Top 10 for 2012

#1 Catheter-Based Renal Denervation to Control Resistant Hypertension

#1 Catheter-Based Renal Denervation to Control Resistant Hypertension

When blood pressure is elevated-140/90 mm Hg or higher-a person will receive a diagnosis of hypertension or high blood pressure. It's important to prevent any rise in blood pressure.


#2 CT Scans for Early Detection of Lung Cancer

#2 CT Scans for Early Detection of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the most common cause of death from cancer among American men and women. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 220,500 new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed annually.


#3 Concussion Management System for Athletes

#3 Concussion Management System for Athletes

Highcontact sports such as football, boxing, soccer, lacrosse, wrestling, rugby, and ice hockey pose a high risk of a closed head injury, even when protective headgear is used.


#4 Medical Apps for Mobile Devices

#4 Medical Apps for Mobile Devices

Thanks to medical apps and mHealth, which is shorthand for mobile health, both doctor and consumer are taking part in a technological revolution


#5 Increasing Discovery with Next-Generation Gene Sequencing

#5 Increasing Discovery with Next-Generation Gene Sequencing

Thirteen years and $2.7 billion.


#6 Implantable Device to Treat Complex Brain Aneurysms

#6 Implantable Device to Treat Complex Brain Aneurysms

An aneurysm in the brain, also called a cerebral aneurysm or an intracranial aneurysm


#7 Active Bionic Prosthesis: Wearable Robotic Devices

#7 Active Bionic Prosthesis: Wearable Robotic Devices

Rates of overweight and obesity, higher than ever in the United States, are both linked with an increased risk of life-threatening conditions, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes


#8 Harnessing Big Data to Improve Healthcare

#8 Harnessing Big Data to Improve Healthcare

The amount of data collected each day dwarfs human comprehension and even brings most computing programs to a quick standstill.


#9 Novel Diabetes Therapy: SGLT2 Inhibitors

#9 Novel Diabetes Therapy: SGLT2 Inhibitors

There is a diabetes epidemic in the United States.


#10 Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to Reduce Disease Threat

#10 Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to Reduce Disease Threat

The pesky mosquito has been around for more than 100 million years, adapting to climates as diverse as the arctic and the equator.


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