November/December 2019

Oblivion Phenomenon in Science

Author(s): Max Valentinuzzi
Oblivion Phenomenon in Science 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Recognition of true merits may not be a common virtue of the human being, as often achievements are either forgotten, not seen or just buried into oblivion. History of science…

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Physical Rehabilitation: A Historical Look

Author(s): Max Valentinuzzi, Natalia López
Physical Rehabilitation: A Historical Look 923 1355 IEEE Pulse

Medicine aims toward restoring, maintaining, and improving human health, and engineering aims toward restoring, maintaining and improving human wellness. Both disciplines apply knowledge from science and technology at large to…

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Drug Overdose Deaths Decline, but Remain Historically High

Author(s): Mary Bates
Drug Overdose Deaths Decline, but Remain Historically High 1254 836 IEEE Pulse
The good news: Data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that drug overdose deaths have dropped for the first time since 1990. read more

Mapping the Future of Closed-Loop Brain-Machine Neurotechnology

Author(s): Cynthia Weber
Mapping the Future of Closed-Loop Brain-Machine Neurotechnology 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) are designed to establish communication between the brain and external devices (e.g., a computer or prosthetic), using recorded signals to control the devices. Closed-loop BMIs extend this…

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Advances in Gene Therapy Offer Hope for Rare Disorders

Advances in Gene Therapy Offer Hope for Rare Disorders

Author(s): Mary Bates
Advances in Gene Therapy Offer Hope for Rare Disorders 620 375 IEEE Pulse

After decades of promise tempered by setbacks, gene therapies are now bringing new treatment options for a variety of inherited and acquired diseases. Recently, clinical trials at the NIH Clinical…

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Joint Ventures

Joint Ventures

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Joint Ventures 620 375 IEEE Pulse

Within a decade, life will likely become a lot easier for people with low back pain. The reason is cell therapy. Research is progressing rapidly and clinical trials are ongoing…

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Students Host Successful Congress in Turkey

Author(s): IEEE Pulse
Students Host Successful Congress in Turkey 150 150 IEEE Pulse

The IEEE Balikesir University student branch hosted the 17th IEEE Turkey Students and Young Professionals Congress (17.IEEE Turkey SYPC) in Balikesir,Turkey, between 23-27 August, 2019. The 17th IEEE Turkey Students…

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A War at All Costs?

Author(s): Art Johnson
A War at All Costs? 150 150 IEEE Pulse

War between the two worlds Eminiar VII and Vendikar had gone on for 500 years with no cessation in sight. This war was conducted by computer simulation, so that a…

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On the Hippocratic Oath

Author(s): Ahmed Morsy
On the Hippocratic Oath 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Controversy surrounding the Hippocratic oath is not new. Taken by doctors around the world before starting to practice medicine, the oath, which is more than 2400 years old, establishes a…

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