September/October 2014

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Balancing Engineering and Biology in Bioengineering

For most of my career, I have heard rumors that engineering comprises a set of silos, with each discipline narrowly defi...

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Single Cell Sequencing: The Future of Cancer Care

The advent of oncology therapies acting against molecular targets in pathways inhibiting carcinogenesis has opened new treatment options with greatly reduced toxicities. A recent example is the blocking of the epidermal growth factor signaling pathway by the binding of a monoclonal antibody to the EGF receptor or the inhibition of tyrosine kinase activity in the EGF pathway... Read more

Sleep Disorders: Fertile Ground for Novel Engineering Approaches

We spend roughly one-third of our lives asleep. Although the primary function of sleep remains a topic of debate among researchers, there is agreement that sleep is important for the rejuvenation of many bodily functions. The endocrine and immune systems are particularly active during sleep, cellular repair mechanisms ... Read more

Should Bioengineering Graduates Seek Employment in the Defense Industry?

They say that the difference between a mechanical engineer and a civil engineer is that the mechanical engineer develops weapons whereas a civil engineer designs targets... Read more

Entrepreneurship in Capstone Design: Has the Pendulum Swung Too Far?

During the 2013 Biomedical Engineering Society meeting in Seattle, Washington, I spoke with a department chair about his program’s capstone design course... Read more

Strange Musical Rhythms

Music, along with its attached rhythm, has been with man for centuries, developing and evolving along with him. Its influence on human behavior and mood can reach levels whose limits are still unknown, especially in everything related to perception, where the whole nervous system is involved... Read more

IEEE Ceremony Honors Excellence in Engineering

Dr. Leroy Hood was among 20 professionals honored for their outstanding contributions to engineering during a Medals and Recognitions Ceremony in Amsterdam, Netherlands in August 2014. The ceremony took place in conjunction with the IEEE Sections Congress. IEEE President Roberto J. de Marca served as the Master of Ceremonies, ... Read more

Short-Term Strategic Career Planning: No, It’s Never Too Early!

Although finishing up a degree is a great achievement and a huge relief at the same time, it is also stressful, as you find yourself facing the “real world”... Read more

How We Should Be Teaching Math

If you’ve ever wondered why science and math education lag in the United States, EMBS Executive Committee Member Barbara Oakley, has an idea. In part, it’s because students are never allowed a true mastery of science, technology, engineering and math subjects, otherwise known as STEM. This is the argument she makes in a Wall Street... Read more