Biomedicine

New technologies and biological insights are providing unprecedented ways of improving our health.

Neuroengineering

DARPA’s New Neural Implant Has a Sneaky Way of Getting Inside Heads

Researchers implanted a “stentrode” to record activity in the brains of live sheep without having to cut open their skulls.

Novel therapeutics

Unraveling the Mysterious Function of the Microbiome

A new class of experimental therapies is emerging from the study of how the community of microörganisms in your body contributes to disease.

Gene editing

We Have the Technology to Destroy All Zika Mosquitoes

Fear of the Zika virus could generate support for gene drives, a radical technology able to make species go extinct.

Neuroengineering

This Football Helmet Design Promises to Protect the Brain, Not Just the Skull

Mechanical engineers have developed a new helmet design that tackles a key contributor to brain injury.


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    Medical decisions can now be guided by the unique clues in our genes.

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    We can now manipulate neurons, gaining insight into the brain and helping to repair damage.

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    Inside the era of increasingly effective drugs.

  • Gene Editing

    The ability to precisely alter human genes could revolutionize medicine and medical research.

  • Synthetic Biology

    Why stick to what nature gives us when we can synthesize our own genetic pathways?

  • Advanced Prosthetics

    Advances in electronics and biomedicine are greatly increasing human capabilities.

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