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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:

Gene Mapping for Targeted Chemotherapy

July 3, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Breast Cancer Cell
Anti-cancer chemotherapy originally derived from chemical warfare studies in 1942. Alfred Gilman and Louis Goodman discovered the effect [MORE]

Smart Tooth Technology

July 3, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

WashU Engineering Electronic Tooth Sensor
An engineering group at The Washington University of St. Louis has developed a prototype of a [MORE]

Adhesive Patch Glucose Monitor

July 3, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Non-Invasive Glucose Patch
Quoting directly: “Researchers at the University of Bath invented an adhesive patch that measures glucose for diabetics. The [MORE]

Artificial Mole as Early Cancer Detector

July 3, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Artificial Mole to Detect Cancer
In animal studies, bioengineers at ETH Zurich (the Swiss Technical Institute in Zurich) have designed an [MORE]

RNA Injection Restores Hearing in Lab Animals

July 3, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Clusters of Hair Cells in the Cochlea
After sound-blasting anesthetized guinea pigs to the point of deafness, scientists at the Hough [MORE]

Deep Body Temperature Sensing

July 3, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Imaging and Sensing Probe
“University of Adelaide researchers have invented a world-first tiny fibre-optic probe that can simultaneously measure temperature and [MORE]

Once Again, Relative-Matching Nabs a Murderer

July 3, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

DNA Results on SmartPhone
Genealogy has long been the sport of elders discovering their family history in church registries, census and [MORE]

CRISPR Versatility

June 26, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

HHMI Investigator Jennifer Doudna and Colleagues Created DETECTR
CRISPR is best known as a gene editing technology, but this report adds [MORE]

Skeletal Regeneration from Bone Marrow Stem Cells

June 26, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Development of Cartilage Tissue from Stem Cells (red)
“Certain mesenchymal stem/stromal cells from the bone marrow of adults are considered extremely [MORE]

Monitoring Low White Blood Cell Levels

June 26, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Monitoring WBCs in Capillary
Anti-cancer chemotherapy knocks down the patient’s white blood cells, making them more vulnerable to infections. Thus, monitoring [MORE]

Injectable Bandages

June 26, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

 
Injectable Bandage
Texas A & M University reports: “Kappa-carrageenan, commonly extracted from red edible seaweed, has been utilized for decades as [MORE]

Stem Cells for Neck and Back Pain

June 26, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Spinal Cord Anatomy
For elders, deteriorating spinal discs are literally a pain in the neck and back. For the medical insurance [MORE]

High-Speed Live-Cell Interferometry

June 26, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

HSLCI Melanoma Cell
A group of scientists from VCU Massey Cancer Center and UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed a [MORE]

Consumer Data vs. Clinical Data

June 26, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Big Data
Those pop-up ads that come with searching the net to buy something might have value to offset being annoying. [MORE]