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IEEE Life Sciences Newsletter
The IEEE Life Sciences Newsletter is a new initiative to bring forth interesting articles and informative interviews within the exciting field of life sciences every month.

HIMSS15: The Latest and Greatest in Healthcare IT on Display in Chicago

From 12-16 April, approximately 40,000 people converged at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, for the 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference—the largest health IT event in the industry. Keynote speakers and industry booths brought attendees together to view the latest in healthcare IT and debate topics ranging …

Interoperability an Essential Component for Disaster Medicine

Interoperability an Essential Component for Disaster Medicine

One among many important focus areas at HIMSS15 was “disaster preparedness” – encompassing systems stability and communication network viability during regional disasters as well as ways to prepare for and address crises such as the Ebola virus outbreak in healthcare facilities.

All-in-One: Multipurpose Healthcare Tool Takes Us Into the Future

by Cynthia Weber
The US$10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, sponsored by the Qualcomm Foundation, hopes to bring healthcare’s future to the palm of our hands. With the Star Trek tricorder serving as the ideal model, this global competition has inspired teams to create affordable, portable, hand-held …

Assistive Wearable Robotics: Healthcare’s New Clothes

by Denis Huen, Jindong Liu, and Benny Lo
Inspired by exoskeleton animals, a new form of robotics—wearable robots—have recently been introduced and attracted much attention with applications that range from enabling patients with paraplegia to walk to introducing superhuman capabilities. There are mainly two types of …

Shannon Fischer

Shannon Fischer is a freelance science writer living in Boston, Massachusetts.

Shabana Sayed

Shabana Sayed is a ESHRE certified Senior clinical Embryologist and IVF Laboratory Director at all branches of Klinikk Hausken in Norway since 2008. With academic degrees in Biotechnology from Mahatma Gandhi University, in India, and Clinical Embryology from Australia’s Monash University, her primary areas of …

Introduction: Imaging Life

Within the last decade, our ability to see more clearly, more deeply, and with more understanding, has taken incredible strides thanks to emerging developments in imaging technology. Innovative instruments and their applications now allow researchers to look inside tissues, watch the intricacies of cell development, …

Watching the Divide: Commercial Time-Lapse Imaging Sheds Light on Embryo Behaviors

by Shannon Fischer and Shabana Sayed

Mononucleated embryo

In the last five years, the emergence of commercial time-lapse imaging devices, such as the EmbryoScope, have spurred a new study of human embryo behavior in reproductive medicine. Currently, clinics worldwide are investigating ways to use such tools to better analyze embryo potential and maximize the odds of pregnancy. Klinikk Hausken was the first clinic in Norway to begin experimenting with the EmbryoScope in 2010, and it has since developed an algorithm using time-lapse parameters that has allowed them to achieve a relative increase in live birth rates per embryo transferred by 24%. Research is ongoing to explore the implications and molecular underpinnings of newly observed embryo behaviors throughout the reproductive field.

Subhamoy Mandal

Subhamoy Mandal is currently a DAAD Ph.D. scholar with the Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging at the Technische Universität München and Helmholtz Zentrum München. His research is focused on visual quality enhancement in multispectral optoacoustic tomgraphy, and translational molecular imaging applications. He was the …

Medical Imaging in Five Dimensions: Volumetric Color Hearing in Real Time

by Subhamoy Mandal
Multi-Spectral Optoacoustic Tomography (MSOT), a new technique developed based on the principle of multi-wavelength optoacoustics, is capable of high resolution three dimensional (3D) visualizations of molecular probes located deep in scattering living tissues, with resolution and speed representative of ultrasound. This method can …

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