The Biological Sciences Greenhouse at OSU has been fortunate to have multiple bloomings of the Titan Arum, aka, the corpse flower. They have its smaller but also smelly cousin, the Voodoo Lily. From its bruise-colored bloom that resembles a corpse, to its stench of rotting flesh, this tropical flower masks its beauty to attract its pollinators.
Local Hospitals Respond To Warning Of Medical Device Hacking
Local health officials are responding to a warning from the Food and Drug Administration about the potential hacking of medical devices. Chris Weaver has covered the issue for the Wall Street Journal.
“What the FDA is saying, along with security experts acorss theboard, is that the rise of this problem, is really that device makers started plugging computers into virtually everything,” Weaver says.
Phyllis Teeter is chief information officer at the OSU Medical Center. She says administraotrs there have been wary of hacking of potential hacking for years.
“We hire best-practice firms, we go to conferences, we do get help in how we continue to improve our ability to protect our institution, so it’s really an on-going, frankly everyday process,” Teater says.
Teater says she’s more concerned about the hacking of devices like monitors and other equipment, not pacemakers or prosthetic devices.