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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • Wishing the best for everyone in the new year! [From the Editor]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):4 - 5
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  • Bridging the gap between industry and academia [Letters to the Editor]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 5
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  • New Year's resolutions [President's Message]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 6
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  • Biomedical engineering is strong in Denmark [Around the World]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 7
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  • EMBS History Committee makes a splash in Lyon [Around the World]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):7 - 9
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  • Activities in Asia and Africa [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 11
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  • Student reflections on the 2007 Annual Conference of the EMBS in Lyon [Student's Corner]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):14 - 83
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  • Rhythms from Seconds to Days: Part 2 [Chronobiological Investigations]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 16
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    Three of the articles examine the synchronizing physiological control exerted on cell proliferation by the circadian timing system. The fourth article is a general article concluding the two-part series of articles. View full abstract»

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  • The Circadian Timing System: A Coordinator of Life Processes [Chronobiological Investigations]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):17 - 19
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    Cell physiology is regulated along the 24-h time-scale by a circadian timing system composed of molecular clocks within each cell and a central coordination system in the mammalian molecular clock is made of interconnected molecular loops involving at least 12 circadian genes. The cellular clocks are coordinated by the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) and a hypothalamic pacemaker, which also helps th... View full abstract»

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  • A Step Toward Optimization of Cancer Therapeutics [Chronobiological Investigations]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):20 - 24
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    An integrative physiology model has been designed, which takes into account the cell proliferation at the level of a population of cells by age-structured partial differential equations (PDEs), its control by cell cycle proteins, and the control of these molecular mechanisms by the circadian system, designed as a network of coupled oscillators also described by ODEs. Cancer growth and response to ... View full abstract»

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  • Analyzing the Symptoms in Cancer Patients [Chronobiological Investigations]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):25 - 28
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    In summary, the recent increase in the knowledge of the signaling mechanisms in the circadian axis along with a fuller understanding of the interaction of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) family of ligands and how they can interact with the brain have led to a new hypothesis that the symptom complex of fatigue, poor appetite, and sleep disruption in cancer patients are related to altere... View full abstract»

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  • The Symphony of Life [Chronobiological Investigations]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):29 - 37
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    Biological rhythms in a wide range of frequencies are present in the whole organism as well as within each living cell. Some of these rhythms reflect adaptations to cosmic cycles and help to anticipate changes in the environment. Others integrate and coordinate body. Importance, interaction, and visualization of biological rhythms is presented in this article. Chronobiology observes notable amount... View full abstract»

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  • Walking with WALK!

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):38 - 48
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    The goal of this paper is to design WALK! a cooperative, patient-driven neuroprosthetic (NP) system. In implementing sensor-supervised events to switch to subsequent medical prosthetics, NP users were able to actively control the timing of their movements. Performance and usability of WALK! was appreciated by the NP users because they were able to perceive the activities of the NP to actually supp... View full abstract»

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  • Sensing Surrounding 3-D Space for Navigation of the Blind

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):49 - 55
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    This article presents a two-dimensional (2-D) vibration array for detecting dynamic changes in three-dimensional (3-D) space during navigation and provides these changes in real time to visually impaired users (in a form of vibration) to develop a 3-D sensing of the space and assist their navigation in their working and living environment. This vibration array is a part of the Tyflos prototype dev... View full abstract»

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  • France's Technologies for Health Program

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):56 - 63
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    The NNTH network has selected and supported dozens of innovative projects in the various fields of healthcare technologies: telematics in healthcare, medical imaging, biomaterials, bioinstrumentation, and techniques for disabled persons. The network has a strong impact on the developments of the field in the scientific community, in industry, and in the medical sector. The basic principle of fundi... View full abstract»

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  • Use of a Thermocouple for Malignant Tumor Detection

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):64 - 66
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    The aim of this study was to investigate whether the temperature difference between a malignant (or benign) tumor and the armpit (AT) could be used as a criterion in the diagnosis of the tumor malignancy. In our study, we measured the temperature of tumors beneath the skin with a needle thermocouple, which causes minimal discomfort or pain to the patients. In principle, the temperature of a tumor ... View full abstract»

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  • The case of the two-edged sword [Patents]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 68
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    The case involved two competing manufacturers of equipment used in procedures such as angioplasty for automatically injecting contrast media into a patient from a plastic syringe. Because the syringe can be subject to pressures of 1,000 lbf/in2 or more, the conventional approach had been to house the syringe in a pressure jacket and to load the syringe into the jacket from the back. Lie... View full abstract»

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  • Why do we measure blood pressure in millimeters of mercury? [Retrospectroscope]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):70 - 86
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    The answer to the question in the title is not because the first person to make the measurement used a mercury manometer. In 1733, Rev. Stephen Hales was the first to measure blood pressure directly in an unanesthetized horse. It is interesting to note that Hales had used the U-tube manometer to measure the pressure of sap in plants. Meanwhile, Poiseuille successfully applied to blood flow in capi... View full abstract»

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  • Cardiac cell therapy in vitro: reproducible assays for comparing the efficacy of different donor cells [Cellular/Tissue Engineering]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):72 - 80
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    Cardiovascular disease remains a pervasive and significant clinical problem, making it the target of extensive research for novel therapeutic strategies. In this report, we focus on describing the methods for the fabrication of cardiac strands with donor inserts and the application of this assay to test the ability of a few selected donor cell types to bridge and propagate electrical impulses from... View full abstract»

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  • Moment-based approaches in imaging part 2: invariance [A Look at . . .]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):81 - 83
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    This short survey of moment invariants points out interesting clues. Moments offer a sound theoretical framework for solving the generic problems encountered in many imaging applications. The diverse families of orthogonal moments provide the flexibility that may be required to face a particular target. However, they have to satisfy the time computation constraints that are inherent in many applic... View full abstract»

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  • Review of "Knowledge Discovery in Bioinformatics: Techniques, Methods, and Applications" (Hu, X. and Pan, Y., Eds.; 2007) [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 84
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  • GOLD networking reception, part deux [GOLD]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):85 - 86
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  • Conference Calendar [2008-2009]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 87
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  • 2007 Index IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine Vol. 26 [Annual Index]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):88 - 101
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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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