November/December 2017

State of the Art November/December 2017
Working from the Inside Out
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 facility, and a retreat known for its ability to thrive... Read more
Retrospectroscope November/December 2017
Sinoatrial and Atrioventricular Blocks
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 un moment donné, elles vivre de façon autonome. [Experiments must,... Read more
Point of View, November/December 2017
Virtual Rehabilitation with Children
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 an acquired brain injury may participate in virtual rehabilitation to... Read more
Feature November/December 2017
Gut Feeling
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 microbiota is individually specific, dynamic, and influenced by genetics, diet,... Read more
Feature November/December 2017
Imaging Depression
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 headed to the MGM Grand Hotel. According to the police... Read more
Feature November/December 2017
ARMI Tackles Regenerative Medicine
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 her daughter had been diagnosed with this little-known condition and given... Read more
Feature November/December 2017
Testing the Waters
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 still lacks access to safe water worldwide, according to the... Read more
Cover Story November/December 2017
What’s Happening to Your DNA Data?
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 and high-profile stories, such as actress Angelina Jolie’s decision to... Read more
Feature November/December 2017
Previously Published Articles
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 of Autism by Leslie Mertz, originally published July/August 2017 Despite ASD’s high rate... Read more