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4 great medical discoveries that were purely accidental

Scientists may have made a giant leap forward in the treatment of cancer – by accident.

A team of Danish researchers, looking for a way to protect pregnant women against malaria, found that proteins in the malaria parasite can attack cancer cells. The discovery is a potential game-changer in the hunt for a cure for cancer.

The scientists from the University of Copenhagen found that malaria proteins, armed with a toxin, sought out and absorbed cancer cells, released the toxin and then destroyed the cells. The tests were carried out on mice, but the team plans to start testing on humans within four years.

“For decades, scientists have been searching for similarities…

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 4 great medical discoveries that were purely accidental

One sometimes finds what one is not looking for - Alexander Fleming

12 of the Biggest 21st Century Medical Advancements

From the completion of the human genome draft to cutting-edge cancer treatments, there are some incredible medical breakthroughs that are changing the way conditions and diseases are treated.

6 medical innovations that moved from the battlefield to mainstream medicine

Wartime medicine is an incredibly challenging setting for the doctors, nurses, and paramedics who practice it: Not only are the injuries frequently serious ones, but the tools at hand are often more limited than in a traditional hospital. Over the centuries, that has meant that battlefield medical personnel have had to innovate. Those wartime practices, in turn, often served to refine medical practice beyond the military. Here are six cases in which wartime clinicians changed the way medicine is practiced more broadly.

7 incredible medical breakthroughs that changed the world

Just take a look at some of the greatest medical discoveries in history and how they still benefit us today.

7 Recent Discoveries That Could Revolutionize Medicine

Since scientists released a rough draft of the human genome to the public in 2000, the impact of science and technology on medicine has been more salient than ever.

9 Mindblowing Discoveries in Science That Will Change What We Can Do With Our Bodies

The list of scientific innovations that will literally change lives grows longer with every month — some so crazy they feel like science fiction.

Five amazing health research breakthroughs in the last 12 months

As unprecedented times highlight the importance of health research, we’re looking back over some of the most incredible advances from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR)...

Medical Discovery News

Medical Discovery News is dedicated to explaining discoveries in biomedical research and their promise for the future of medicine. Each 2 minute news release is designed to stimulate listeners to think, question and appreciate how science affects their health as well as that of the rest of the world.


FasterCures, a Washington, D.C.-based Center of the Milken Institute, is driven by a singular goal – to save lives by speeding up and improving the medical research system. As a nonprofit, non-partisan think tank, we are uniquely positioned to receive input from all stakeholders and make informed, autonomous decisions when prioritizing program and project initiatives.

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.

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.

Health First Europe

We aim to ensure that equitable access to modern, innovative and reliable medical technology and healthcare is regarded as a vital investment in the future of Europe. We call for truly patient-centred healthcare and believe that every European citizen should benefit from the best medical treatments available.


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 Breakthroughs by Ivanhoe

We are the country's largest news-gathering organization covering medical breakthroughs, family health and issues important to women. The information we provide is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician.

Medical Device Guru

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

Medical Science and Discovery

Medical Science and Discovery is an international open access, peer-reviewed scientific research journal that provides rapid publication of articles in all disciplines of human health, clinical and basic medical science such as Biophysics, Biochemistry, Histology, Physiology, Genetics, Pathology, Toxicology, Anatomical Sciences, Pharmacology, Embryology, Internal and Surgical medicine.

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

MIT Technology Review

The oldest technology magazine in the world (est. 1899), Technology Review aims to promote the understanding of emerging technologies and to analyze their commercial, social, and political impacts.


Covering the latest in medical technology innovation and investment opportunity.


CNET is a collective of the tech-savvy and tech-obsessed. Join us.

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.

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.

MedPage Today is a trusted news service for physicians that provides a clinical perspective on the breaking medical news that their patients are reading


At Newser, we choose the most thought-provoking and entertaining stories from hundreds of US and international sources and reduce them to a headline, picture, and two paragraphs. And we do it 24/7–you can come back morning, noon, night for something new that matters.

Northwestern University

Northwestern University is at the forefront of research into the causes and cures of many life-threatening diseases and conditions.


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.

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

One of the world's leading independent biomedical research institutions, Texas Biomedical Research Institute keeps you up to date with some of the latest breakthroughs.

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