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Biomedicine Archive

  • Delivering on RNA's Medical Promise

    RNA-based therapies could treat everything from cancer to AIDS. New research could be removing the biggest barrier to their practical application: getting the drugs into the body.

  • Where's the Beef from?

    Electronic and biological tracking technologies could safeguard the nation’s food, but the meat industry may be too mired in antiquated practices to buy in.

  • Skin Deep

    Good news for diabetics: a device that lets them continuously monitor their blood sugar without a painful finger-stick test or an implant.

  • Custom Glasses

    No more stars and halos: A new way of making corrective lenses accounts for a person’s unique vision flaws.

  • Spotting Anthrax

    A sensor chip now under development would glow in the presence of anthrax, making possible a handheld device for detecting the deadly biological agent.

  • Born-Again Heart

    Hydra BioSciences’ drugs could rejuvenate damaged hearts by helping cardiac muscle regrow.

  • Boosting Biometrics

    Merging multiple biometric techniques creates identification systems that are virtually spoof-proof.

  • The Silicon Guinea Pig

    Can silicon microchips mimic living organisms? Some researchers believe they can provide a fast, cheap way to screen thousands of drugs for toxic side effects.

  • The Cell Hijackers

    Soon, our knowledge of life processes will let us program cells as we do computers.

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