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The Difficulties and Challenges of Biomedical Research and Health Advances

The breakthroughs in medicine and advances in health care over the past several decades have been miraculous. The biomedical research enterprise in the United States has become the envy of other nations, as well as the primary source of the world’s new drugs and medical devices. Many of America’s advances in vaccinations, antibiotics, antipsychotic agents, surgery, and medical devices have contributed to this success and have helped turn uniformly fatal diseases to chronic conditions. This created an expectation that similar advances would occur for other devastating diseases.

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  The Difficulties and Challenges of Biomedical Research and Health Advances

The breakthroughs in medicine and advances in health care over the past several decades have been miraculous.


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Applied Clinical Trials

The trusted clinical trials business resource.


News and views on the clinical trials industry.

Clinical & Medical Affairs

Cutting-edge approaches to trial and study design, technology, sourcing, data disclosure and medical communications.

Clinical Research News

Clinical Research News reports on innovative technologies from clinical trials to medical informatics.

Quintiles created to increase clinical research awareness, understanding and participation. Here you can find clinical research studies recruiting in your area and learn about advances in medical areas of interest to you.

Cutting Edge Information

Cutting Edge Information was founded in 2002 by consultants with extensive experience conducting research studies for high-level clients. We put this experience to work to eliminate traditional consulting’s hurdles and focus on producing high-quality information — drawn from top executives at real-world companies — for you and your organization.

Discovery Medicine

Discovery Medicine publishes novel, provocative ideas and research findings that challenge conventional notions about disease mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment, or any of the life sciences subjects.


FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute, is an action tank, determined to remove barriers to medical progress. We have only one goal: to save lives as rapidly as possible. We work to improve the medical research system–so that we can speed up the time it takes to get important new medicines from discovery to patients.


Findacure is a charity that raises awareness and funds research into fundamental diseases: extreme and exceptional diseases that advance our understanding of medicine and help us discover potential new treatments.


The search engine for difficult medical cases.

Future Medicine

Future Medicine has developed an innovative publishing portfolio to reflect postgenomic medicine. The sequencing of the human genome was a colossal milestone in the evolution of healthcare, with repercussions for all those involved in the healthcare chain. Future Medicine provides healthcare practitioners and research professionals with a unique source of objective, cutting-edge information on exciting trends emerging in the light of these advances.

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Discover industry trends and discuss hot topics with your peers and other clinical research professionals!


Genamics JournalSeek is the largest completely categorized database of freely available journal information available on the Internet. The database presently contains 93424 titles. Journal information includes the description, journal abbreviation, journal homepage link, subject category and ISSN.

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Future of Health - articles / videos and keynote conference presentations by Futurist and Physician Patrick Dixon, on health care, hospitals, clinics, community care, pharmaceutical drug development, new therapies, treatments, alternative medicine, performance medicine, well-being and health promotion / prevention, government funding.

Global Medical Discovery

We offer readers the depth and breadth of breaking news about the latest scientific discoveries. GMD saves you hundreds of hours of professional reading each year, without the worry of missing vital medical information.

HealthCanal is dedicated to providing students, post-docs, researchers, healthcare professionals, government agencies, and educators with timely, close-to-the-scene information and news about health and medical breakthroughs.


The EU research and innovation magazine.


JournalWATCH helps physicians and allied health professionals save time and stay informed by providing brief, clearly written, clinically focused perspectives on the medical developments that affect practice.

MedBio World

MedBioWorld is a premier online resource portal for professional medical and biotechnology information.


medGadget is an independent on-line journal covering the latest medical gadgets and technologies, discoveries in medical science, and the progress of the digital revolution in the healthcare industry.

Medical Device Guru

Forum for health care professionals covering daily medical device news and jobs in the medical device industry.


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MIT Technology Review

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ResearchMatch has a simple goal — to bring together two groups of people who are looking for one another: (1) people who are trying to find research studies, and (2) researchers who are looking for people to participate in their studies. It is a free and secure registry that has been developed by major academic institutions across the country who want to involve you in the mission of helping today’s studies make a real difference for everyone’s health in the future.


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Bio-IT World, Weekly Update newsletter and News Bulletins cover the application of informatics, IT and computer science in biomedical research and drug discovery. As the life sciences become an increasingly quantitative discipline, Bio-IT World provides topical news coverage and analysis of cutting-edge technologies to handle the data deluge in petascale computing and the tools to deliver individualized medicine.


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The Academy of Medical Sciences

Improving health through research.


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Perspectives about innovative advances in medicine and technology. Social media in health care. Trends in health IT.


The mission of the MIT libraries is to create and sustain an intuitive, trusted information environment that enables learning and the advancement of knowledge at MIT.

National Library of Medicine

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, has been a center of information innovation since its founding in 1836. The world’s largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe.


NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, creating hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs by funding thousands of scientists in universities and research institutions in every state across America and around the globe.


PubMed comprises more than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.


ScienceDaily is one of the Internet’s most popular science news web sites. Since starting in 1995, the award-winning site has earned the loyalty of students, researchers, healthcare professionals, government agencies, educators and the general public around the world.


UpToDate® is the premier evidence-based clinical decision support resource authored by physicians to help healthcare practitioners make the best decisions at the point of care. By combining the latest clinical knowledge with cutting-edge technology, UpToDate changes the way clinicians practice medicine and has become an indispensable part of clinical workflows in institutions and practices worldwide.

Wellcome Library

We are one of the world's major resources for the study of medical history. We also offer a growing collection of material relating to contemporary medicine and biomedical science in society.

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