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The machinery of medicine

The machinery of medicine

Over the last few years, as electronic medical records have become the norm in hospitals, clinics, and doctors’ offices, clinicians have tried to come to terms with the computer. Is this machine demanding their attention at the expense of the patient? How does a doctor engage her patient while typing data into a template? The tools of medicine—from the stones that Neolithic humans honed into...

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From raw idea to finished product

From raw idea to finished product

Hackathons are great for sparking creativity, but turning a concept into a marketable product takes time.

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The artificial pancreas

The artificial pancreas

Last May, 15-year-old Jacob Conte was scaling a rock wall at City Climb Gym in New Haven. Hand over hand, grabbing onto...

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If you have a lemon, make lemonade

If you have a lemon, make lemonade

When an experiment yielded unexpected results, researchers shifted gears.

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The tools of medicine

The tools of medicine

There’s more than one way to secure an airway. Emergency medicine residents and paramedics learn early about the tools...

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Human body as machine

Human body as machine

To understand biomedical engineering, says Jon S. Morrow, Ph.D., M.D. ’76, HS ’77, FW ’80, chair and Raymond Yesner...

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Keeping the “Goldilocks” organ cool

Keeping the “Goldilocks” organ cool

Since the first human heart transplant nearly 50 years ago, the standard of care for transporting donor organs has...

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New artery? We can print that

New artery? We can print that

Mark Michalski, M.D., HS ’15, on call late one night in 2013, was browsing through Wired when he came across an article...

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A hunch leads to an anti-HIV compound

A hunch leads to an anti-HIV compound

What if there were a natural compound that could prevent HIV infection without damaging living cells? Batzelladine B is...

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