Feature Articles

An archive of past Life Sciences Technology Feature Articles.

Bioinformatics: Breaking the Bottleneck for Cancer Research

by Nicholas McGranahan

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Identifying Clinical Needs and Medical Solutions at the MEDRC Workshop for Medical Electronic Devices and Systems

by Bruce Hecht

There are many clinical needs with opportunities to improve outcomes and quality of care. To achieve these goals requires creative co-operation that combines the talents of medical clinicians, designers, and device engineers building systems solutions. With this purpose in mind, the MEDRC Workshop is a forum to share experiences and to expand the networks between people in diverse areas of practice.

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HIMSS16: Population health, data security, and an increased focus on interoperability are posed to transform health IT

by Cynthia Weber

From 29 February – 4 March, nearly 42,000 people gathered in Las Vegas, NV, for the annual conference of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society—HIMSS16. This year’s conference and exhibition showed double-digit growth in attendance, which correlates with the ever-increasing influence of technology and informatics on health care. Popular discussion topics and information sessions focused on population health, cybersecurity, wearables and the Internet of things (IoT), and interoperability.

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In Memoriam: Michael R. Neuman, M.D., Ph.D.

We are saddened to report that Michael R. Neuman, M.D., Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Life Sciences Newsletter and an IEEE Fellow, passed away on 18 February 2016. Michael Neuman was a friend and mentor to many, an accomplished researcher and academic as well as a dedicated member of the IEEE Life Sciences community and the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) for many decades. On behalf of the Life Sciences Technical Committee, we would like to express our gratitude for his enthusiasm, tireless effort, service, mentorship, and leadership. He will be remembered fondly by us all.

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MENTAL MAPS: ROUTE-LEARNING CHANGES BRAIN TISSUE

by Shilo Rea

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Dually Noted: New CRISPR-Cas9 Strategy Edits Genes Two Ways

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Predicting and Improving Patient Health with Records and Algorithms

by Adityarup Chakravorty

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Bringing Sight to the Blind

by Sheila Nirenberg

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Maternal Health in Developing Countries

by Muhammad H. Zaman

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Neurotechnological Revolution

by Jim Banks

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