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Biomedicine Archive

  • The Silicon Guinea Pig

    Can silicon microchips mimic living organisms? Some researchers believe they can provide a fast, cheap way to screen thousands of drugs for toxic side effects.

  • The Cell Hijackers

    Soon, our knowledge of life processes will let us program cells as we do computers.

  • News Analysis: The Stem Cell Shuffle

    U.S. policy is nearing a tipping point, as controversial research on embryonic stem cells gains allies on both the scientific and political fronts.

  • Reinventing Biology, Virtually

    An audacious collaboration of top inventors aims to create a “nanolab”–a chip that can sense impending disease by detecting proteins in a single blood cell.

  • Squeal Stopper

    A material that expands when voltage is applied could silence an automobile’s brakes.

  • Under Your Thumb

    A new kind of computer pointing device that spares the wrists could avert carpal tunnel syndrome

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