In terms of advancement in the fields of science and medicine, 2010 was a stellar year. German doctors appeared to have cured a man of HIV. Doctors watched a drug called PLX4032 melt away the tumors of melanoma patients who otherwise were out of treatment options. And scientists created the first “synthetic life.”
What significant advances can we expect in 2011? Here are seven predictions, provided by experts in these fields.
PREDICTION 1: Results of a promising HIV vaccine will be announced.
PREDICTION 2: Many broken hearts will be fixed by freezing them (literally).
PREDICTION 3: The lowered bar for lap-band surgery will have an impact on the decisions made by millions of obese Americans to be able to have bariatric weight-loss surgery.
PREDICTION 4: School lunches will get a makeover that will lower obesity in the next generation.
PREDICTION 5: Restaurant menus that list calories will help us cut our daily total.
PREDICTION 6: Genomics will find medicines that work for you.
PREDICTION 7: Genomics will help us understand cancer.
The exploding field of genomic research and genotyping will continue to benefit millions of people, and it’s just going to get better in 2011!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
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