May/June 2017

2nd Annual EMBSCT '17 in Istanbul, Turkey

Author(s): IEEE Pulse
2nd Annual EMBSCT '17 in Istanbul, Turkey 150 150 IEEE Pulse

The 2nd Annual Conference of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Turkey Chapter (EMBSCT’17) was held in Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey on May 6-7, 2017. The aim of the…

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50 Years to Gender Parity in STEM: Can We Afford to Wait?

50 Years to Gender Parity in STEM: Can We Afford to Wait?

Author(s): Hannah A. Valantine
50 Years to Gender Parity in STEM: Can We Afford to Wait? 620 372 IEEE Pulse

The first spark of my desire to become a cardiologist came, believe it or not, in a third-grade art class where I was asked to draw and color the circulation…

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Rita Paradiso of Smartex is engineering clothes that can monitor a wearer’s condition.

Making Clothing Smarter

Author(s): David L. Chandler
Making Clothing Smarter 618 371 IEEE Pulse

As bedtime approaches, take note! Your pajamas may have something important to tell you. If you’re elderly and susceptible to hypothermia, your pajamas might let you know that your temperature has…

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While other engineering disciplines stumble, BME represents a success story in attracting American women to a male-dominated field.

Women Break an Engineering Barrier

Author(s): Claudia Gutierrez, Meaghan Paulosky, Angeline Aguinaldo, Jackie Gerhart
Women Break an Engineering Barrier 618 371 IEEE Pulse

While the field of engineering as a whole is largely male-dominated, biomedical engineering (BME) is one area poised to overturn this trend. Women in the United States were awarded only…

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Presidents Have to Act Differently

Author(s): Art Johnson
Presidents Have to Act Differently 150 150 IEEE Pulse

I had seen it happen to almost all people elected to the highest office in their organization. They toned down their rhetoric and became much less forceful champions for pet…

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The Animal Kingdom is Also a Bioengineering Field

Author(s): Max Valentinuzzi
The Animal Kingdom is Also a Bioengineering Field 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth, and makes us wiser than the fowls of heaven? —Job 35:11 Medical science developed in tandem with the evolution of…

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To See Anew

To See Anew

Author(s): Kristina Grifantini
To See Anew 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Humans have been using technology to improve their vision for many decades. Eyeglasses, contact lenses, and, more recently, laser-based surgeries are commonly employed to remedy vision problems, both minor and…

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Aiding the Eye, Watching the Brain

Aiding the Eye, Watching the Brain

Author(s): Kristina Grifantini
Aiding the Eye, Watching the Brain 618 372 IEEE Pulse

The retina is a sophisticated neural network that provides humans with high-resolution vision. And for those who suffer from retinal disease or deterioration, particularly age-related macular degeneration (the leading cause…

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New Advances Push Engineered Tissues Toward 3-D

New Advances Push Engineered Tissues Toward 3-D

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
New Advances Push Engineered Tissues Toward 3-D 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Although doctors still cannot simply order new, functioning organs for patients who need replacements, researchers in labs around the world are making the important advances in tissue engineering that set the…

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