A hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system. 20% Americans suffer from allergies.
The most common form of dementia. There is no cure for the disease. It’s predicted to affect 1 in 85 people globally by 2050.
In 2002, iron deficiency anemia was considered to be among the most important factors to the global burden of disease.
The most common cause of disability in the USA; More than 20 million individuals with arthritis have severe limitations in function.
In 2007, cancer caused about 13% of all human deaths worldwide (7.9 million). Rates are rising as more people live to an old age.
A leading preventable cause of death worldwide; one of the most serious public health problems of the 21st century.
As of 2000, nearly one billion people or ~26% of the adult population of the world had hypertension.
Focuses on bacterial, viral and parasitic infections; host responses and inflammation; vaccines; autoimmune diseases.
Other hot research area: Epigenetics, Gene Therapy, Depression, Stress, Fertility, Medical Imaging……
occurs in 50% of women over 50 yrs old; with a fracture incidence that far outweighs the combined incidence of breast cancer, heart disease & stroke.
One of the hottest and most controversial topic, stem cell research holds extraordinary promise for the treatment of human diseases.