May/June 2017

Paper-Based Diagnostics

Paper-Based Diagnostics

Author(s): Nathaniel Z. Piety, Sergey S. Shevkoplyas
Paper-Based Diagnostics 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Every year, hundreds of thousands of children worldwide are born with sickle cell disease, a genetic disorder that impacts the hemoglobin molecules in blood. If left undiagnosed and untreated, most…

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Cognitive Computing and the Future of Health Care

Cognitive Computing and the Future of Health Care

Author(s): Mohamed Nooman Ahmed, Andeep S. Toor, Kelsey O'Neil, Dawson Friedland
Cognitive Computing and the Future of Health Care 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Welcome to the era of cognitive health care, a new partnership between human beings and technology with the goal of transforming health care on a global scale. Cognitive systems that…

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Opportunities for Data Science in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Opportunities for Data Science in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Author(s): Nirmal Keshava
Opportunities for Data Science in the Pharmaceutical Industry 618 372 IEEE Pulse

By the numbers, 2016 was not a good year for the U.S. pharmaceutical industry. As of early December, only 19 new drugs had been approved by the Food and Drug…

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Minibrain Storm

Minibrain Storm

Author(s): Shannon Fischer
Minibrain Storm 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Floating in a Petri dish, they look like tiny tapioca pearls in peach broth, a couple dozen in number and none much larger than the tip of a ballpoint pen.…

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Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Medical researchers increasingly regard tissue engineering and regenerative medicine as potential game changers when it comes to repairing damage from disease or injury and restoring function. To understand the progress…

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Engineering Tissues to Heal Themselves

Engineering Tissues to Heal Themselves

Author(s): Sarah Campbell
Engineering Tissues to Heal Themselves 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Sufferers of osteoarthritis are all too aware of the daily pain and impairment of swollen joints, of having to give up sports—and jobs—due to cartilage defects. What they may be…

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