One of the most common mental illnesses in the United States is depression; according to the National Alliance on Mental Illnesses (NAMI), roughly 16 million Americans must contend with major depression on regular basis. A report from the land down ...Read More »
Tag Archives: Advances in Medical Technology
Extending the Lifespan of Organs
Once outside of the body, human organs have a very short shelf life, ranging from roughly five to just over thirty-five hours. Of course, this puts a major dent in the number of organs available for transplant. The development of ...Read More »
Could 3D Printers Revolutionize Organ Transplants?
It might sound impossible to believe, but there may come a day when donated organs come not from a human, but from a printer. Yes, you read that right ‒ medical researchers are attempting to use three-dimensional printers to manufacture ...Read More »
Hearing with the Tongue? It’s Not as Far-fetched as it Sounds
If your hearing isn’t what is used to be, you’re hardly alone – according to the Hearing Loss Association of America, roughly one in five adults suffer from some degree of hearing loss. To think of it another way, this ...Read More »
Are Surgical Robots Vulnerable to Hackers?
In the coming decades, it is believed that an increasing number of surgeries will be performed with real-world teleoperated robots. Unlike other surgical robots, a doctor doesn’t have to share the same room with these machines when operating them. As ...Read More »
Exploring the Body with a Fold-Up Robot? It May Be Possible
How’s this for a news story ‒ a team of scientists create a robot that can fold into a different shape, carry certain items, swim, walk and even destroy itself. As crazy as that may sound, an international team of ...Read More »
Rebuilding a Human Cornea
Imagine for a moment that doctors had the capability to recreate human corneas within the confines of a laboratory. It may seem impossible, but a team of researchers has managed to accomplish this very feat. Their groundbreaking experiment may prove ...Read More »
Transplanting a “Dead Heart”? It’s Already Been Done
At first glance, it might sound like something straight out of a B-grade science fiction/horror movie ‒ transplanting a dead heart into a very living body. As unbelievable as it may sound, such a procedure was successfully completed in late ...Read More »
Saving Lives with Oxygen Injections?
There are few things as terrifying as a sudden inability to breathe. When the respiratory system is unable to oxygenate the body’s blood, both the brain and the heart are at grave risk of failure. Many people succumb to this ...Read More »
Making Tumors Glow: A New Way to Fight Lung Cancer?
Despite decades of research, lung cancer still remains a major concern for public health officials.In 2014, the American Cancer Society estimates that more than 224,000 Americans were diagnosed with this condition, while more than 159,000 succumbed to this disease. In ...Read More »