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Biomedicine Archive

  • Power Elbow

    A powered elbow brace developed at MIT allows patients with spinal-cord injuries to bend and extend their arms under their own control.

  • MEMS Blow past Air Bags

    A new generation of micromachines could transform everything from eye surgery to cell-phone reception.

  • Spotting Cancer Sooner

    Blood tests that detect cancer in its early stages would save countless lives. The first could arrive within a year.

  • One Stop Digital Surgery

    A single room that integrates a powerful array of high tech surgical tools shows the future of the computerized O.R.

  • 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.

  • Photoshop for Democracy

    In New Media and Old, groups are using parody to try to mobilize young voters to participate more actively in the 2004 elections.

  • 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.

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