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Biomedicine Archive

  • The Patient of the Future

    Internet pioneer Larry Smarr’s quest to quantify everything about his health led him to a startling discovery, an unusual partnership with his doctor, and more control over his life.

    52 comments

  • Bionic Muscles Toughen Up

    Hybrid materials made of cardiac cells and carbon nanotubes might patch damaged hearts and provide muscle for robots made of living tissues.

    47 comments

  • Prozac for Your Dog

    A new canine version of Prozac will soon be available. It is just the latest in pet-specific drugs, as pharmaceutical companies increasingly chase this lucrative market.

    45 comments

  • A Tale of
    Two Drugs

    Today’s medicines can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. The story of how two companies set prices for their costly new drugs suggests that the way we determine the value of such treatments will help decide the future of our health-care system.

    41 comments

  • Repairing
    Bad
    Memories

    A scientist who has anguished over terrors in her family’s history explores how people might erase the trauma from memories.

    41 comments

  • Regrowing Teeth

    Researchers are finding ways to use stem cells to regrow teeth–a potentially easier and healthier alternative to dentures and dental implants.

    39 comments

  • Can Aging Be Solved?

    Gerontology pioneer Leonard Hayflick discusses the biological causes of aging.

    37 comments

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