hugo Plácido da Silva
Physiological Sensing Now Open to the World 618 372 IEEE Pulse

With the advent of low-cost computing platforms, such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi, it has become clear that lowering the cost barrier and shortening the learning curve, with the backing of…

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Fundamental Principles of Animal Research

Author(s): Paul King
Fundamental Principles of Animal Research 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Animal Models for the Study of Human Disease, 2nd Ed. Edited by P. M. Conn, Academic Press, 2017, ISBN 978-0-12-809468-6, xix + 1,177 pages, $US300. I have been peripherally involved…

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An CRISPR Approach For a Common Inherited Disease

A CRISPR Approach For a Common Inherited Disease

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
A CRISPR Approach For a Common Inherited Disease 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Gene editing and CRISPR (a group of repeated DNA sequences in bacteria) typically target disease-causing mutated genes by eliminating the bad gene altogether, by correcting the problem DNA to restore…

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A Time of Forgetting

A Time of Forgetting

Author(s): Jennifer Berglund
A Time of Forgetting 618 372 IEEE Pulse

One day in the mid-1980s, at New York City’s Rockefeller Hospital, two scientists met at opposite poles of their careers. Roberta Diaz Brinton (lower right) was a newly minted Ph.D.…

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Staying in Motion After a Stroke

Staying in Motion After Stroke

Author(s): Wudan Yan
Staying in Motion After Stroke 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Joel Stein After suffering a stroke—perhaps a blood clot gets lodged in the brain or a blood vessel near the brain bursts—a person may suddenly not be able to hear,…

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PULSE On Stage: Can AI Truly Transform Healthcare? Reality vs. Hype

PULSE On Stage: Can AI Truly Transform Healthcare? Reality vs. Hype

Author(s): IEEE Pulse
PULSE On Stage: Can AI Truly Transform Healthcare? Reality vs. Hype 618 371 IEEE Pulse

IEEE PULSE On Stage brings together global thought leaders in the fields of biomedical engineering and medicine to inform, connect and effect change to benefit human life through inspiring talks…

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