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Biomedicine Archive

  • The Man behind the Monster

    As scientific consultant for The Hulk, John Underkoffler developed a plausible explanation for the comic-strip character’s researcher-to-green-creature transformation.

  • Computer-Enabled Democracy?

    Technology’s role in selecting public officials needn’t be limited to the voting machines. But would you let a software agent tell you who to vote for?

  • Simple Screening

    How a Greek doctor accidentally discovered one of the most effective cancer-screening tests.

  • Biotech and Medicine

    The convergence of biology with computing and nanotechnology is yielding safer and more effective medicines.

  • Mapping a Stem Cell Policy

    European countries are imposing a patchwork of tough restrictions that are impeding research.

  • Revitalizing Drug Discovery

    Hoping to squeeze more products out of a sputtering drug pipeline, pharmaceutical makers are Aiming to exploit advances in molecular biology. That means changing everything from their corporate cultures to the nature of their university collaborations.

  • Net-Powered Naming

    Some people are saddled with names they hate. But thanks to a new twist on a familiar technology, today’s parents can avoid ghastly mistakes.

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