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A Path to Extinguishing Ebola
Cover Story

Earlier this year, it appeared that the Ebola virus outbreak would be contained in West Africa; however, as seen of late, epidemics tend to be unpredictable. Instead, the Ebola virus has become an increasing concern and even more challenging since the first reported case from Guinea in March 2014. As of November... Read more

Call for applications: Director and Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Call for applications: Director and Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Editorial Blogs


Where Technology and Patient Care Intersect

Where do patient satisfaction, medical advancement, and innovation meet? The answer is here—right in this issue as we ...

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Considering the Ebola Epidemic and the Biomedical Engineering Ethical Mandate

Dr. Bernard Cohen, Chair of the IEEE EMBS Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee, joins IEEE Pulse this month with his column “It’s a Question of Ethics.” We’ve asked Dr. Cohen to share with us some of his goals for the column as well as... Read more

Looking Back at EMBC 2014: Students’ Voices

The 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC’14) was held from 26-30 August 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The overall theme of the conference was “Discovering, Innovating, and Engineering Future Biomedicine,” which covered ... Read more

Making Health Care Universally Accessible

In the past few decades, hospitals have become smarter, safer, and more sophisticated, which has accentuated health care costs and generated a rural-urban health care divide. Telemedicine has stepped in as an instrument to bridge the gaps... Read more

Genetic Discrimination and Racism

Discrimination seems to be an intrinsic trait inherent in our very being. We, as people, seem to be disposed to discriminate either for or against those who, for one reason or another, are unlike us. This dissimilarity may be recognized in speech, dress, comportment, age, or a host of other... Read more

Intracardiac Pressure–Volume Diagrams and Their Links with Thermodynamics

The main objective of this column is to historically connect the pressure–volume diagram (PVD) of the heat mechanical engines and that of the heart... Read more