Latest Bio Stories


A war made me realise that the world needs biomedical engineersOctober 24, 2017

A horrific, life-changing experience during the Iran-Iraq War in 1981 inspired Zahra Moussavi to become a biomedical engineer. Now a professor in the US, she has spent her life applying engineering knowledge and skills to challenging medical problems

How close are we to a real Star Trek-style medical tricorder?August 29, 2017

Two teams were recently awarded the Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize for developing handheld devices that can diagnose a range of diseases and check vital signs without invasive tests – inspired by Star Trek’s medical ‘tricorder’ device. Despina Moschou reports