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Biomedicine Archive

  • Drawing Out Autism

    Using brain imaging and advanced genetic tools, a new MIT collaboration is trying to show how genes could mold the autistic.

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  • EKG to Go

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

  • A New Genetic Globe

    The international HapMap project is teaching an unorthodox lesson: our differences, not our similarities, may save us.

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  • From Molecules to Mind

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

  • Smart Fibers

    Optical fibers with embedded semiconductor circuits could save lives in surgery

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  • Are Nanotubes Safe?

    Researchers at Rice University find a way to make the nanoparticles less toxic.

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  • 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.

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