Each type of cancer is different and requires a different kind of treatment. For lung cancer, it looks like a new technique could simply freeze the tumors dead instead of lung removal or whatever other brutal techniques are used to carve the growth out.
There have been huge leaps in HIV research in just the last couple years and one new technique for killing the virus is made from bee venom. Researchers have made nanoparticles, laced them with bee poison and unleashed them like a biblical plague on HIV to pretty good effect.
When Andrew Wardle was born, he was born with an ectopic bladder, meaning his bladder was on the outside of his body. His bladder was put back where it should be, but he still had balls and no dick. Thanks to modern medicine, doctors were able to build him a new dong using skin and blood vessels and nerves from his arm.
Cocaine addiction is a powerful thing and it’s very difficult to get rid of. Now, through the power of
science lasers and magnets, doctors will soon be able to simply “turn off” the part of one’s brain that’s fiending for coke.
HIV treatment drug cocktails have become very effective in controllling the spread of severity of the disease in the body, but a new study has shown that with quick diagnosis and treatment, some patients are functionally cured of HIV after just a few years. This means that while the virus isn’t completely eliminated from one’s body, its levels remain low enough that there isn’t a need for further drug treatment.
Printing replacement pieces of skull for surgery was one of the first practical applications of 3D printing, and now the FDA has approved a technique that could print up to 75% of your skull, if you happen to lose that much of it.
There have been a number of huge, groundbreaking advances in the treatment of HIV in the past few years, and this weekend, scientists announced they’ve cured a child of the disease for the first time ever.
For medicine, stem cells are better than any other riches in the world. The cell type has the potential to become almost any other cell type in the body, making them endlessly useful. The problem is that the easiest place to get stem cells is from fetuses, but there’s a lot of people that don’t like that idea, forcing scientists to come up with alternatives. One solution is just to print them up yourself in a biological 3D printer.
A seven year old girl and her doctors were able to completely beat leukemia with an unlikely ally— the HIV virus. In a last ditch effort to save the girl’s life, doctors injected her with a disabled version of the HIV virus that allowed her body to sort of reprogram itself to fight cancer cells. And it worked.
Scanadu is the tricorder of the future that lets you monitor your own biological systems on a daily basis
In the future, while doctors will always be necessary, we may have the option of using a Star Trek tricorder-like device to constantly monitor our vital signs and signs of health, with the information going to your smartphone. High blood pressure? Heart rate? Anxiety? All on your phone. THE FUTURE.