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Biomedicine Archive

  • An Emphasis on Compassion

    To help the New York City medical examiner identify the remains of the thousands of victims of 9/11, tiny bioinformatics company Gene Codes created M-FISys–the first software capable of managing such massive amounts of genetic evidence.

  • Airline Security's False Hope?

    An expert on aviation safety statistics says a new computer system to screen out terrorists may actually make things easier for them.

  • Playing Our Song?

    Rekindling the flame of community that Napster first lit will require a service that encourages its users to connect with one another and share their musical experiences.

  • Busting Up Bacterial Gangs

    New antibiotics that disrupt microbial communication could help cystic fibrosis patients.

  • The Nano Sorter

    DuPont uses DNA to sort carbon nanotubes by conductivity.

  • Gene Therapy Advances on Parkinson's

    A treatment now under development may dramatically improve the lives of people suffering from this debilitating ailment.

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  • Convergence Is Reality

    Who would have anticipated that reality television would turn out to be the killer app of media convergence?

  • The Translation Challenge

    Software based on rules, examples, or statistics seeks to erase language barriers. It’s far from perfect, but sometimes close is good enough.

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