MEDICAL AUTOMATION EXPERTS


Terry Sharrer's bio:

Dr. Sharrer began as Executive Director, Medical Innovation and Transformation Institute, with the Inova Health System (Fairfax, VA) in July 2007. Formerly, he was the Curator of Health Sciences at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, where he had worked for thirty-six years.

Terry Sharrer speaks and writes about a range of life science subjects. In 1987, he co-organized an exhibition titled "The Search for Life: Genetic Technology in the 20th Century." This show also was the inaugural exhibition for the DNA Learning Center at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. He has done video documentaries on the Human Genome Project, the beginning of gene therapy, and the molecular biology of cancer. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Maryland, has authored some three dozen publications-including A Kind of Fate, Agricultural Change in Virginia, 1861-1920 (about the biological consequences of the Civil War and the beginning of germ theory practices, Iowa State University Press, 2000)-and currently is writing a history of molecular medicine. For outreach work, has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Foundation for Cancer Research (Bethesda, MD), board member of the Carilion Biomedical Institute (Roanoke, VA), board member, Immune Deficiency Foundation (Towson, MD), and board member, Inova Fairfax Hospital Cancer Advisory Committee (Fairfax, VA).

Currently, his public service includes: board member of the Fund for Inherited Disease Research (Bryn Mawr, PA); and Science Advisor, for the Loudoun County, VA Department of Economic Development, the Clarke County VA Education Foundation, and the Arizona Science Alliance. With his wife Patty, and sons Alex, age 13, and Nicholas, age 17, he lives in Hamilton, Loudoun County, VA.

Disclosure: G. Terry Sharrer, PhD has stock dividends in Merck and Pfizer.

Terry Sharrer's posts:

An “Electronic Blood Vessel”

December 1, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Electronic blood vessel
Chinese bioengineers have developed an implantable device that mimics a blood vessel.  “By using poly(L-lactide-co-ϵ-caprolactone), which encapsulates liquid [MORE]

Micro-Electrode Chip for Determining Nerve Transmission

December 1, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Dual-mode microelectrode array (DM-MEA) system
From bioengineers in Basel and Zurich, Switzerland: “We report on a dual-mode high-density microelectrode array, which [MORE]

Knitting New Arteries

December 1, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

 
Circular knitting machine makes artery prototype
North Carolina State University and Case Western Reserve University scientists describe in this piece a [MORE]

Reducing COVID-19 Aerosol Particles

December 1, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

FEND nasal spray
“In a paper published in Molecular Frontiers Journal, researchers from Cambridge, Massachusetts have discovered a more effective way [MORE]

Cell Map of the Adult Human Heart

December 1, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Single cell reconstruction of adult human heart
From fourteen healthy adult hearts that were rejected after transplantation, a research team headed [MORE]

The “Molecular Footprint” of Aging

December 1, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Gene regulatory footprint of aging
Proteomic and genomic bioengineers have deciphered some of the molecular actions of genes and proteins that [MORE]

FDA’s Digital Health Center of Excellence

December 1, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

The Digital Center of Excellence
“The Digital Health Center of Excellence is primarily focused on helping both internal and external stakeholders [MORE]

3 in 1 Device: Ultrasound-Electronic Stethoscope-ECG

November 24, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

 
KOSMOS  3 in 1 device
“EchoNous (Redmond, WA), a developer of novel ultrasounds, has found a way to leverage multiple critical [MORE]

Smart Home Vibration Sensor

November 24, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

VibrosSense tracks home appliance using deep learning
For many years, researchers in eldercare have sought ways to detect how elders are [MORE]

AI-Designed Bioscaffolds

November 24, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

AI speeds development of 3D-printed bioscaffolds
3D printing of bioscaffolds for tissue regeneration involves enough variables that machine learning can sort [MORE]

“Robo RXN”

November 24, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

RoboRXN. Automating Chemical Synthesis
“In a recent news release, the research arm of IBM announced that their Zurich team has developed [MORE]

Miniaturization in Ultrasound Imaging

November 24, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Smallest ultrasound detector
Engineers at the German Research Center for Environmental Health and the Technical University of Munich have developed an [MORE]

Wearable, Continuous Glucose Monitors

November 24, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Continuous glucose monitoring
The kind of wearable glucose monitors that show up in television advertising affixed to the arm or abdomen [MORE]

AI Analysis of Placental Tissues

November 24, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Human placenta
Clinical pathologists look at slides of placental tissues to find vascular abnormalities (particularly decidual vasculopathy) that pose risks for [MORE]