Humans have been using technology to improve their vision for many decades, but options are far fewer for those who have not seen since birth or who have reached stages of blindness in later life.
James Weiland, IEEE Fellow, explores the unique challenges of retinal prostheses.
Although doctors still cannot simply order new, functioning organs for patients who need replacements, researchers in labs around the world are making the important advances in tissue engineering that set the stage for regenerative medicine as well as make other biomedical technologies possible.
Rethinking conventional sickle cell screening to improve access to high-quality health care in resource-limited settings.
The use of data to find efficiencies in drug development can’t come too soon.
Floating in a Petri dish, they look like tiny tapioca pearls in peach broth, a couple dozen in number and none much larger than the tip of a ballpoint pen. But under a microscope, dense, lumpy bodies come into focus, outlined by wispy coronas.
Medical researchers increasingly regard tissue engineering and regenerative medicine as potential game changers when it comes to repairing damage from disease or injury and restoring function. To understand the progress made and challenges ahead for this combined field, IEEE Pulse sought out two experts: David
Sufferers of osteoarthritis are all too aware of the daily pain and impairment of swollen joints, of having to give up sports—and jobs—due to cartilage defects. What they may be less aware of is that three-dimensional (3-D) bioprinting and bioink technologies are being developed to
“The future of medicine is in your smartphone,” proclaimed an eminent medical researcher in a 2015 Wall Street Journal essay.
European efforts seek to address the challenges of an aging population and also create opportunities for economic growth and innovation.