Saturday, December 29, 2012

The future of medicine is already here - 6 innovations that are changing the way we fight disease

This little 9 year old was born with half a heart and new medical advances helped her grow a full heart

In our era of instant gratification, the world of medicine seems like an outlier. The path from a promising discovery to an effective treatment often takes a decade or more.

But from that process—of fits and starts, progress and setbacks and finally more progress—grow the insights and advances that change the course of medicine.
Here are six of today's potentially transformative trends.