A Day in the Life of a Product Development Engineer Working on the Device Side of the Health Care Industry

Here for your education and entertainment is a peek at the type of day a Product Development Engineer might have about three out of five days of the week. -------- 8:00 AM Entering the R&D building lugging her lap top and rolling her brief case behind her Marion Smith makes sure to greet everyone with … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Product Development Engineer Working on the Device Side of the Health Care Industry

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Facing Up to Facial Recognition

Photo: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg/Getty Images Through a Glass: Attendees at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai this past August had the opportunity to see themselves recognized by facial-recognition technology. The views expressed here are solely those of the author and do not represent positions of IEEE Spectrum or the IEEE. Many people seem to regard … Continue reading Facing Up to Facial Recognition

How swallowing a star might keep you from missing a dose of medicine

How swallowing a star might keep you from missing a dose of medicine Grantee News raymond.macdougall Mon, 01/27/2020 - 17:59 After a patient swallows anordinary-looking capsule, the star’s six arms unfold inside the stomach and steadily release ingredients for a week; then the arms break off and leave the body like undigested food. The pill … Continue reading How swallowing a star might keep you from missing a dose of medicine

Tiny containers transport targeted treatments

Tiny containers transport targeted treatments Science Highlights thomas.johnson Mon, 01/27/2020 - 08:32 Promising intracellular protein-based therapeutics have been of limited use due to the difficulty of delivery into diseased cells. Now bioengineers have developed nanoparticles that can deliver these therapeutics to their targets—avoiding degradation and toxic interactions with healthy tissues. Source: National Institute of Biomedical … Continue reading Tiny containers transport targeted treatments

A DIY Audio Induction Loop for the Hard of Hearing

Illustration: James Provost I regularly attend an unprogrammed Quaker meeting, where a lot of the folks are older and have hearing impairments. This style of worship poses a special challenge for these people because, unlike the convention at many other religious gatherings, there is no one person who addresses the congregation. At an unprogrammed Quaker meeting, … Continue reading A DIY Audio Induction Loop for the Hard of Hearing

Retraction Note to: Randomized controlled trial testing weight loss and abdominal obesity outcomes of moxibustion

The Editors-in-Chief have retracted this article [1] because, after publication, concerns were raised regarding the study design and statistical analysis. Post-publication review has confirmed firstly that wit... Source: Biomedical Engineering Online