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:

Predicting Tomorrow’s Medical Advances

March 24, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Science and innovation
For several years this newsletter has accepted short editorials (250 words or less) on subjects related to medical [MORE]

Keeping Transplantable Livers Alive for a Week

March 24, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Liver perfusion machine
Transplantable livers are now kept alive for 24 hours while on ice.  But a new machine from engineers [MORE]

Making Organoids More Complex

March 24, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Organoid models
Creating functional organoids from iPSCs is a step toward growing full sized functional transplantable organs.  But thus far, organoids [MORE]

Silkworm Proteins for Bioprinting Organs

March 24, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Wild silkworm species Antheraea assamensis
Collagen is a common ingredient in inks for bioprinting, but in India scientists have shown the possibility [MORE]

The Regenerated Heart

March 24, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cardiomyocytes Undergoing Mitosis With Complete Cytokinesis
Toward natural heart regeneration, Van Andel Institute scientists assert: “Markers of cell cycle progression based [MORE]

A Magnetic Fluid that Staunches Blood Loss

March 24, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Injectable magnetic fluid to stop blood loss
To temporarily (30 minutes) stop hemorrhage in an emergency situation, MIT researchers have developed [MORE]

Natural Cartilage Regeneration

March 24, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

microRNA and Cartilage regeneration
According to Duke University medical researchers, natural cartilage regeneration occurs in humans depending on the distance of [MORE]

“Super Grafts” for Treating Type 1 Diabetes

March 17, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Insulin-producing organoids
This piece describes how researchers at the University of Geneva have created transplantable pancreatic grafts for treating Type 1 [MORE]

Single Dose Gene Therapy for Cocaine Addiction

March 17, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Single dose gene therapy for cocaine addiction
In an article titled “Systemic Safety of a Recombinant AAV8 Vector for Human Cocaine [MORE]

Need to Automate Mass Spectrometry for Clinical Use

March 17, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mass Spectrometry Quantitative Proteomic Workflows
Mass spectroscopy is a technology for determining, among other things, the size and weight of protein [MORE]

23andMe Licensed an Antibody for IBD Based on Its Ancestry Database

March 17, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Developing drugs from antibodies
“23andMe Inc., the Silicon Valley firm known for its ancestry DNA tests, has licensed an antibody it [MORE]

An AI-Enabled Stethoscope

March 17, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

DUO digital stethoscope
Stethoscope maker, Eko Devices (Berkeley, CA) is testing its DUO digital instrument that detects asymptomatic low ejection heartbeat.  [MORE]

A Bone Bandage

March 17, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

After a bone fracture, the naturally occurring purine nucleoside adenosine floods the injury site, but it does not necessarily remain [MORE]

Femtosecond Speed for 3 D Printing

March 17, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Two-photon lithography technology
3D printing is a relatively slow miracle; so engineers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the [MORE]