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The War on Cancer
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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is fighting the good fight.... Read more



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The Wonderful World of Biodesign

Just as Kermit the Frog once said, “It’s not easy being green.” It is also hard to innovate and profit from inventions relating to biodesign.... Read more

Patents and Scientific Papers: Quite Different Concepts

The reward is found in giving, not in keeping.... Read more

My Best Example

What is the best illustration you use in class? While conversing with a faculty member at another educational institution, I asked him this question (answers to which sometimes trigger ideas for examples I can use in my classes or, at least, yield insight into what ... Read more

Brain and Circuits Take the Focus at BioCAS2016

The 12th IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS) took place in Shanghai, China, in October 2016. Serving as a premier international forum for researchers and engineers to present their state-of-the-art multidisciplinary research and development activities at the frontiers of medicine, life sciences, and engineering, ... Read more

Nikola Tesla

I went through all my years of undergraduate electrical engineering school (1951–1956) without hearing the name Nikola Tesla, even in those courses explicitly dealing with alternating current (ac) machines, or with energy transmission, or with wireless communications.... Read more