Recent Medical Advances

On 2017.10.30, in Medical, Technology, by Greg

Artificial Organs

It will soon be possible to replace many or your organs with new ones that are compatible with your body since they are created from your own cells. This video explains:

Mobile Stroke Units

A Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit (MSTU or MSU) could be a lifesaver. Usually staffed by paramedics, a nurse, and a medical imaging specialist, an MSTU is essentially an ambulance dedicated to the fast diagnosis and treatment of strokes. When a dispatcher calls in a stroke, the MSTU is mobilized to the patient’s home. Once it arrives, the team is able to determine whether a stroke is caused by a blood clot, administer a drug to dissolve that clot, and then bring the patient to an appropriate hospital.

Ultrasound Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease

A new study from the University of Queensland combines ultrasound therapy with immunotherapy to slow the progress of Alzheimer’s Disease. Australian researchers have found that mice suffering from Alzheimer’s performed much better in behaviour tests after receiving ultrasound treatment, a discovery that could give hope in the battle to find a cure for humans suffering from the degenerative illness.

First Alzheimer’s patient treated with focused ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier

3D Visualization and Augmented Reality for Surgery

While the market is still growing and imaginations running wild, several hospitals will be adopting virtual reality tools in 2017, pushing the boundaries of surgical reality.

CRISPR-Cas9

CRISPR-Cas9 is a method for genome editing – a powerful new technology with many applications in biomedical research, including the potential to treat human genetic disease.

This video features one of the persons who discovered the technique, Geneticist Jennifer Doudna:

Video collection: The Future of Medicine

The following is a playlist of videos about the future of medicine:
https://www.ted.com/playlists/23/the_future_of_medicine

Regenerative Medicine

The following is one such video about regenerative medicine:

 

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