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:

AI in Diagnosing Eye Disease

October 16, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Using AI to diagnose retinal disease
In a collaboration between Google’s DeepMind Health, University College London, and the Moorefield Eye Hospital, [MORE]

Proof-of-Concept for Nanobot “Fantastic Voyage”

October 16, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanorobots
In the 1966 film “Fantastic Voyage,” scientists inside a micro-submarine swam through the blood steam aiming to break up a [MORE]

Automated Definition of Nerve Anatomy

October 16, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Complete neuron cell
According to neuroscientists at the Max Planck Florida Institute, “Synaptic plasticity, the cellular basis for learning and memory, [MORE]

Rough Surfaced Implants Promote Blood Vessel Formation

October 16, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

 
Nano patterned bone implants vascularization
University of Toronto engineers don’t know why bone formation and blood vessel grow proceed faster with [MORE]

Microscopy Using UV Light for Diagnosis

October 16, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

MUSE microscopy breast tissue
MUSE microscopy stands for Microscopy with Ultraviolet Surface Excitation, and is an imaging system from the University [MORE]

Biomarker for Salt Sensitive Bood Pressure

October 16, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Salt Sensitivity
Most people have heard the caution about dietary salt increasing blood pressure, and the blanket advice that all people [MORE]

Mount Sinai Med School’s Blockchain Research Center

October 16, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Blockchain Technology
Imagine a set of test results—i.e. a block—sent to thousands of secure computers in a network, making a permanent [MORE]

Photonic Biosensor Monitors Oxygen in Organs-on-a-Chip

October 9, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Biosensor
What tissues of the body do depends on the level of oxygen concentration, and different tissues have various oxygen levels.  [MORE]

Remote Controlled Surgical Devices in the Planning

October 9, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Magnetic activators
MIT researchers have created a magnetic ink and used it to 3-D print a surgical tool prototype that can [MORE]

Georgetown’s REMBRANT

October 9, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Bioinformatics
REMBRANT is an acronym for Repository for Molecular Brain Neoplasms Data.  Originally, the National Cancer Institute compiled and organized the [MORE]

An Eye Scan for Early Parkinson’s Diagnosis

October 9, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

 
Braak staging . Parkinson’s Disease
Through imaging studies of 49 Parkinson’s patients and 54 age-matched controls, researchers in Seoul found that [MORE]

The Automatic Toothbrush

October 9, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Chiiz automatice toothbrush
An automatic toothbrush may not be the pinnacle of medtech, but it sure is cool.  Chiiz.com (Herndon, VA) [MORE]

Remarkable Regeneration: the Bladder

October 9, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Wolffian duct cells in pick show bladder regeneration
The bladder has remarkable, if not unique, capabilities to regenerate after injury or [MORE]

A Wearable Cytometer

October 9, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Wearable cytometer
Most of the wearable biosensors on the market today monitor heartbeat, respiration and movement.  Others are working on blood [MORE]