Touching Research:
Haptics and Signal
Haptics is the science of understanding and
improving human interaction with the physical
world through the sense of touch. Now, haptics
technology can assist medical professionals in
a wide variety of applications.
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Needle-free vaccines
are pain free and
cost effective
New techniques for painless vaccinations
are being readied for human trials. Not only
do they avoid the "ouch" factor, but they
are more effective than injections
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High-tech Glasses Help
Surgeons Visualize
Cancer Cells
Researchers at the Washington University School of
Medicine in St. Louis have developed high-tech glasses
that can help surgeons visualize cancer cells. The
glasses contain custom video technology, a head-
mounted display, and a targeted molecular agent
that binds to cancer cells causing them to glow
blue when viewed through the glasses.
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Why IEEE & Life Sciences?

Traditionally, the term life sciences has referred to several branches of science, such as biology, medicine, anthropology, or ecology, that describe living organisms and their organization... Read more

Video Spotlight

Bioengineer designs a diagnostic microscope costing less than $1

Bioengineer designs a diagnostic microscope costing less than $1

In many developing countries, microscopes aren't available in remote areas, because of the cost. But they are essential for the rapid diagnosis of infectious diseases. An enterprising bioengineer has devised a "Foldoscope" that can be produced for less that $1, and can even be discarded after each use.

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Feature Article

New! White Paper stresses importance of mHealth Technology Standards!

New! White Paper stresses importance of mHealth Technology Standards

Market-driven technology standards will make it more affordable for manufacturers to enter the market, spur competition and innovation, and help drive long-term cost reductions across the board for mHealth's stakeholders. Now the IEEE Standards Association and ICF International present a white paper on the importance of technology standards in mobile health (mHealth). Click here to read the paper!

And keep watching the Life Sciences Portal for future articles that provide perspectives on bioengineering technology standards from the IEEE Standards Association.

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Education & Careers

Life sciences is a wide and dynamic field that is being energized by other disciplines. The boom that has been already observed in the bio-medical domain is extending to other areas of life sciences, accompanied by many career opportunities and more exciting challenges for educational institutions.


Employment Opportunities in the Life Sciences Industry - Part 1

IEEE Life Sciences commissioned McKinley Advisors to conduct a field measurement study on the size of the overall life sciences industry. This is the first in a four-part series to present findings from this study.

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