06 Health | Researching tomorrow‘s medicine
A medical revolution lies ahead. Scientific discoveries on the functioning of our cells and organs will open up new pathways for predicting, diagnosing and treating diseases. Basic biomedical research is in turmoil: on the one hand, it produces a growing supply of new and improved knowledge, skills and capabilities. It is possible to predict and prevent diseases, make accurate diagnoses and customize treatments. On the other hand, biomedical research must answer to the needs and expectations of an ageing and growing global population. In an age of globalization this means confronting medical inequality on an international level.