What scientist finds cures for diseases?
Medical scientists do research both to develop new treatments and to try to prevent health problems.
How are diseases cured?
Examples. Cures can take the form of natural antibiotics (for bacterial infections), synthetic antibiotics such as the sulphonamides, or fluoroquinolones, antivirals (for a very few viral infections), antifungals, antitoxins, vitamins, gene therapy, surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and so on.
When was the last cure for a disease found?
In 1979, the World Health Organization announced the global eradication of smallpox. It is the only human disease to be eradicated worldwide.
What diseases have not been cured?
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) – Also known as motor neurone disease or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, there is no cure for the disease. Although there exists some treatments to improve the quality of and extend life, it is fatal within 3–5 years after onset. Arthritis – Arthritis is a condition where one feels joint pain.