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Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs in 2008

TIME magazine published the Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs in 2008 list. Here are the biggest discoveries and news in medicine this year:

  1. First Neurons Created from ALS Patients
  2. Inflammation vs. Cholesterol
  3. Scarless Surgery
  4. Genomes for the Masses (only 4th place??)
  5. New Genes for Alzheimer’s
  6. A Five-in-One Vaccine
  7. Gene Screens for Breast Cancer
  8. Blood Test for Down Syndrome
  9. Seasick Patch for Cancer Patients
  10. Stem-Cell Trachea Transplant

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9 Comments
  1. After reading Time’s list of “the 20 worst cars of all time” (or something of that sort) and seeing how biased and subjective they are I lost interest in their lists.

    December 10, 2008
  2. Thanks for sharing this !

    Wonder when they will have a breakthrough for spinal cord injury….

    December 11, 2008
  3. av #

    Time’s top 10 list of 2008 medical breakthroughs looks very immature for people who are seriously involved with medicine. They look more like journalists ‘compulsive’ perceptions.

    December 20, 2008
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    January 6, 2009
  5. Stem Cell and Genome research will vastly augment our medical knowledge and the next 20 years will see many medical breakthroughs. Very Exciting!

    January 15, 2009

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