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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