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:

Insights on Molecular Diodes

August 15, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Molecular Electronics Charge Rectification
Miniaturization is a mantra for designing electronic biosensors and other devices, particularly implantable ones. Most of today’s [MORE]

DNA Nanoswitches

August 15, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA Nanoswitches Wyss Institute
By attaching binding molecules to one strand of double stranded DNA, it is possible to see, using [MORE]

Graphene Dialysis Membrane

August 15, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Patient Receiving Dialysis
A typical dialysis session lasts four hours and has to be repeated three times a week. The reason [MORE]

Mind-Reading Machine

August 15, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Brain Activation Patterns Identify Thoughts
Here’s a conundrum to consider: does a comatose person have a privacy right to their thoughts? [MORE]

Long Read Sequencing

August 15, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA Sequencing
Carney complex is a rare genetic disease that presents multiple benign tumors in the heart, skin and other tissues [MORE]

Europium-Doped Gadolinium Oxide Nanorods for Imaging and Therapy

August 15, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Imaging Cancer
Reporting in the journal NANO, Indian chemists describe how they made silica-coated europium-doped gadolinium oxide nanorods for dual imaging [MORE]

Spinal Fluid Diagnostic for ALS

August 15, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Spinal Tap
Researchers in Belgium and Germany have discovered specific biomarkers in lumbar fluid, known as phosphorylated neurofilament heavy and neurofilament [MORE]

Microcontact Printing with APTES

August 8, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Microfluidics
Microfluidic devices are used to determine biomarker concentrations in fluids, such as blood—as in liquid assays for cancer. This piece [MORE]

A.I.’s Areas of Greatest Impact in Healthcare

August 8, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Artificial Intelligence
Robot-assisted surgery, virtual nursing assistance, administrative workflow management, fraud detection, dosage error reduction, connected machines, clinical trial patient identification, [MORE]

Digestible Electronics

August 8, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Marmite and Vegemite
More than three-fourths of people developing irritable bowel disease have their conditions go undiagnosed until it becomes most [MORE]

Honeywell’s View of Tele-Wellness

August 8, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Genesis Touch Honeywell Life Care Solutions
If you remember Honeywell’s iconic “T-86 Round” home thermometer from the 1950s, where you simply [MORE]

Autonomous Iris from Light Sensitive Polymer

August 8, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Artificial Iris
University researchers in Finland and Poland have used a light sensitive polymer to create a contact lens-like autonomous iris. [MORE]

Lab Automation in a Nutshell

August 8, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Lab Automation
This piece is a masterpiece infographic—about the history, issues, costs and benefits of laboratory automation, leaving us wishing for [MORE]

MRI/PET Imaging Using Dual Agents with Time of Flight Capability

August 8, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Dual Agent PET and MRI
Two injected radioagents– fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) and 18F-sodium fluoride (18F-NaF)—followed by quantitative MRI/PET scanning, produces better [MORE]