The More We Invest in Medical Research Now, the More Lives We Save, Improve for Generations

September 8, 2014 2:53 PM

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The More We Invest in Medical Research Now, the More Lives We Save, Improve for Generations

After getting his M.D. from Harvard, Andrew Marks bounced between specialized areas of medicine in search of the best fit. He wound up in research -- and countless Americans are better off for it.

You've probably heard of a "stent." This is a tiny, wire-mesh tube doctors use to prop open a coronary artery narrowed by fatty deposits called plaque. Doctors insert stents during a procedure called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI, for short); first they use another device (often a balloon)...

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