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How to Build a Cancer Sensor System

By | September 26, 2005

A Boeing engineer tells me that a modern airplane has about 10,000 sensors constantly recording information, not only to inform pilots about the plane's performance but also to forecast mechanical problems that can be corrected during routine maintenance.

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Lights... Camera... Action!

By | September 26, 2005

Complex systems beg simplification.

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The Inchoate Science of Consciousness

By | September 12, 2005

A new scientific field is being born, one that seeks to understand which organisms have subjective states, what purpose theymight serve, and how distinct states of consciousness come about.

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The Business of Building Leaders

By | August 1, 2005

Cultivating scientific leaders is a bit like drug discovery.

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The Next Frontier in Cellular Networking

By | August 1, 2005

The first statement that usually accompanies a talk or journal article on cellular biology is usually something like, "Life is complicated."

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Immunity is the Best Biomarker

By | July 18, 2005

Faith in the promise of pharmacogenomics has changed the plan for primary healthcare.

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Under The Microscope

By | July 4, 2005

A global effort is underway to determine whether embryonic stem cells can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and Parkinson disease.

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The Uncertain Future for Central Dogma

By | June 20, 2005

Nearly two decades ago, Paul H. Silverman testified before Congress to advocate the Human Genome Project.

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Walk Like A Molecular Motor

By | June 20, 2005

Cells are a riot of activity.

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Making Biological Computing Smarter

By | June 6, 2005

Experimental biologists today sit at the edge of enormous bodies of information.

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