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Biomedicine Archive

  • A Helping Arm

    Robots are on the brink of revolutionizing physical therapy, where they assist, guide – and never tire out.

  • Predicting Liver Toxicity

    A new way to keep human liver cells alive in the lab could help researchers weed out toxic drugs before they get to market.

  • EKG to Go

    A new handheld heart monitor and subscription service may assuage heart-attack fears – for people who can afford it.

  • From Molecules to Mind

    MIT’s new McGovern Institute for Brain Research hopes to connect the dots between brain cell activity and behavior changes.

  • A New Map for Health

    Handled with care, the new “HapMap” of genetic variation could reveal the genetic roots of many diseases.

  • Drugstore Cancer Tests

    A new nano-device could eventually find its way to a pharmacy aisle near you.

  • Nanotools Probe Malaria

    An MIT mechanical engineer has teamed up with molecular biologists to study the complex mechanisms behind diseased cells.

  • A More Moral Stem Cell?

    New techniques for making embryonic stem cell lines may not quiet ethical debate.

  • Our Employers, Ourselves

    IBM announces it won’t make decisions about its employees based on genetic testing.

  • Catalyst Catharsis

    MIT chemist and two colleagues win Nobel Prize for pioneering work making new materials.

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