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Issue 1 • Date Jan.-Feb. 2011

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  • [Front cover]

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  • IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology

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  • [Table of Contents]

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  • Staff listing

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  • [From the Editor]

    Page(s): 3 - 5
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  • [President's Message]

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  • Web Site Registration [Letters]

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  • [Student's Corner]

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  • The Beginning [Graduate Life]

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  • Medical School Column [Graduate Life]

    Page(s): 10 - 11
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  • Technology and Ethics [Conversations in BME]

    Page(s): 12 - 17
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    The following conversation addresses some of the core questions regarding our work with technology, including ethical implications especially associated with biomedical technology. We welcome to this discussion Dr. José Galvan and Dr. Rocci Luppicini, both researchers in the philosophy of technology. View full abstract»

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  • Engineering Global Health

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    Resources dedicated to global health have increased significantly over the past decade. This growth has created a tremendous opportunity to engineer impactful and sustainable solutions to the most challenging global health problems. Engineering suitable solutions requires a multidisciplinary approach that extends beyond a team of engineers. An ideal team suitable in tackling these global health challenges should at a minimum include individuals with expertise in the technical, health, and business development disciplines. Furthermore, an efficient approach to developing suitable technical solutions to global health challenges should apply several basic tenets to ensure that solutions achieve maximum impact and sustainability. Several of these tenets are discussed in this article, using projects in PATH's product development portfolio as case studies. View full abstract»

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  • In Pursuit of the Newt

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    It looks like a frog-but with a tail. Its legs are as long as its arms. Some live in water, and some are semiaquatic, returning to water to breed. But perhaps what's most noteworthy about the newt is its remarkable ability to bounce back from what would be catastrophic injuries to other creatures. Front leg munched off by a predator? Another leg will grow in its place. Eye poked out by a fast-moving branch? The newt can fix that too. Even more complicated organs are not beyond the regenerative capacities of the little newt: intestines, spinal cord, and even heart can be recovered. It's superhero material and, more close to home, it's a model that researchers in regenerative medicine are not beyond aspiring to. Dr. Cato Laurencin was heard earlier this year encouraging his col leagues at the Annual Society for Biomaterials Conference to bring out the inner newt in all of us. Newts may be phylogenetically much lower than humans, but in the areas of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering, advances in research have propelled us to the point that we might, in fact, aspire to newtness-before us lies the possibility and project of figuring out how we too might grow an entire limb or repair whole organs at the site of injury. View full abstract»

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  • Innovative Engineering Solutions

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    This article presents an overview of the workshop "Lessons Learned from Medical Systems Development" at the 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) on 31 August 2010. The workshop was designed to highlight the unique aspects of medical systems development in commercial settings. View full abstract»

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  • Vital Signs [Tutorial]

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    The vital sign of breathing rate can be measured in many ways, ranging from simply counting the number of breaths observed over a minute to electronic devices that can give quantitative results through detecting individual breaths and determining the instantaneous breathing rate from the time interval between adjacent breaths. These latter kinds of breath sensors can be used for continuous monitoring of patients to detect specific breathing patterns or apneas and sound an alarm when specific undesirable patterns are seen. Biomedical engineers have a range of techniques that can be used in the design of breathing sensors, and it is important to understand the specific application so that the appropriate instrumentation can be designed without either over- or under-designing the device. View full abstract»

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  • Why Study the History of BME, Science, and Technology? [Retrospectroscope]

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  • 9th IEEE EMBS International Summer School on Biomedical Imaging 2010: From cells to clinics [A Look At]

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  • The Case of the Unanswered Question [Patents]

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  • A Rose by Any Other Name is a Different Rose [Opinion]

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  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Constitution and Bylaws Proposed Changes

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  • A Nano Approach [review of "Biomaterials: A Nano Approach" (Ramakrishna, S., et al; 2010)]

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  • IEEE EMBS Achievement and Service Awards

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  • [Calendar]

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  • IEEE EMBS Chapter Awards

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