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2016

Focus on Psychiatric Disorders

Psychiatric Disorders

Compared to other areas in medicine, psychiatric research faces unique biological, technological, clinical, regulatory and ethical challenges. In this joint focus Nature Neuroscience and Nature Medicine provide a collection of Commentaries, Perspectives, and Reviews from leaders in the field that address these challenges and provide an authoritative overview of basic and clinical sciences advancing mental health research.

Produced with support of a grant from Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Nature Medicine Vol. 22, No. 11

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2015

Focus on Aging

Aging

Aging is associated with functional impairments in cellular pathways controlling genomic stability, proteostasis and metabolism, and is a major risk factor for several of the most prevalent diseases. This series of Reviews and Perspectives highlights the recent data that point toward the specific molecular pathways that are perturbed during aging and discuss potential ways to manipulate these pathways to prevent or alleviate age-related diseases.

Nature Medicine Vol. 21, No. 12

Regenerative Medicine

Inflammatory Disease

There is an emerging understanding of how the disruption of immune homeostasis may lead to the development of chronic inflammatory diseases. This series of articles highlights new data that point toward the influence of environmental factors and addresses recent advances in our knowledge of the cell types and signaling pathways involved in inflammatory disease onset and progression.

Nature Medicine Vol. 21, No. 7

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2014

Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine

Research in regenerative medicine is advancing toward the goal of repairing damaged tissue and organs. Nature Medicine and Nature Biotechnology present a collection of reviews, features and commentaries that explore our current mechanistic understanding of stem cells, and the emerging technologies that will bring regenerative medicine to the clinic.

Nature Medicine Vol. 20, No. 8

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2013

Targeted cancer therapies

Targeted Cancer Therapies

At the interface between basic and clinical sciences, we move steadily toward a better understanding and treatment of cancer. Nature Medicine is proud to present a collection of Reviews on some of the most exciting current trends in cancer research.

Nature Medicine Vol. 19, No. 11

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2012

Asthma

Asthma

Asthma affects an estimated 300 million people worldwide. Despite the availability of therapies for symptomatic control of the disease, a significant fraction of patients remain refractory to treatment and progress to severe asthma. This series of reviews highlights recent advances in our understanding of asthma pathogenesis, clinical presentation of disease, and novel therapies aimed at targeting pathologic mechanisms initiating and sustaining allergic inflammation.

Nature Medicine Vol. 18, No. 5

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2011

Vascular Disease

Vascular Disease

Vascular dysfunction can cause or contribute to many types of pathology, from hypertension to myocardial infarction to cancer. This series of reviews—inspired by the conference "Vascular Disease 2011: From Bench to Bedside", event cosponsored by the UCSD Clinical and Translational Research Institute and Nature Medicine—highlights new mechanistic findings across a broad spectrum of vascular diseases that may lead to new and innovative treatments.

Nature Medicine Vol. 17, No. 11

Metabolic Syndrome ePoster

Metabolic Syndrome ePoster

Diabetes and obesity are often referred to as the twin epidemics, owing to their high prevalence and mechanistic relatedness. A key concept that has emerged over the past few years is that different organs have different, but integrated, roles in the pathogenesis of the metabolic syndrome. This ePoster, a collection of figures prepared by leaders in the field, present a comprehensive view of the molecular pathophysiology of the metabolic syndrome at the systems and cellular levels.

Nature Medicine Vol. 17, No. 7

Cancer Biology

Cancer Biology

Which new findings are having the greatest influence on cancer research today? We asked experts to help identify the most important recent papers that are shaping the direction of cancer research. Here we present their selections and thoughts on the impact of current research directions on future clinical gains.

Nature Medicine Vol. 17, No. 3

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2010

Pain

Pain

The articles in this collection review our progress in understanding the neurobiological basis of pain and the challenges to translate these advances into new analgesics.

Nature Medicine Vol. 16, No. 11


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2008

Reproductive Biology

Reproductive Biology

In what direction is the field of reproductive biology going? By bringing together input from top scientists and decision makers interested in this field, this focus identifies the recent papers with the most impact in reproductive biology and identifies the key issues that are shaping our thinking in this field.

Nature Medicine Vol. 14, No. 11


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2007

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis

In what direction is the field of tuberculosis going? By bringing together input from top scientists, analysts and decision makers interested in tuberculosis research, this focus identifies the recent papers with the most impact in the discipline and identifies the key issues that are shaping our thinking in this field.

Nature Medicine Vol. 13, No. 3


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2006

Psychiatric

Psychiatric disorders

A collection of research and review articles from Nature Publishing Group on recent advances in our understanding of psychiatric disorders.

Nature Medicine Vol. 12, No. 9


Alzheimer

Alzheimer disease

In the same spirit as our metabolic syndrome focus, a close look at the papers that have had the most influence on the Alzheimer community, and an analysis of the relevant drug market and funding priorities.

Nature Medicine Vol. 12, No. 7


Metabolic

Metabolic syndrome

What makes the metabolic syndrome field tick? Discover the recent papers with the most impact in the discipline and find out the funding priorities of countries interested in this problem.

Nature Medicine Vol. 12, No. 1


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2005

Vaccines

Vaccines

Vaccines are our best protection against infectious disease and offer hope as immunotherapeutic approaches for the treatment of allergy, autoimmunity, cancer and other diseases. In this special supplement we review vaccine research and development and highlight some of the obstacles and opportunities in this field.

Nature Medicine Vol. 11, Issue 4s


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2004

Emerging Infectious Diseases

Emerging Infectious Diseases

Emerging infectious diseases pose serious threats to public health in developed and developing countries. This collection of articles reviews how they emerge, and our current understanding of the biology of the most challenging infectious agents that we currently face.

Nature Medicine Vol. 10, Issue 12s


Celebrating our 10th year

Celebrating our 10th year

A series of articles highlighting the major biomedical achievements of the past decade.

Nature Medicine Vol. 10, No. 2


Focus on Neurodegeneration

Focus on neurodegeneration

A joint web focus between Nature Medicine and Nature Reviews Neuroscience.

Nature Medicine Vol. 10, No. 7


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2003

Focus on HIV

20 years of HIV science

A look back at the first twenty years of HIV science.

Nature Medicine Vol. 9, No. 7


Focus on Angiogenesis

Focus on angiogenesis

A joint web focus between Nature Medicine and Nature Reviews Cancer.

Nature Medicine Vol. 9, No. 6


Focus on technology trends

Focus on technology trends

Focus on emerging technologies (those undergoing unusually rapid development) and platform technologies (with broad applications).

Nature Medicine Vol. 9, No. 1


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2002

Focus on fertility

Focus on fertility

A joint web focus and print supplement between Nature Medicine and Nature Cell Biology.

Nature Medicine Vol. 8, No. 10


Focus on atherosclerosis

Focus on atherosclerosis

A comprehensive and authoritative overview of the field focused on areas undergoing particularly rapid progress.

Nature Medicine Vol. 8, No. 11


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2001

Focus on breast cancer

Focus on breast cancer

A comprehensive and authoritative overview of our understanding of this form of cancer.

Nature Medicine Vol. 7, No. 4


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2000

Focus on tuberculosis

Focus on tuberculosis

A comprehensive and authoritative overview of the field written by experts in this infectious disease.

Nature Medicine Vol. 6, No. 12


Focus on malaria

Focus on malaria

A selection of the most-recent and best scientific papers and News & Views articles on malaria research published in Nature Medicine and in Nature.

Nature Medicine Vol. 6, No. 8

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