July/August 2014

Cover Story

Artist Arthur Ganson describes his kinetic sculptures as a cross between mechanical engineering and choreography... Read more



Editorial Blogs

Editor's
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Medical and Molecular Engineering

The human genome project changed everything—or did it? Although undeniably a scientific tour de force, the Genome Proj...


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IEEE and the Life Sciences — What’s the Connection?

Since its inception in 1963, the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) has been focused on the intersection of engineering and health. EMBS members have embarked on amazing feats of engineering, such as developing sophisticated sensors in clothing capable of monitoring a person’s mental state, or harnessing nanotechnology to delivery drug therapies... Read more

The Brave New World of Reproductive Health

In our January article on hot trends in biomedical engineering for 2014, we predicted the CRISPR/Cas system to become a transformative and powerful tool for gene editing. The simplicity, precision, speed, and low cost by which one or more gene sequences can be selectively silenced, enhanced or changed with CRISPR... Read more

The Match Day That Could Have Been

The long anticipated day has finally arrived: the “Match Day” that could have been. Once medical students choose their specialty at the beginning of their fourth year, they apply to residency programs in that specialty. The application process is relatively similar to the typical medical/graduate school application processes... Read more

The Power of Thought and the Value of Being Lost

The last time I sat down to write this column, I was in the midst of the most tumultuous period of my adult life to date. I had openly admitted to my advisor that I desperately wanted to quit my job... Read more

Connecting Through Conferences

The last few months have been exciting times for IEEE EMBS student members across the world, and we are all set to carry forward the momentum into the IEEE EMBS International Conference 2014 in Chicago... Read more

The Obvious Answer

In his book Everything Is Obvious: Once You Know the Answer, Duncan Watts posits that what we value as worthwhile is often determined by chance. He cites the case of the famous painting the Mona Lisa, which is now considered among the world’s masterpieces and hangs in a special place... Read more

Scientific Discoveries and Technological Inventions: Their Relativistic History Effect

In the theory of relativity, time dilation is a difference of elapsed time between two events as measured by observers either moving relative to each other or differently situated from gravitational fields. It means that astronauts return from space having aged less... Read more

IEEE EMBS International Student Conference Series

The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) is the premier technical, international Society applying engineering to medicine and biology to enable, create, and promote health care innovation and engineering translation into medicine... Read more

Designing Science Presentations: A Visual Guide to Figures, Papers, Slides, Posters, and More

The text is recommended for the novice presenter as well as the seasoned instructor looking for ways to improve delivery and, perhaps, student (or cohort) evaluations... Read more