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Biomedicine Archive

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    Fish enlisted in protecting water supplies from toxins

  • Zapping the Blues

    Magnetic therapy for depression enters widespread trials

  • The Virtual Heart

    A global research team is creating a computer model that depicts the heart from a single cell up to the whole organ, heralding new approaches to diagnosing and treating cardiac disease.

  • Translation in the Age of Terror

    A new U.S. government center will connect linguists on the front lines of the war against terror with translation assistance technologies that can digitize, parse, and digest raw intelligence material.

  • Your Daily Digital Doctor

    Advanced analysis of home medical data can offer continuous care for patients with diabetes and other life-threatening chronic diseases.

  • HIV Monitor

    A portable-and potentially very inexpensive-device for checking a person’s immune system could help fight HIV in developing countries.

  • Can Pfizer Deliver?

    Despite skyrocketing R&D spending, pharmaceutical companies’ drug output has slowed dramatically. Pfizer is counting on creative new technologies to keep the pipeline full.

  • Accentuate the Positive

    New software analyzes human speech to tell when a person is irritated or impatient.

  • Lighting up Lungs

    To get crystal clear MRI pictures of the lungs, just take a deep breath–of helium.

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