Genetics, Innovation, science December 28, 2015

Notable Medical Advances

by Dr Nick

Jerome Groopman’s highlights of medical advances form 2015: source
Coming at the bottom of his list but what continues to amaze me is the Placebo effect – well known in its effectiveness when offered without explanation but more surprisingly is that it is still effective even when the patient knows he is being given a placebo!
Other highlights include a new approach to cancer treatment that blocks its growth, the incredible insights emerging from our continued expansion of knowledge on the human genome (a different approach to cholesterol management)

We live in exciting times of innovation and medicine is benefiting greatly from advances in our understanding and science behind disease and the workings of our world and bodies

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