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breakthrough

 [brāk´throo″]
1. a significant step forward in theory development or research.
2. in psychotherapy, a change in attitude or behavior following a period of little or no client insight.

break·through

(brāk'thrū),
A sudden manifestation of new insights and more constructive attitudes following a period of resistance during psychotherapy.

breakthrough

(in psychiatry) a sudden new insight into a problem and its solution after a period of little or no progress.
Infectious disease A popular term for a positive blood culture for a pathogen after adequate therapy—e.g., 72 hrs for Candida krusei post-fluconazole therapy
Psychiatry A point in any form of 'talk therapy'—e.g., psychoanalysis—in which the patient acquires a new level of insight that changes the course of future therapy
Research A popular term for a discovery which solves a major question, and launches multiple lines of scientific inquiry
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Topping the list is an expected breakthrough announcement of laboratory demonstrations that can lead to an advanced, low-cost MRI machine that leverages superconducting technology.
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The second breakthrough demonstrates that quantum keys can be mixed with other optical signals on one strand of fiber.
Global Research has been the cornerstone of GE technology for more than 100 years, developing breakthrough innovations in areas such as medical imaging, energy generation technology, jet engines, advanced materials and lighting.
Intel's breakthrough solution was to integrate a semiconductor structure, technically called a PIN (P-type -- Intrinsic -- N-type) device into the waveguide.
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The United States is a leading source of breakthrough developments in stem cell research.
Fujitsu is proud to once again offer a technology breakthrough that will lead to better and faster products for tomorrow's consumers," said Mike Chenery, vice president, advanced product engineering at Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.
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