Breakthroughs & Horizons in Bioscience

The Breakthroughs in Bioscience series illustrates recent breakthroughs in biomedical research and their importance to society. It also highlights the important role animal models play in biomedical research and discovery. Horizons in Bioscience, on the other hand, describes scientific discoveries on the brink of clinical application. These one page documents are intended to supplement our longer Breakthroughs in Bioscience series.

Hard copies of both series are available upon request. Please include the desired article, quantity and purpose for the publication's use with your inquiry.

Below you will find our latest issues for both series.  Archived issues are available for download and categorized on the following pages:

Latest Breakthroughs in Bioscience

Secrets of the Human Brain Revealed: Development, Disease & the Zika Virus: Transmission of the Zika virus throughout South and Central America has become a rising global public health threat. Spread mainly through infected mosquitoes, this virus poses substantial health risks because it can be passed from a pregnant women to her fetus, potentially causing severe birth defects. The newest issue of Breakthroughs in Bioscience examines the brain development process, placing special emphasis on how the Zika virus affects the growing fetal brain.


Latest Horizons in Bioscience

Liquid Biopsies: A New Way to Diagnose, Understand & Track Cancer - Liquid Biopsy is a new technology developed to advance cancer treatment. By using this innovative approach, physicians can enhance their ability to track cancer progression and to create highly individualized treatment plans for specific types of cancer. This complements existing approaches that use surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy to save lives.


Breakthroughs in Bioscience Subcommittee

The Breakthroughs in Bioscience Subcommittee is charged with choosing timely topics that demonstrate the critical link between basic research in the biomedical sciences and the improvement in the quality of medical care available to our citizens. These topics are then developed into articles that are easily accessible to a broad audience of non-scientists including legislators, policy makers, and the general public.

Paula Stern, PhD, Chair (ASBMR)
Marcas Bamman, PhD, FACSM (ACSM*)
Aditi Bhargava, PhD (TES*)
David B. Burr, PhD (AAA*)
Blanche Capel, PhD (SDB)
Deborah A. Cory-Slechta, PhD (SOT*)
Rao Divi, PhD (ad hoc)
Terry Gaasterland, PhD (ad hoc)
Marnie Halpern, PhD (SDB*)
Loraine Oman-Ganes, MD (ASHG*)
R. Brooks Robey, MD (APS*)
Scott I. Simon, PhD (BMES)
Deborah J. Veis (Novack), MD, PhD (ASBMR)
Katherine Wilkinson, PhD (APS)
Anne Deschamps, PhD (Staff Liaison)

*Designated society representative to subcommittee, SPC, or Board