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Research areas in biomedical sciences, 2015

Question: What in your opinion are the most important/cutting edge/promising research areas in biomedical science?

Top 10 answers summarised (from 330 answers) as the major themes in order of popularity:

  1. Genetics
    • Example answers: Genomics; Gene Therapy; Epigenetics; Next generation sequencing; Pharmacogenomics; Gene editing; RNAs in transcriptional control
  1. Personalised medicine
    • Example answers: Personalised medicine; E-Health (electronic health records)
  2. Cancer
    • Example answers: Anticancer drugs; Oncoimmunology; Melanoma; Chaperones in cancer; Early cancer detection
  1. Antibiotics/Infectious disease
    • Example answers: Antimicrobials; Vaccinology; Antimicrobial resistance; Virology
  1. Medical devices
    • Example answers: Implant technology; Wearables; Medical devices; Nanotechnology
  1. Bioinformatics/Big Data
  2. Regenerative medicine
    • Example answers: Stem cells; Targeted cell therapy; Tissue engineering
  1. Dementia
  2. Biomarkers
  3. Ageing (general ageing process)