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Tomorrow's Medicine

A look at some of the most promising medical devices now in development

May 2, 2012 — THE EDITORS, Nancy Shute, Ferris Jabr and Katherine Harmon

4 Medical Implants That Escaped FDA Scrutiny

A substantial number of risky devices are cleared for medical use without clinical testing, including some hip implants, surgical mesh, heart valve rings and defibrillator leads

April 30, 2012 — Lena Groeger and ProPublica

Drug-Resistant 'Superbugs' Go Undetected

Poor training in use of tests is part of the issue. Microbiology companies could help by revealing the exact composition of their test media, which might help improve understanding of tests' limitations...

April 27, 2012

Enzymes Grow Artificial DNA

Certain artificial genetic polymers, or 'XNAs,' could bind and inhibit proteins, including those involved in macular degeneration, or resemble Earth's earliest genetic molecules

April 19, 2012

The Future of Health

Here, you can read Scientific American 's articles about important new medical technologies just around the corner and in the more distant future, as mentioned in the May 2012 issue...

April 17, 2012
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Dwindling Supply. Increasing Demand.

Dwindling Supply. Increasing Demand.

Solving the Water Crisis