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Transforming Clinical Research in the United States:Challenges and Opportunities: Workshop Summary

An ideal health care system relies on efficiently generating timely, accurate evidence to deliver on its promise of diminishing the divide between clinical practice and research. There are growing indications, however, that the current health care system and the clinical ...

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Systems for Research and Evaluation for Translating Genome-Based Discoveries for Health:Workshop Summary

With the advent of genome-wide association studies, numerous associations between specific gene loci and complex diseases have been identified--for breast cancer, coronary artery disease, and asthma, for example. This rapidly advancing field of genomics has stirred great interest in "personalized" ...

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Innovations in Service Delivery in the Age of Genomics:Workshop Summary

New discoveries in genomics--that is, the study of the entire human genome--are changing how we diagnose and treat diseases. As the trend shifts from genetic testing largely being undertaken for rare genetic disorders to, increasingly, individuals being screened for common ...

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From Molecules to Minds:Challenges for the 21st Century: Workshop Summary

Neuroscience has made phenomenal advances over the past 50 years and the pace of discovery continues to accelerate. On June 25, 2008, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders hosted more than 70 of the ...

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Diffusion and Use of Genomic Innovations in Health and Medicine:Workshop Summary

Until fairly recently, genetic information was used primarily in the diagnosis of relatively rare genetic diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and Huntington’s Disease, but a transformation in the use of genetic and genomic information is underway. While many predictions ...

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Advancing Nuclear Medicine Through Innovation

Nearly 20 million nuclear medicine procedures are carried out each year in the United States alone to diagnose and treat cancers, cardiovascular disease, and certain neurological disorders. Many of the advancements in nuclear medicine have been the result of research ...

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National Academies Keck Futures Initiative: Smart Prosthetics: Exploring Assistive Devices for the Body and Mind: Task Group Summaries

The 2006 conference, “Smart Prosthetics: Exploring Assistive Devices for the Body and Mind,” attracted scientists, engineers and medical researchers to participate in a series of task groups to develop research plans to address various challenges within the prosthetics field. Eleven ...

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Developing a National Registry of Pharmacologic and Biologic Clinical Trials: Workshop Report

To improve public confidence in clinical research, a number of public and private groups have called for a publicly accessible, comprehensive, and transparent registry of relevant information on clinical trials for drugs and biologics. The public and various entities within ...

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Workshop on Disability in America: A New Look - Summary and Background Papers

Beginning in late 2004, the IOM began a project to take a new look at disability in America. It will review developments and progress since the publication of the 1991 and 1997 Institute reports. For technical contracting reasons, the new ...

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(Sackler NAS Colloquium) Frontiers of Bioinformatics: Unsolved Problems and Challenges

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