November/December 2017

Working from the Inside Out

Author(s): Art Johnson
Working from the Inside Out 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Emily Schosid wanted to learn about sustainability, so she joined a small community called Lama in the mountains of rural New Mexico [1]. Lama is a spiritual community, an educational…

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Sinoatrial and Atrioventricular Blocks

Author(s): Max Valentinuzzi
Sinoatrial and Atrioventricular Blocks 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Expériences doivent autant que possible être instituées sur des animaux inférieures. Le plus faible le développement d’un organisme, le plus variété dans les unités plus petites, de sorte que, à…

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Virtual Rehabilitation with Children

Author(s): Stephanie Glegg
Virtual Rehabilitation with Children 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality environments are increasingly being developed and used to address functional rehabilitation goals related to physical, cognitive, social, and psychological impairments. For example, a child with…

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Researchers are discovering a link between depression and gut bacteria.

Gut Feeling

Author(s): Mary Bates
Gut Feeling 618 371 IEEE Pulse

The human gut is home to an abundant and diverse community of microbes—each of us carries roughly 100 trillion, representing more than 1,000 different species. The composition of one’s gut…

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New biological markers may mean more targeted treatments are just over the horizon.

Imaging Depression

Author(s): Jennifer Berglund
Imaging Depression 618 371 IEEE Pulse

On a balmy evening in mid-May 2017, Chris Cornell, the legendary head of the internationally renowned rock band Soundgarden, strummed his last chord at the Fox Theater in Detroit and…

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A new initiative is bringing industrial-scale engineering approaches to the biomedical world.

ARMI Tackles Regenerative Medicine

Author(s): David L. Chandler
ARMI Tackles Regenerative Medicine 618 371 IEEE Pulse

Martine Rothblatt Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a rare and potentially life-threatening disorder. But when prominent entrepreneur Martine Rothblatt (Figure 1, right), founder of Sirius radio, learned in the 1990s that…

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From moringa seeds to fruit peels, researchers are seeking out new ways to clean up the world’s drinking water.

Testing the Waters

Author(s): Wudan Yan
Testing the Waters 618 371 IEEE Pulse

Water on Earth—in our oceans, rivers, lakes, and wetlands—might seem plentiful, but water that is clean and safe enough to drink actually isn’t so abundant. Nearly one in ten people…

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What's Happening to Your DNA Data?

What’s Happening to Your DNA Data?

Author(s): Kristina Grifantini
What’s Happening to Your DNA Data? 618 371 IEEE Pulse

Over the last decade, technology advances in the field of genetics have led to cheaper and more accurate testing. Public interest in personal genetics has grown thanks to media coverage…

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

Previously Published Articles

Author(s): IEEE Pulse
Previously Published Articles 618 371 IEEE Pulse

Several articles in the November 2017 print edition of IEEE PULSE were previously published online. These articles have been updated since their initial publication. Sharing Data to Solve the Riddle…

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