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December 1, 1997 Volume 27 Issue 4
Fall Issue of The Bridge on Bioengineering.
Articles In This Issue
  • Monday, December 1, 1997
    AuthorDouglas A. Lauffenburger

    Combining the capabilities from molecular and cell biology with the engineering analysis of complex systems permits cellular-level problem solving.

    When one looks at the macroscopic structure of living systems, what one is really seeing is the cooperative activity of cells of different types ...

  • Monday, December 1, 1997
    AuthorMorris Tanenbaum

    It has been an honor to serve as the National Academy of Engineering's vice president for the past 8 years. The Academy is a very special organization. We are frequently viewed as an honorary organization whose function is to recognize individuals who have made outstanding engineering ...

  • Monday, December 1, 1997
    AuthorVictor L. Poirier

    By solving a host of design challenges, engineers have brought the heart-assist device to successful application in humans.

    From an engineering point of view, one would consider the development of a simple fluid pump to propel blood through the body to be a minor task. Our experience tells us ...

  • Monday, December 1, 1997
    AuthorRobert Nerem

    The melding of engineering and the biological sciences will require bold and creative changes in the engineering profession.

    During the latter half of this century, there has been a revolution in the biological sciences. Biology has truly come of age, achieving an importance equal to that of ...