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Better Tech for Detecting COVID-19

Author(s): Leslie Mertz
Better Tech for Detecting COVID-19 768 432 IEEE Pulse

Author(s): Leslie Mertz New virus detectors using LAMP, fitness trackers, and air samplers offer faster, cheaper, yet reliable options now and for the next pandemic Earlier, better detection of SARS-CoV-2 infection…

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Leveraging Bacteriophages in Vaccine Development

Leveraging Bacteriophages in Vaccine Development 768 432 IEEE Pulse

It’s a bacteriophage’s world; we’re just living in it Bacteriophages, or phages for short, are viruses that specifically infect bacterial cells. Their name is derived from Greek for “bacteria eater”…

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Has COVID Taught Us to be Better Prepared for the Next Pandemic?

Has COVID Taught Us to be Better Prepared for the Next Pandemic? 768 432 IEEE Pulse

Although it is too soon to say we have reached the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists, politicians, and ordinary citizens are looking to the future and asking the same…

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COVID-19 in Animals: What to Fear and What to Learn

COVID-19 in Animals: What to Fear and What to Learn 768 432 IEEE Pulse

While COVID-19 has been racing through much of the human population, the SARS-CoV-2 virus has also turned up in other mammals. This leads to many questions: Might these animals serve…

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Driving Markets Toward a Greener Future: Kaiser Permanente

Driving Markets Toward a Greener Future: Kaiser Permanente 768 432 IEEE Pulse

The climate is changing, and, it seems, the health care sector has contributed to the problem. According to The Commonwealth Fund, the health care system accounts for about 10% of…

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Toward a More Ethical and Sustainable Biomedical Engineering Education

Toward a More Ethical and Sustainable Biomedical Engineering Education 768 432 IEEE Pulse

Important lessons can be learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, which after more than two years of worldwide suffering is still among us. First, we now better understand that global health…

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Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research and Design

Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research and Design 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Students supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are required to complete training in the responsible conduct of research (RCR). This training includes topics such as authorship,…

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The Miraculous Pale Blue Dot

The Miraculous Pale Blue Dot 150 150 IEEE Pulse

On October 13, 2021, Star Trek’s Captain James Tiberius Kirk, in the guise of 90-year-old actor William Shatner, rode aboard a Blue Origin rocket ship 67 miles to the edge…

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Smart Home Technologies and Services for Geriatric Rehabilitation

Smart Home Technologies and Services for Geriatric Rehabilitation 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Edited by Mohamed-Amine Choukou and Shabbir Syed-Abdul, Academic Press, October 2021, ISBN: 9780323851732, xv +237 pages, $180 Having been the sole, then later primary caregiver for a relative, this reviewer…

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