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:

Engineered Human Colon Organoids

August 1, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Colon
In mice studies, researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital have begun to reveal the cellular signals that give rise to the [MORE]

New Findings for Bioengineering Livers

August 1, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

RNA
The advantages of culturing tissue in three dimensions have been demonstrated since Alexis Carrel pioneered the hanging drop method in [MORE]

Barcoding Biomarkers

August 1, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

LabOnAChip
Quoting directly: “Researchers at Rutgers University are now reporting in journal Lab on a Chip on a new barcoding technique [MORE]

Automating Molecular Structure Analysis

August 1, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

2D and 3D Structures
Determining the interaction between a molecule and its cellular receptor often is likened to a key and [MORE]

“MyBabyGenome” @ $1,500

August 1, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Whole Genome Sequencing
To the number of medical procedures that cost about $1,500, like extracting and storing umbilical cord blood, and [MORE]

Limitations of Automated Hematology Analyzers

August 1, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Flow Cytometry
Stained slides, flow cytometry, and digital morphology are three ways to analyze blood cells, but even the best automated [MORE]

Guiding Therapeutic Angiogenesis

August 1, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Blood Vessel Model
This piece reports that researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Stanford University have used 3-D printing to [MORE]

A “Synthetic Tongue” for Objective Sensing of Complex Substances

July 25, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Artificial Tongue
This piece actually is about a sensor array that can determine distinct characteristics of different whiskies by unique patterns [MORE]

Artificial Eardrum from Silk

July 25, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Clear Drum
The eardrum has two main roles: it transmits sound to the sensory cells in the inner ear, and it [MORE]

Woebot, Tele-Psychology

July 25, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

WoeBot
Quoting directly: “Created by a team of Stanford psychologists and AI experts, Woebot uses brief daily chat conversations, mood tracking, [MORE]

Photoacoustic Imaging of Tumor Margins

July 25, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Breast Surgery
Because breast tissue has relatively high optical contrast, laser light can penetrate deeply to find tumor margins during surgery. [MORE]

MR-Linac for Radiation Therapy

July 25, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

MR-Linac
Mrs. Rose Lee is not well remembered in the history of radiation oncology, perhaps because she was the first patient [MORE]

The Future of Biomedical Fabrics

July 25, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Muscle Cells Growing on Fleece
According to the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, “Textiles can also be used [MORE]

Laser Ablation of Arterial Plaque

July 25, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

DABRA Laser-Based Arterial Blockage Ablation System
Ra Medical (Carlsbad, CA) has introduced its laser-based arterial blockage ablation machine for clearing peripheral [MORE]