Cancer

Cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide. In 2012, there were 14 million new cases and 8.2 million cancer-related deaths worldwide. The number of new cancer cases will rise to 22 million within the next two decades.

Cardiovascular Disease

17.5 million people die each year from CVDs, an estimated 31% of all deaths worldwide. 80% of all CVD deaths are due to heart attacks and strokes.

Diabetes and Obesity

Currently, 34% of U.S. adults are obese (BMI >30), and over 11% of people aged ≥20 years have diabetes, a prevalence projected to increase to 21% by 2050.

Editors’ Picks

Interesting progress in biomedical research about apoptosis, aging, gene therapy, cell differentiation, etc.

Infection and Immunity

Etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. Focuses on bacterial, viral and parasitic infections; host responses and inflammation; vaccines.

Musculoskeletal Disorder

Osteoporosis occurs in 50% of women over 50 yrs old; By 2025, osteoporosis will be responsible for approximately three million fractures and $25.3 billion in costs annually.

Neuroscience

Broad range of study of the structure, function and disorder of the nervous system, focus on Alzheimer, depression, addiction and Parkinson’s disease, etc.

New Technology

Focus on Nanoscience, Biosensors, Biomaterials, miRNA, gene therapy etc.

Stem Cells

Research is underway to develop various sources for stem cells, and to apply stem cell treatments for neurodegenerative diseases and conditions, diabetes, heart disease, and other conditions.