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Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. But over the last decade we've made significant strides in medical research, disease treatment and the improvement of patients' quality of life.
Whether it's a change in public policy or one of the largest scientific undertakings in history, these 10 advances have affected medicine in a big way. Hide Caption 1 of 11 Photos: This established the order of the more than 3 billion letters in what's often called "the book of life.
Scientists are now working on the Human Microbiome Project in hopes of better understanding the complex bacterial systems that live in and on our bodies. Hide Caption 2 of 11 Photos: As such, researchers say they have enormous potential for curing diseases and repairing damaged tissues.
Inscientists showed that adult cells -- including skin cells -- can be "turned back" into stem cells, which are called induced pluripotent stem cells.
Scientists have also cloned human stem cells and have made promising developments in stem cell therapies for heart repair and eye disease. Hide Caption 3 of 11 Photos: Atripla changed that by combining three antiretroviral drugs into one daily "cocktail" pill.
The FDA approved Atripla in InGilead Sciences received approval to sell its Stribild pillwhich combines four HIV medications into one dose. Hide Caption 4 of 11 Photos: These therapies are much more direct than treatments like chemotherapy or radiation, which also attack healthy cells.
Targeted therapies have been the focus of cancer research over the last decade; more than 25 drugs have been approved by the FDA. Hide Caption 5 of 11 Photos: Patients who undergo laparoscopic procedures generally endure less pain, smaller scars and a shorter recovery time.
Up next for surgeons? An increase in natural orifice procedures, where surgeries are performed through an opening like your mouth or anus. Hide Caption 6 of 11 Photos: By that number had topped There are now 28 states that ban smoking in these indoor areas, although some exclude casinos, private clubs and tobacconists.
Hide Caption 7 of 11 Photos: The vaccine is delivered in three injections over six months and protects against four HPV strains that can trigger cervical cancer and genital warts. However, research shows only half of girls ages 13 through 17 received at least one dose of the vaccine in HPV-related cancers remain elevated despite the vaccine's existence.
Hide Caption 8 of 11 Photos: Five years later, doctors in Spain completed the world's first full-face transplant on a man who severely damaged his face in an accident -- giving him a new nose, lips, teeth and cheekbones during 24 hours of surgery.
The first full-face transplant done in the United States was performed on Connie Culpseen here, in Hide Caption 9 of 11 Photos: But inthe FDA approved Seasonale, a new kind of birth control that enabled women to have full periods only four times a year.
Inthe FDA approved Lybrel, the first oral contraceptive designed to stop a woman's period indefinitely.
With these drugs on the market, women now have more choices when it comes to when -- or if -- they have a monthly cycle. Hide Caption 10 of 11 Photos:Although sophisticated medical technology is already available in health systems in developed countries, further advances are constantly being made.
Advances in future medical technology will not just repair physical disadvantages such as impaired eyesight but will create superhuman powers from having the eyesight of . Nearly every medical breakthrough involves animal testing and research.
If you’ve ever taken antibiotics, had a vaccine, a blood transfusion, dialysis, an organ transplant, chemotherapy, bypass surgery or joint replacement, you have benefitted from animal testing and research.
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