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Our future in medicine continues to grow exponentially every day
Our future in medicine continues to grow exponentially every day. Scientists are making advancements in heath care as we speak that will help save the lives of hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world.
Let’s now take a look at some of the most fascinating medical advances in medicine and heath care. Our future holds countless opportunities and life changing innovations that will help heal the world. Many of the technologies below are still being developed and are going through vigorous testing.
A leading pioneer in many industries, Google has patented a digital contact lens that helps patients suffering from diabetes. The contact lens would measure blood glucose levels from the patient’s tears. Sensors are placed in between two layers of the contact lens and a tiny hole in the lens allows tears to flow into the sensor, which in turn reads blood sugar levels.
The information gathered by the contact lens is then sent to an app where doctors and the patient can analyze the data. The lens is able to gather detailed information every second, providing a completely comprehensive overview of the patient’s health.
3D printing has already begun to take the world by storm. Printing in the medical and pharmaceutical industry is also slowly but surely underway. We are already beginning to see an increasing number of patients who have lost limbs get prosthetic arms or hands through 3D printing.
Many pioneers in this field believe our world will soon see simple body parts and organs being printed right at a patient’s bedside ready for immediate use.
Even more intriguing is the idea that drugs can one day be printed as well through patented molecules. This ability would re-design the entire pharmaceutical world.
The future of medicine isn’t always easily accepted or understood, and Nanorobots that live in our bloodstream are certainly one that will see ample controversy. Essentially, impossibly small robots could live in our bodies and send alerts to the patient and/or doctor when a sickness, disease, or cancer is about to develop.
These robots would interact with organs and other body systems to measure every single health parameter our body possesses. Once the robot detects an issue it would have the ability to fix the issue before it becomes a more serious issue for the patient.
A new drug called Angiotensin Receptor Neprilysin Inhibitor would help individuals who are at risk for heart failure. Currently, 55,000 people die throughout the world every year due to heart failure.
In a study of 8,000 at-risk patients, the new drug reduced their chances of being hospitalized by 20% compared to more conventional and older drugs (beta blockers and ACE inhibitors). 16% of those patients were less likely to die from heart failure as well. With this new drug, we could see a drastic reduction in the amount of people dying from heart failure and heart failure-related complications.