Top Medical Breakthroughs of 2010
According to TIME Magazine, the Top 10 medical breakthroughs of 2010 include:
- AIDS Drugs: Research found that a new antiretroviral pill called Truvada reduced the risk of HIV infection in health individuals by 44 percent. When taken on a daily basis, the HIV risk was 73 percent lower than the placebo group.
- Synthetic Cell: J. Craig Venter synthesized the entire genome of a bacterium and replicated it inside of a cell. In other words, science has created a life.
- Alzheimer’s Blood Test: A new test predicts the onset of Alzheimer’s with an 80 percent accuracy by detecting hallmark plaques and tangles in the brain.
- Botox For Migraines: The FDA approved Botox for migraine headaches after concluding trials of more than 1,000 patients.
- CPR Changes: Only 30 percent of those who receive resuscitative breathing actually need it, so the new standard for CPR involves 30 chest compressions and then mouth-to-mouth if needed.
- Avandia Restricted: Avandia was found to give patients a higher risk of heart attack, so the FDA placed greater restrictions on the Diabetes II medication.
- Heart Attack Blood Test: Researchers discovered 23 genes that are 83 percent accurate in detecting blood-vessel obstructions, making their overall preventative testing 16 percent more accurate.
- IVF Predictions: Using video analysis, Stanford researchers are now able to predict the success of IVF with much greater accuracy.
- Artificial Ovary: Brown University researchers were able to coax three donated ovary cells to function as one cohesive ovary cell, thus increasing the chances of embryo fertilization.
- IPS Cells: Children’s Hospital Boston researchers were able to create stem cells quicker by using skin cells, bypassing the need for embryos entirely.
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