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:

New Stem Cell Scaffold for CNS Tissue Transplants

February 19, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

 
Inorganic nanoscaffold for stem cell therapy
Rutgers’s engineers have created a biodegradable, inorganic hybrid (BHI) scaffold that can deliver stem cells, [MORE]

Ovulation Test on a Smartphone

February 19, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Saliva testing for ovulation ferning
Who knew? “Salivary ferning refers to the unique appearance of dried saliva from a woman who [MORE]

“Smart lens” not so Smart after All

February 19, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Google smart contact lens
You’ll remember the picture, at least, of a glucose sensor-embedded contact lens that Verily (i.e. Google Life [MORE]

AI Better at Diagnosing Skin Cancers than Pathologists?

February 19, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Malignant melanoma
Dermatologists at Heidelberg University designed an artificial intelligence scan of biopsy slides to test for accuracy between human pathologists [MORE]

Detecting and Preventing Seizures with a Wireless Brain Pacemaker

February 19, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Autonomous closed loop neurostimulator
“UC Berkeley researchers have developed a wireless, autonomous, closed-loop neurostimulator that sits outside the head, monitoring electrical [MORE]

A Blood Vessels Chip

February 19, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Chip with blood vessels
This piece lacks the essential “nutrient” details in growing blood capillaries in a biochip, but it does [MORE]

Ultrasound and Laser Light in Early Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer

February 19, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Photoacoustic ultrasound for ovarian cancer detection
Late stage ovarian cancer has a high mortality rate; so, early detection is the key [MORE]

Functional Lab-Grown Brain Organoids

February 12, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

 
Slice of brain organoid
UCSD neuroscientists have grown stem cells into tissue resembling the brain’s cortex.  Further, those “organoids” display EEG [MORE]

Patch with Microneedles Delivers Drugs for Eye Diseases

February 12, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Eye patch with microneedles
Means for delivering drugs to treat glaucoma and macular degeneration—eye drops and needle injections–are limited in several [MORE]

Wearables for Clinical Studies

February 12, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

 
Spire health tag
Litmus Health (Austin, TX) has published a census of wearable devices that might be used in various situations [MORE]

BRCA1 Assessment on a Smartphone

February 12, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

POC BRCA 1 mutation testing
A paper microfluidics method, called “FluoroZen,” coupled with a smartphone application is able to detect BRCA1 [MORE]

Sensing High Metastatic Potential

February 12, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Tumor cell with high metastatic potential
Researchers at the UCSD medical school have identified a protein that has a high correlation [MORE]

Monitoring Heart Cells without Disrupting Them

February 12, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Electronic device monitors cardiomyocytes
This from Japanese cardio-researchers: “For the first time, engineers have demonstrated an electronic device to closely monitor [MORE]

Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 in Cartilage Regeneration

February 12, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Cartilage Drug Delivery
Insulin growth factor-1 has previously been shown to support joint cartilage, but getting IGF-1 to an arthritic [MORE]