Top 10 for 2011

#1 New Molecular Imaging Biomarker for Early Detection, Prevention, and Treatment of Alzheimer

#1 New Molecular Imaging Biomarker for Early Detection, Prevention, and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is like a crafty burglar: It quietly gains entrance and steals all that is precious from the brain


#2 Anti-CTLA-4 Drug (ipilimumab), Targeted T-Cell Antibody for Metastatic Melanoma

#2 Anti-CTLA-4 Drug (ipilimumab), Targeted T-Cell Antibody for Metastatic Melanoma

Melanoma is a form of skin cancer characterized by the uncontrolled growth of pigment-producing cells located in the skin.


#3 First Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine Approved by the FDA

#3 First Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine Approved by the FDA

After 15 years of research and a roller-coaster ride at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that went on for several years


#4 JUPITER Study, Statins for Healthy Individuals

#4 JUPITER Study, Statins for Healthy Individuals

Approximately 785,000 Americans will have a heart attack for the first time this year while another 470,000 will have a repeat attack. Heart attacks strike both men and women


#5 Hepatitis C Protease Inhibiting Drugs

#5 Hepatitis C Protease Inhibiting Drugs

Hepatitis C, a common liver disease that affects an estimated 3.9 million people in the United States, is transmitted through exposure to infected blood


#6 Telehealth Monitoring for Individuals with Heart Failure/Implanted Wireless Cardiac Device for Monitoring Heart Failure

#6 Telehealth Monitoring for Individuals with Heart Failure/Implanted Wireless Cardiac Device for Monitoring Heart Failure

A weakening of the heart's ability to pump blood throughout the body causes heart failure. Between 500,000 and 900,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States


#7 Endoscopic Weight-Loss Procedure Transoral Gastroplasty (TOGA)

#7 Endoscopic Weight-Loss Procedure Transoral Gastroplasty (TOGA)

Rates of overweight and obesity, higher than ever in the United States, are both linked with an increased risk of life-threatening conditions


#8 Exhaled Nitric Oxide (NO) Breath Analysis for Monitoring Asthma

#8 Exhaled Nitric Oxide (NO) Breath Analysis for Monitoring Asthma

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that affects more than 23 million Americans.


#9 Oral Disease Modifying Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

#9 Oral Disease Modifying Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, more commonly known as MS, is thought to be an autoimmune disease that causes the body's immune system to mistakenly attack the central nervous system


#10 Capsule Endoscopy for Diagnosis of Pediatric GI Disorders

#10 Capsule Endoscopy for Diagnosis of Pediatric GI Disorders

One of the most challenging problems in pediatric digestive medicine is finding the source of hidden bleeding in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.


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