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Biomedicine Archive

  • Finding Bipolar Disorder with MRI

    Part 1 of our magazine feature on brain imaging techniques that could lead to improved diagnosis of psychiatric ailments.


  • Inside the Premature Brain

    Part 3 of our magazine story on advanced MRI looks at efforts by Columbia University researchers to map brain abnormalities in preterm newborns.


  • The Personal Genome Project

    What would happen if genetic and medical records were freely available to anyone who wanted them?


  • Printing Blood Vessels

    To grow viable organs in the lab, biologists are going beyond the genetics of development to study the physics and mechanics of cells in the early embryo.

  • New Nano Law?

    A new nonpartisan report says existing regulations won’t protect consumers and calls for nanotechnology legislation.

  • Stem Cell Uncertainty

    U.S. stem cell researchers try to recover in the wake of South Korea’s shocking fraud.

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  • New Anti-Blindness Drug

    A new drug heading for approval dramatically improves sight in macular degeneration patients.


  • The Diagnostic Dilemma

    Doctors will soon have an arsenal of new genetic tests to help select the appropriate treatments or drugs for patients. Will they know how to use them?

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  • Old Brains Learn New Tricks

    Imaging neurons in the living brains of mice shows that these cells can grow in surprising ways – perhaps suggesting new ways to treat spinal cord injuries and other neurological problems.


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