March/April 2019

Written Communications

Author(s): Art Johnson
Written Communications IEEE Pulse

No matter if an engineer did the best job in the world with a design, if the person responsible for the design cannot communicate the design effectively, then the design…

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Gift of Sight: Stem-Cell Patches for Wet and Dry Macular Degeneration

Gift of Sight: Stem-Cell Patches for Wet and Dry Macular Degeneration

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Gift of Sight: Stem-Cell Patches for Wet and Dry Macular Degeneration 620 375 IEEE Pulse

For people who have relied on good eyesight for the first six or seven decades of their lives, the diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is devastating. This disease, which…

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Health Care in the Age of Interoperability: Part 4

Health Care in the Age of Interoperability: Part 4

Author(s): Mark L. Braunstein
Health Care in the Age of Interoperability: Part 4 620 375 IEEE Pulse

This is the fourth in a series of articles on the dramatic transformation taking place in health informatics in large part because of the new Health Level 7 (HL7) Fast…

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Will Biotechnology Stop Aging?

Will Biotechnology Stop Aging?

Author(s): Sarah Campbell
Will Biotechnology Stop Aging? 620 375 IEEE Pulse

Could biotechnology stop aging? The answer may be yes, no, or something in between, depending on who is being asked and what it means to “stop” aging. For those at…

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Languages and Disabilities: Is There Anything BME Can Help Out With? Some History, Too

Author(s): Max Valentinuzzi
Languages and Disabilities: Is There Anything BME Can Help Out With? Some History, Too 150 150 IEEE Pulse

The Tower of Babel 1Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. 2As people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there. 3They said…

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The Importance of Data Compression in the Field of Genomics

The Importance of Data Compression in the Field of Genomics

Author(s): Dan Greenfield, Vaughan Wittorff, Michael Hultner
The Importance of Data Compression in the Field of Genomics 620 375 IEEE Pulse

Genomic research is the driver of efforts to create personalized medicine and discover cures for cancer, rare diseases, and other serious health conditions. Thanks to the widespread availability of inexpensive…

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The Power of Light: Nobel Prize in Physics 2018

Author(s): Katarzyna Tych, Vera Katharina Hechtl, Subhamoy Mandal
The Power of Light: Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 620 375 IEEE Pulse

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three scientists in the field of laser science: Dr. Arthur Ashkin for his invention of the optical tweezers and their application…

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