|AI Medical Imaging
By implementing artificial intelligence (AI) into medical imaging, the technology can enhance medical screenings, improve precision medicine, assess patient risk factors, and lighten the load for physicians.
Biological molecules found in blood, other body fluids, or tissues that are a sign of a normal or abnormal process, or of a condition or disease. A biomarker may be used to see how well the body responds to a treatment for a disease or condition. Also called molecular marker and signature molecule.
Doctors may use one or more approaches to diagnose cancer. These can include physical exams, laboratory tests, imaging tests, and biopsies.
Cord blood is the blood from the baby that is left in the umbilical cord and placenta after birth. It contains special cells called hematopoietic stem cells that can be used to treat some types of diseases.
The broad scope of digital health includes categories such as mobile health (mHealth), health information technology (IT), wearable devices, telehealth and telemedicine, and personalized medicine. Click here to learn more about digital health and its applications with one of PMM's articles.
Gene therapy is a technique that modifies a person’s genes to treat or cure disease.
Pharmacogenomics is the study of how genes affect a person’s response to drugs. Click here to learn more about pharmacogenomics from one of PMM's articles.
Regenerative medicine seeks to replace tissue or organs that have been damaged by disease, trauma, or congenital issues, vs. the current clinical strategy that focuses primarily on treating the symptoms. Click here to learn more about regenerative medicine from one of PMM's articles.
|RNA Based Therapies
RNA molecules deliver genetic instructions from DNA to protein-making machinery. As well as carrying these instructions for making proteins, RNAs help to turn genes on and off, assist chemical reactions, slice and dice other RNAs, and even build proteins, by transporting amino acids and linking them together. Scientists are beginning to tap into the potential of RNA-based therapeutics as new ways to combat diseases.
Robotic surgery, also called robot-assisted surgery, allows doctors to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility, and control than is possible with conventional techniques. Robotic surgery is usually associated with minimally invasive surgery - procedures performed through tiny incisions. It is also sometimes used in certain traditional open surgical procedures. Click here to learn more about robotic surgery from one of PMM's articles.