Nature Biomedical Engineering
Straddling the life sciences, the physical sciences and engineering, Nature Biomedical Engineering covers materials, therapies, devices, technology, systems, methods and processes that facilitate the understanding of human disease, or its prevention, diagnosis, treatment, alleviation or monitoring.
The journal disseminates biological, medical and engineering advances — of fundamental, mechanistic, methodological, technological, therapeutic, translational or clinical nature — that can directly lead to or inspire improvements in human health or healthcare. The emphasis is on advances that draw on both the biomedical sciences and the physical sciences, engineering, mathematics or informatics.
The scope hence excludes advances that improve the understanding of human biology or disease but whose relevance for health or healthcare is judged to be insufficient, as well as advances that do not make use of principles or tools from the physical sciences or engineering.