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Internationally Significant Achievements

Some recent discoveries and medical advances— 

  • Discovery and application of a hormonal treatment for prostate cancer 
  • Development of a diagnostic test for bladder cancer 
  • Validation of a breast and ovarian cancer risk prediction tool for women with a family history of breast and ovarian cancer  
  • Discovery of a highly efficient immune mechanism for preventing neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer’s disease 
  • Development of DNA diagnostic tests capable of identifying infection-causing microorganisms in less than an hour 
  • Development of an experimental vaccine for leishmaniasis (black fever), a serious parasitic disease that affects millions of people in 88 countries 
  • Prenatal screening for Down’s syndrome-21 in the first trimester of pregnancy
  • Women’s health: confirmation that women suffering from preclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy) have a higher risk of cardiovascular illness later in life 

Created on 2009-09-16

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