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:

Solar Powered Pacemaker

August 21, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mesurement device for solar powered pacemaker
Heart pacemaker batteries can last for a decade before they need to be surgically replaced. Even [MORE]

Adaptive Deep Brain Stimulating Implant

August 21, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Self-tuning implant for Parkinsons
Deep brain stimulation has long been a procedure for treating Parkinson’s disease, but regulating the stimulation has [MORE]

Targeted- RNA Alternative to CRISPR

August 21, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

RNA modifying tool
While gene editing focuses on DNA, a lab at The Scripps Research Institute (Jupiter, FL) has paired a small [MORE]

Nanobots for Treating MRSA

August 21, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanobots grab MRSA bacteria
Using gold nanowires coated with platelets and red blood cells, bioengineers at the University of California in [MORE]

That Gut Feeling

August 21, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Complete GI tract
Using high resolution imaging and electrophysiological sensing of smooth muscle cells in the entire mouse colon, researchers at [MORE]

Smart Thread for Wearables

August 21, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

EPFL researchers develop a smart thread
Quoting directly: “At the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) researchers have developed a smart thread [MORE]

Anti-Viral Surgical Masks

August 21, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Face mask
Pictures from the Great Influenza at the end of World War I show groups of people wearing surgical masks [MORE]

Engineered Bone Marrow

August 14, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Atificial bone marrow cells
In order to study abnormalities in born marrow—leading to leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma, Swiss researchers in [MORE]

Cell Free RNA Blood Test for Premature Birth

August 14, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Premature infant with ventilator
Cell free RNAs circulating in a pregnant woman’s blood can indicate time of the baby’s birth or [MORE]

First 3D Printed Corneas

August 14, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Researchers show 3D printed cornea
Tissue engineers at Newcastle University (UK) have created a bioink from corneal stromal cells, alginate and [MORE]

Hand-Held Robotic Drill for Most Delicate Surgery

August 14, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

AI drill to access the inner ear
Few now remember Britain’s 19thcentury engineering genius, Isambard Kingdom Brunel—who introduced the standard gage [MORE]

Apple’s Patent Application for a Wearable Blood Pressure Device

August 14, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Apple patent drawing for Aplle watch BP monitor
Two years ago, Apple engineers filed a patent application for a blood pressure monitoring [MORE]

Fetal Stem Cell Transplant to Treat Alpha Thalassemia

August 14, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Fetus in utero
An ultrasound showed fearful evidence—an enlarged heart and rapid blood flow in the brain; signs of the worst [MORE]

Virtual Visits for Hypertension Care.

August 14, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Telemedicine consult
Hypertension is the reason for about 39 million doctor’s visits a year in the US.  During a visit, the [MORE]