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Infographic | October 30, 2019

Prostate cancer

People with cancer of the prostate currently have numerous treatment options available to them. But one of the most established, a type of radiation therapy known as brachytherapy, seems to be falling out of favour with clinicians.

Infographic | December 20, 2018

Liver cirrhosis

Once thought to be irreversible, cirrhosis of the liver now seems treatable — and drug development is proceeding apace.

Infographic | November 8, 2018

Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a debilitating and incurable condition. But researchers have found fresh angles of attack, and a host of upcoming treatments raise the prospect of a durable victory against this common form of inflammatory bowel disease.

Infographic | December 14, 2017

Repairing the neural highway

The spinal cord rarely repairs itself when damaged, but ways of encouraging nerves to regrow are on the horizon.

Infographic | October 26, 2017

Closing the gap

A bone fracture that fails to heal after initial treatment can lead to prolonged disability. Regenerative therapies might help to restart the bone-healing process, getting the people affected back in action.

Infographic | August 23, 2017

Saving life and limb

Many people with critical limb ischaemia have no option but to have the affected limb amputated. Can regenerative medicine offer an alternative?

Infographic | June 21, 2017

Marching to a new beat

In the most severe cases, a ruptured eardrum can require surgery to put it right, but tissue-engineering techniques might provide a much simpler solution.

Infographic | April 19, 2017

Let there be sight

Loss of the stem cells that constantly renew the surface of the cornea causes pain and, in some cases, blindness. Advances in transplantation and cell culture are helping to restore vision to even the most severely affected people.