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Biomedicine Archive

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    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.

  • 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.

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