Gone are the days when an accident could leave you handicapped and unable to live a normal life. Technology developed by people like Professor Hugh Herr of the MIT, using bionics, makes fully functional members possible.
This technique, although not yet used for prolonged periods, is beginning to be tested in humans. From Pennsylvania, USA, comes the first venture into this technique to save people with lethal wounds, it is the beginning of an exciting research.
Can you imagine the possibility of receiving the perfect treatment for any medical condition? How about the perfect preventive treatment? Through genetic monitoring this will be possible because we can receive the perfect treatment for us, depending on our specific DNA code.
Believe it or not, scientists from Harvard University and the University of New South Wales announced the possibility of halting and reversing the aging process. Right now they are testing in humans and the results are really encouraging. The idea, according to scientists, is to create a drug that restores youth to the body's cells.
More and more transplants are being made to replace damaged or defective organs, creating the need for more organs. Fortunately, growing specific organs for patients who need it is becoming a reality. Dr. Paolo Macchiarini is one of the forerunners of this technique.
Cultivating blood is much more difficult than cultivating organs. Happily the scientists at the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine were the first to get permission to create blood it by means of stem cells. This technique dramatically decreases the rejection in patients.
One of the most feared diseases of our time, has found its counterpart, the pacemaker for Alzheimer patients. It works through electrical impulses led directly to the affected part of the brain, and it may delay or hinder the development of this fatal disease.
Smoker's excuses to quit snuff are over. US scientists say they have developed a vaccine against smoking, which prevents nicotine from reaching the brain and, thereby, produce pleasure to the smoker. For now it has only been tested in animals, but it is expected to begin human tests soon.
Something that will certainly help detect diseases in time and happily eradicate them completely. Since 1968 this investigation has evolved by leaps and bounds, allowing diagnose brain abnormalities such as tumours, strokes, epilepsy, meningitis, etc...
Although it is not yet entirely possible to cure diabetes through gene therapy, there are important advances that promise a hopeful future. In the Autonomous University of Barcelona, they have already done the first tests which have succeeded in curing this disease in dogs with a single treatment.