This simple infographic sums up 10 recent medical discoveries that can help revolutionize the medical industry. As technology continues to improve, researchers are finding new methods and gaining more insights to improve prevention, diagnostic, and treatment capabilities to improve well-being.
Overtime, there has been many amazing breakthroughs in medical history such as the introduction of the penicillin in the 1920s or organ transplants in the 1950s. Entering into the 2019 year, there have also been a number of impressive medical breakthroughs that can revolutionize the medical field. Some involve new testing methods that can help detect a disease earlier than before helping patients get the treatment they need in a more timely manner. Others involve new technologies that can be used to develop new cures and treatments to help patients heal and recover.
Over the years, technology has continued to change leading to breakthroughs and trends in various different industries. Needless to say, biotechnology and life sciences has also been affected with the increasing technology and growing knowledge and research in the field. Recently, there has been a growing reliance and movements towards augmented reality, AI, and globalization.
The Breakthrough Prize was designed to reward outstanding breakthroughs and achievements and to inspire the next generation. The 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences was awarded to 4 outstanding scientists. Bennett and Krainer were awarded for developing a new drug for SMA which can reduce infant death. Angelika Amon was awarded for providing new insights into cancer cells and abnormal chromosome numbers. Xiaowei Zhuang was awarded for developing the new imaging tool – STORM. Dr. Chen was awarded for this research in immune checkpoint blockage therapy. These amazing scientists have help further medical research and advanced forward in the life sciences industry.