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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, IEEE

Issue 1 • Date Jan.-Feb. 2006

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  • Point of view - A proposal for ABET criterion 9

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 26
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  • The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBS)

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 113
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  • The quest for error correction in biology

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 46 - 53
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    The goal of this article is to give a brief account of the recent developments in codes and biology. With the increasing understanding of biology and with the advancement of sequencing technology, the whole human genome is stretched out before us. There is a need to look again with these new information for the applications of coding and information theory to biology. This paper focuses on the existence of error correction in biological information processing. View full abstract»

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  • Around the world - the first international conference on the development of BME in vietnam

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 22 - 23
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  • Digital parity and the composition of the nucleotide alphabet

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 54 - 61
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    In retrospect, a potential role for error coding in shaping the nucleotide alphabet seems obvious, and yet, with two notable exceptions, it appears to have been largely ignored; Szathmary recognized in his paper the relationship between donor-acceptor (D/A) patterns and replication errors (1992), while Yockey implicitly implied a role for error coding in nucleotide transmission, assigning 5-b representations to nucleotides (1992). Unfortunately, these assignments had no physicochemical basis, being based on mapping the natural alphabet to a code employed in an error-coding text. The model outlined in this paper melds these approaches, embracing a role for error coding, but one based on hydrogen/lone-pair patterns. The attraction of the error-coding description is that it offers a strikingly simple explanation of nature's choice of alphabet from among the set of potential nucleotides; optimal alphabets correspond to those in which the purine/pyrimidine feature relates to the D/A pattern as a parity bit. When this error-coding approach is coupled with chemical constraints, the natural alphabet of A, C, G, and T emerges as the optimal solution for nucleotides. View full abstract»

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  • Advertisers' index

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 128
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  • Claude Shannon: biologist (information theory used in biology)

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 30 - 33
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    This paper discusses how Claude Shannon, the founder of information theory, came to be regarded a biologist. It was discovered that Shannon's channel capacity theorem only applied to living organisms and their products, such as communication channels and molecular machines that make choices from several possibilities. Information theory is therefore a theory about biology, which makes Shannon a biologist. Shannon's work then meant that communications systems and molecular biology are headed on a collision course. As electrical circuits approach molecular sizes, the results of molecular biologists can be used to guide designs. There may come a time when communications and biology will be treated as a single field. The codes discovered for communications potentially teach new biology if the same codes are found in biological system. On the other hand, discoveries in molecular biology about systems that have been refined by evolution for billions of years could help build new and more efficient communications systems. View full abstract»

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  • Senior design - National student design competitions for biomedical engineers

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 24 - 25
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  • BME company profiles - a microsystem design house

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 19 - 21
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  • Cluster formation as a tool for development in Medicon Valley

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 102 - 105
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    Clusters are generally organized in order to stimulate the growth and competitiveness of a region in a particular technological area. They occur in many shapes and forms, and a specific cluster development is the product of a dynamic and interactive process among the key stakeholders in the specific region. Any region seeking to succeed in high-tech fields must have stakeholders that are able to collaborate and innovate across sectors. This approach is achieved by combining the scientific, entrepreneurial, financial, and structural elements into a globally viewed competitive approach that is focused on specific goals. The Medicon Valley, which covers the greater Copenhagen area and the southern tip of Sweden, is born with the task to promote research, innovation, and commercialization across the board and to enhance network formations and knowledge transfer among all the players of Medicon Valley.This paper discusses how cluster formation helped in the development of the medico/human life science research in Medicon Valley which has for its members biotech and medtech companies, major pharmaceutical companies, all the relevant university faculties, hospitals, service providers, and public organizations. View full abstract»

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  • What a difference a day made [interpreting patent claims]

    Publication Year: 2006
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    This paper discusses the landmark decision the 12 active judges of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) made on claim interpretation in the case of Phillipis v. AWH. The court set down in detail an agreed-upon, comprehensive process for interpreting patent claims. In particular, the court clarified a set of conflicting cases on the role of dictionaries in the claim interpretation process. View full abstract»

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  • Usability and internationalization of information technology - [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 16
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  • Shape and function from motion in medical imaging: part 2

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 6 - 21
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    Much has been said about medical imaging and it is the intent of this paper to focus on the motion aspects during macroimaging. A classification is proposed that departs from the classical views by identifying motion from imaging and vice versa and involves correction of motion and evoked motion. Several aspects that introduce significant differences in camera vision deserve to be underlined. The complexity of the imaging process is a major point. This is exemplified for ultrasound imaging and medical resonance imaging as will be shown in this article. The nonstandard classification proposed in this article has attempted to show how specific features of medical imaging may affect motion extraction and tracking. If the main issues found in computer vision are also of concern in medical imaging, the importance of replacing the "black box" vision by an in-depth knowledge of object properties, the physics of the sensing device, and the interactions between them, has been emphasized. It has been pointed out that the standard assumptions in generic motion estimation methods are not verified due to the limitations in data acquisition, the complexity of tissues and organs, and the multiple factors that modify the appearances of the objects of interest. Most of the classical paradigms should benefit from prior modeling to attain a better understanding of physiological motion and to derive innovative ways for expanding its place in the diagnostic process. View full abstract»

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  • Classification of Escherichia coli K-12 ribosome binding sites

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 90 - 97
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    Drawing on parallels between genetic information processing in living organisms and the processing of communications data, we develop an error-control coding-based translation initiation classification system that uses an eleven base classification window. An overview of channel codes and a summary of the translation initiation process are presented. Parallels between the two are drawn and a brief review of a channel code model for translation initiation is shown. A block-code Bayesian classifier is presented and the results of applying the system to the translation start site location problem for Escherichia coli K-12 is discussed. View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 0_1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 1 - 2
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  • From the editor - Wishing the best for everyone in the new year!

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 4 - 5
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  • IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering - Subscribe today! [advertisement]

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 9
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  • Editorial: Introduction to the Special Issue on Medical Application and Biological Effects of Micro

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 10 - 11
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  • Student's corner - Shanghai, china: a city of growth and friendship

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 12 - 13
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  • Engineering for Patient Safety: Issues in Minimally Invasive Procedures - [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 14
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  • Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (2nd Edition) - [Book review]

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 14 - 16
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  • New titles from Wiley - IEEE press

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 15
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  • First call for papers and announcement

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 17
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  • Program highlights and themes

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 18
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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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