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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:

“Cellular Dust” (extracellular vesicles) in Regenerative Medicine

January 1, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Extracellular vesicles
While stem cell culture and transplantation has growing currency in regenerative medicine, French researchers have proposed that extracellular vesicles [MORE]

3D printing of Blood Vessels with the Right Flexibility

January 1, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

 
3D printed blood vessels
University of Colorado at Boulder engineers have found a way to print blood vessels that mimic natural [MORE]

Implantable Device for Breast Cancer Immunotherapy

January 1, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanodevice for drug delivery directly to tumor
“To fulfill the unmet clinical need for sustained local drug delivery and to avoid [MORE]

Paper Wrist Patch Monitors Biometrics

January 1, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Wearable electronic skin device
If you have access to ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2018, 10 (37), pp 31061–31068, you can read [MORE]

Gene Catalog of Cancer

January 1, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA
How many genes can cause cancer?  Researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute in England believe the number is more than [MORE]

Minimally Invasive Brain Monitor

January 1, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

 
RheoSense Non-invsive brain oxygen monitor
Luciole Medical (Zurich, Switzerland) takes its name from the French word for the light-emitting firefly.  Their [MORE]

Monitoring Glucose in Saliva

January 1, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Saliva for glucose monitoring
As far as your editor can tell, this video (first link) and the published article (second link) [MORE]

Multigene Test for High Risk Heart Disease, et al

December 18, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA Multigenic risk score
Polygenic risk scores may become as routine as cholesterol screening. To that end, researchers at the Broad [MORE]

Future of Robotic Surgery

December 18, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Da Vinci Xi Intuitive Surgical
In the two decades since Intuitive Surgical (Sunnyvale, CA) introduced its “daVinci” robot, the company has [MORE]

Wirelessly Controlled “pill”

December 18, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT Wireless pill
For the past two years, researchers at MIT have been improving the design and capabilities of an ingestible [MORE]

Why Clinical Genetics Lags

December 18, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Much of the Genome has not been studied
It’s true in most fields that new research largely reinforces prior discoveries.  That’s [MORE]

Spray-on-Skin

December 18, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

 
AVITA Spray-on-skin
AVITA Medical (Valencia, CA) has received FDA approval for its “RECELL” System of spray-on skin for treating burns.   “In [MORE]

Stem Cell Family of the Human Skeleton

December 18, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

 
Bone structure from human skeletal stem cells
Stanford University scientists have discovered true human skeletal stem cells for the first time.  [MORE]

Automated Mammogram Reading

December 18, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mammogram showing dense and fatty breasts
It’s not uncommon for radiologists to batch mammogram images and then examine them at the [MORE]