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New Physics and Future Medicine
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...
Revealed: How Cold War Scientists Joined Forces to Conquer Polio
While the superpowers were busy threatening to destroy each other with nuclear weapons, Albert B. Sabin turned to a surprising ally to test his new oral polio vaccine—a Soviet scientist...
Homegrown Lab-Ware Made with 3D Printer
'Smart' containers can be customized to drive chemical reactions
Mood Drug Can Both Cause and Relieve Anxiety
Hormone's opposite effects underscore the complexities of mood disorders
Chinese Medicine Herbs Found to Contain Ingredients Derived from Endangered Animals
Food and drug regulatory agencies might consideradopting sequencing techniques to screen herbal medicines for ingredientsthat are toxic or derived from vulnerable organisms, a geneticist says...
Fathomable Pharmaceuticals: Will Cameron's Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Yield Breakthrough Drugs?
The moviemaker's expedition to the Mariana Trench could usher in a new type of undersea lab that extracts chemical compounds from microorganisms living in the deepest parts of the sea
Biological Clock Ticks Despite Technology
Women who wish to conceive later in life have benefited from improvements in reproductive technology. But even those have expiration dates. Katherine Harmon reports
Proprioceptive feedback system
Nanorama: Graphene Bubbles Showcase Liquids with Atomic-Scale Resolution
Ultrathin carbon sheets can shield fluids from the vacuum conditions inside electron microscopes, offering an innovative way of viewing specimens in solution
Drug-Resistant Malaria Spreads, Scientists Hunt Down Genetic Causes
The parasite that causes malaria is becoming immune to artemisinin, the most effective drug. Pinpointing the resistance genes could offer a way to beat back the disease
How Useful Is Whole Genome Sequencing to Predict Disease?
Few diseases have strong enough genetic components to make sequencing a solid way to assess individual risk
World Repository of Human Genetics Will Move to Amazon's Cloud
The 200-terabyte 1,000 Genomes Project data will now be stored for free, although analytic computing resources will come at a price
Microbial Mules: Engineering Bacteria to Transport Nanoparticles and Drugs
Bacteria are exquisite living machines that could one day deliver medicine to cells in the human body, if scientists overcome the numerous obstacles
Vatican Calls Off Stem-Cell Conference
A Monsignor and Officer for Studies at the Pontifical Academy for Life called the cancellation a "sad event." Attendees are set to receive an official explanation
Buzz Kill: Self-Dissolving Tinnitus Treatment Gives New Hope
The Pentagon searches for technology to treat tinnitus, characterized by a persistent ringing in the ears and suffered by one in 10 U.S. adults and 40 percent of all veterans
April 2012 Briefing Memo
Biologist Resurrects Prehistoric Proteins
Joe Thornton brings to life proteins that have been extinct for hundreds of millions of years, rebutting intelligent design with his findings
Mouse 'Avatars' Could Aid in Pancreatic Cancer Therapy
Personalized mouse models may lead to tailored and more effective drug treatments for patients