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Biomedicine Archive

  • Stopping Pain

    Insights into the neuroscience behind pain are spawning a new generation of drugs designed to short-circuit the body’s pain signals without side effects.

  • Toward a Brain-Internet Link

    Surfing the Web via chips implanted in your brain isn’t as far-fetched as you might think.

  • The Man behind the Monster

    As scientific consultant for The Hulk, John Underkoffler developed a plausible explanation for the comic-strip character’s researcher-to-green-creature transformation.

  • Computer-Enabled Democracy?

    Technology’s role in selecting public officials needn’t be limited to the voting machines. But would you let a software agent tell you who to vote for?

  • Simple Screening

    How a Greek doctor accidentally discovered one of the most effective cancer-screening tests.

  • Biotech and Medicine

    The convergence of biology with computing and nanotechnology is yielding safer and more effective medicines.

  • Mapping a Stem Cell Policy

    European countries are imposing a patchwork of tough restrictions that are impeding research.

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