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Health systems around the world face rising demand from an ageing population. More efficient means of delivering care are urgently needed. Here are some innovations set to drive change in 2015

Compound sharing: drug success boost

Scientists discuss pharma latest

Medical researchers access corporate labs


Andrew Ward on research and application of bionics in healthcare
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Could crowdfunding be a solution to the financing struggles of young biotech companies?
Implants can be designed to fit exactly

3D printing: sweeping change

Bio-print may yet create organs and tissues

Automating care: sharp rise in demand

Tech start-ups rush to fill the gap

Interactive timeline: Medical breakthroughs

Explore a series of medical breakthroughs that have helped transform the life sciences and extend longevity

Ginger.io app

Consumer platforms: software transforms care

Technology groups and start-ups seek slice of the pie

Regulatory reform: streamlining approvals

Fast-track reviews aid two-thirds of new drugs

Incentive payments reward healthier lifestyles

Enthusiasm sometimes run ahead of evidence

Crowd funding: biotechs look to gain

Stem cell and Parkinson’s disease research benefits

Universal coverage: reaching the poorest

Lack of insurance spells death or ruin

DNA double helix. High resolution 3d rendering.

Gene editing: into the age of precision

Latest DNA technology boosts clinical outcomes

Patient monitoring: data offer improved solutions

‘New medicine’ for world’s ageing population


Patients to play active role in digital future

The contours of a more efficient health landscape are slowly coming into view

Signs of a revival in drug development

US approvals of new medicines show significant increase

Systems grapple with information deluge

How to harness resources to patients’ advantage is one of the sector’s big challenges

Emphasis shifts from illness care to well care

Technology in development will help keep watch on how people are feeling between their visits to the doctor

Surgeons turn to 3D and nanorobots to enhance human judgment and skill

Operating procedures are being transformed

McLaren aids GSK with racetrack expertise

F1 telemetry is being adapted to monitor patients

The electrical could replace the traditional

Body’s inner language may be key to range of treatment

India in frontline in battle over IP rights

Rulings on patents emerge as a significant source of friction between New Delhi and the US

Low technology carries Africa’s hopes

Outside companies are increasingly choosing to work with local partners to reflect local needs