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Biomedicine Archive

  • Smart Fibers

    Optical fibers with embedded semiconductor circuits could save lives in surgery


  • Are Nanotubes Safe?

    Researchers at Rice University find a way to make the nanoparticles less toxic.


  • A New Map for Health

    Handled with care, the new “HapMap” of genetic variation could reveal the genetic roots of many diseases.

  • Drugstore Cancer Tests

    A new nano-device could eventually find its way to a pharmacy aisle near you.

  • Nanotools Probe Malaria

    An MIT mechanical engineer has teamed up with molecular biologists to study the complex mechanisms behind diseased cells.

  • A More Moral Stem Cell?

    New techniques for making embryonic stem cell lines may not quiet ethical debate.

  • Our Employers, Ourselves

    IBM announces it won’t make decisions about its employees based on genetic testing.

  • Catalyst Catharsis

    MIT chemist and two colleagues win Nobel Prize for pioneering work making new materials.

  • Generating Hope

    Inventor Dean Kamen’s energy-efficient electrical generator and water purifier could put power in the hands of rural villagers in poor countries.



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