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

Throughout history, medical experts have dreamed of healing untreatable wounds, replacing a disfiguring scar with healthy skin, growing replacement lungs in the laboratory, and replacing a leg lost to injury or disease. Today, regenerative medicine has the potential to heal damaged tissues and organs, offering hope for those who have lost organ function due to age, disease, or injuries.  Download the PDF or listen to the podcast below:


Latest Horizons in Bioscience

In 1984, Charles Hull patented a process he called “stereolithography.” Now called three-dimensional (3D) printing, this technology has been used to manufacture rocket engines, custom-fit athletic shoes, and other 3D printers. The medical field also has reaped the benefits of 3D printing. Imaging data from computed tomography (CT) scans, ultrasounds, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can produce 3D images on a computer, and precise 3D-printed anatomical models can be used for teaching or to help in surgical planning. Download the PDF or listen to the podcast below:



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)
Rao Divi, PhD (ad hoc)
Marnie Halpern, PhD (SDB*)
Loraine Oman-Ganes, MD (ASHG*)
Sharma S. Prabhakar, MD, MBA, FACP (AFMR*)
R. Brooks Robey, MD (APS*)
Scott I. Simon, PhD (BMES)
Katherine Wilkinson, PhD (APS)
Anne Deschamps, PhD (Staff Liaison)

*Designated society representative to subcommittee, SPC, or Board