Epigentics: Alexander Olek has developed tests to detect cancer early by measuring its subtle DNA changes.
Nuclear Reprogramming: Hoping to resolve the embryonic-stem-cell debate, Markus Grompe envisions a more ethical way to derive the cells.
Universal Authentication: Leading the development of a privacy-protecting online ID system, Scott Cantor is hoping for a safer Internet.
Cognitive Radio: To avoid future wireless traffic jams, Heather “Haitao” Zheng is finding ways to exploit unused radio spectrum.
Diffusion Tensor Imaging: Kelvin Lim is using a new brain-imaging method to understand schizophrenia.
Comparative Interactomics: By creating maps of the body’s complex molecular interactions, Trey Ideker is providing new ways to find drugs.
Nanomedicine: Kames Baker designs nanoparticles to guide drugs directly into cancer cells, which could lead to far safer treatments.