Top 10 for 2014

#1 Retinal Prosthesis

#1 Retinal Prosthesis

In a healthy eye, the rods and cones of the retina are specialized cells that convert light into tiny electrochemical impulses that are sent via the optic nerve into the brain


#2 Genome-Guided Solid Tumor Diagnostics

#2 Genome-Guided Solid Tumor Diagnostics

Too often, men and women hear the words "prostate cancer," "breast cancer," and "colorectal cancer" from their doctors and they immediately think the worst.


#3 Responsive Neurostimulator for Intractable Epilepsy

#3 Responsive Neurostimulator for Intractable Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological condition that produces seizures—brief disturbances in the normal electrical activity of the brain—that affect various mental and physical functions.


#4 New Era in Hepatitis C Treatment

#4 New Era in Hepatitis C Treatment

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


#5 Perioperative Decision Support System

#5 Perioperative Decision Support System

Anesthesia is given to patients to inhibit pain, sedate the body, and also regulate various bodily functions in surgery.


#6 Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

#6 Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

Many hospitalized patients develop hospital-acquired infections, oftentimes due, paradoxically, to broad-spectrum and fluoroquinolone antibiotic therapy used for medical treatment.


#7 Relaxin for Acute Heart Failure

#7 Relaxin for Acute Heart Failure

Heart failure is a debilitating and potentially life-threatening condition in which the heart is unable to pump enough blood to supply the body.


#8 Computer-Assisted Personalized Sedation Station

#8 Computer-Assisted Personalized Sedation Station

A colonoscopy is an exam that lets a gastroenterologist look closely at the inside of the entire colon and rectum for polyps, the small growths that over time can become cancerous.


#9 TMAO ASSAY: Novel Biomaker for the Microbiome

#9 TMAO ASSAY: Novel Biomaker for the Microbiome

There is a global hunt in progress using a variety of cardiovascular fingerprints—scientists call them biomarkers—that have been discovered or created to help identify the initiation, development


#10 B-Cell Receptor Pathway Inhibitors

#10 B-Cell Receptor Pathway Inhibitors

Chemotherapy is a blunt instrument designed to indiscriminately kill rapidly dividing cells in the hope that the cancer cells die more and grow back less than healthy cells.


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