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Cows Produce Human Insulin

Cows Produce Human Insulin Diabetes is a major health concern, affecting over 422 million people globally and 38.4 million in the US alone (11.6% of the population). While the exact number of insulin users is unknown, millions rely on it, particularly those with type 1 diabetes. The cost of this lifesaving medication is substantial, contributing […]

AI in Healthcare – Part 3

AI in Healthcare – Part 3 This will be my last article about the mini-series “AI in Healthcare”. In “Ai in Healthcare – Part 2”, I focused on radiology and drug development. I will now wrap up the series with impacts closer to patients and healthcare workers.  In personalized medicine, AI can analyze a patient’s […]

AI in Healthcare – Part 2

AI in Healthcare – Part 2 As I mentioned in “AI in Healthcare – Part 1”, the use of AI in healthcare has roots going back into the 1950s alongside the development of the field of AI itself. Progress was limited for decades, but now things have changed dramatically. A handful of factors ignited the […]

AI in Healthcare – Part 1

AI in Healthcare – Part 1 After I finished my doctorate in health administration (at age 69), I wrote Health Attitude: Unraveling and Solving the Complexities of Healthcare, a book on what I had learned about the American healthcare system. That was 2015. Since then, there have been medical advances, but in my opinion, the […]

The Rise of Biomedical Engineering

The Rise of Biomedical Engineering In 1963, when I began studying electrical engineering, there were two tracks of courses a student could choose from: electronics or power. Electronics was about solid-state devices such as transistors. The Intel microprocessor was not to come until 1971. The power track was mostly about electric motors and power generation. […]