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Issue 4 • Date July-Aug. 2005

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  • RNA antagonists - a new class of antisense drugs

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):81 - 87
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (3)
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    The locked nucleic acid (LNA) chemistry brings truly stunning affinity and high biostability to the world of nucleic acids. In turn, these features enable the design of shorter-than-usual oligos that exhibit unprecedented potency, good specificity, high biostability, good biodistribution, and low toxicity. Such LNA-oligos have been termed RNA antagonists to signal the strong belief that they will ... View full abstract»

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  • Changing student attitudes, perceptions, and awareness

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):15 - 17
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    Senior design capstone courses provide an excellent opportunity for biomedical engineering design instructors to help students begin to look at the "real world" differently. Depending upon the structure of a particular institution's senior design course and the resulting design experience obtained, students' attitudes and perceptions related to biomedical engineering design, the product developmen... View full abstract»

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  • Exhibit and reach out

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 20
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  • An electro-tensile bioreactor for 3-D culturing of cardiomyocytes

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):73 - 79
    Cited by:  Papers (22)  |  Patents (5)
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    Cardiac tissue engineering is an emerging field that shows great potential for the treatment of heart disease. With the aim of addressing concerns on a number of the major constraints inherent to cell and tissue culturing, such as ease of cleaning and sterilization, a unique design for gel fixation, and compatibility with commercially available CO2 incubators, an electro-tensile bioreac... View full abstract»

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  • PACS and Imaging Informatics; Basic Principles and Applications - [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 92
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  • An imaging pill for gastrointestinal endoscopy

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):12 - 14
    Cited by:  Papers (14)  |  Patents (1)
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    This paper discusses on a miniaturized device that greatly reduces the discomfort experienced by the patient during gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy. The device carries a miniaturized video camera, is equipped with a tracking device, and is the size of a pill, thereby making it easy to swallow. While this imaging pill is moved through the GI tract by the natural action of the intestinal muscles, it... View full abstract»

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  • International program committee

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 19
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  • Pharmacists refuse to fill emergency contraception prescriptions

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):88 - 91
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    One of the many troubling aspects of the increased political activity by conservative Christians is the growing number of pharmacists who are refusing to fill prescriptions for Plan B, the emergency contraceptive. Taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse, Plan B is safe and effective in preventing pregnancy. Pharmacists who do this claim a right of conscientious objection, but women's grou... View full abstract»

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  • Call for all clinicians!

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 21
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  • Compliant grasp in a myoelectric hand prosthesis

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):48 - 56
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (4)
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    A novel myoelectric hand prosthesis consisting of electromyogram (EMG) signal processing units, a microprocessor-based dc motor servo system, and a 1 degree-of-freedom (DOF) end effector has been developed. The flexion angle and compliance of the finger of this prosthesis can be voluntarily controlled with EMG signals. The biomimetic controller for the myoelectric hand incorporated a model of the ... View full abstract»

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  • Student's corner - Outstanding in North Dakota

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):10 - 11
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  • Student activities of EMBC'05

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 22
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  • Around the world - American institute for medical and biological engineering developments

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):6 - 9
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  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 0_1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • From the editor - BME European accreditation

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):4 - 5
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  • IEEE is invention [advertisement]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 7
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  • Point of view - What about grad school? Is it possible that not everone shares my zeal for system theory?

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):16 - 17
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  • Final call for papers

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 18
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  • Biomedical engineering at the forefront in Japan

    Publication Year: 2005
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    This paper introduces recent Japanese contributions to biomedical engineering (BME) technology. As in the United States, Japanese research has expanded to include neural and tissue engineering, although electrical and mechanical engineering applications remain important. In the last few years, Japanese biomedical engineering has been at the forefront in cardiovascular research, robotics (including... View full abstract»

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  • Bionic cardiovascular medicine

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):24 - 31
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    A novel, bionic therapeutic strategy to treat various incurable cardiovascular diseases was developed. The bionic therapeutic strategy comprises a collection of methods to treat various diseases by replacing the native regulatory function or by correcting the abnormal native function with intelligent electronic devices. This paper presents the study on decoding the heart rate from the sympathetic ... View full abstract»

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  • Noninvasive measurement of instantaneous, radial artery blood pressure

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):32 - 37
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    A new prototype system for the noninvasive measurement of instantaneous blood pressure (BP) in the human radial artery has been developed. The system is based on the volume-compensation method, but several components were newly designed, namely, a disk-type cuff for local pressurization and a nozzle-flapper-type electro-pneumatic converter (EPC) for the cuff-pressure control. Results of experiment... View full abstract»

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  • An algorithm for the automatic detection of health conditions

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):38 - 42
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    In this article, an algorithm for a health diagnosis system for the elderly that uses image processing was developed. This algorithm reconstructs monochrome images from data of the time a subject watches TV and calculates the index for diagnosis of the subject's health condition from the entropy of the image. When this algorithm was applied to the data obtained for seven months, the result almost ... View full abstract»

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  • An unconstrained monitoring system for home rehabilitation

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):43 - 47
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    This study described a niche telemedicine framework for home healthcare. The framework aims to transmit small but sufficient amounts of data for daily monitoring of residential subjects' basic health status. As a proof of concept, an unconstrained monitoring system of heart/respiration rates using wireless telecommunication as an application for home-visit rehabilitation therapists was developed. ... View full abstract»

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  • Bipolar coagulation - capable microforceps

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):57 - 62
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    Microforceps that can be used with the hyper utility mechatronic assistant system (HUMAN) for bipolar coagulation in minimally invasive neurosurgery were developed. A method of using two sets of those forceps for bipolar coagulation was developed, in which electrical current is passed through the drive wires to the forceps tips to form an electrical circuit. A prototype mechanism that employs a to... View full abstract»

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IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine contains articles on current technologies and methods used in biomedical and clinical engineering.

 

This Magazine ceased publication in 2010. The current retitled publication is IEEE Pulse.

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