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Biomedicine Archive

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    Could release of a genetically modified insect help eliminate a major threat to the U.S. cotton crop?

  • Robo Rehab

    Stroke victims recover more fully with the guidance of ever-smarter robots.

  • Methuselah Man

    Q&A: Biologist Aubrey de Grey is convinced that mice-and people-should be able to live for a very long time.

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  • Born Chemist

    In synthesizing drugs for glaucoma and arthritis, chemist Percy Lavon Julian found inspiration amidst adversity.

  • Designed and Made in China

    Chinese manufacturers aren’t just copying products conceived in the West: they’re improving them.

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  • Softer Virtual Skin

    New physics-based software renders virtual human skin more realistically than previous computer models.

  • Medical Mood Ring

    Want to have doctors wrapped around your finger? A ring sensor monitors temperature, heart rate, and other vital signs.

  • Silky Knee

    A material based on a modified form of natural silk could replace torn knee ligaments.

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