With every passing year, hundreds of inventions in medical technology have been made to ensure best possible results of chronic diseases. Various innovations are in the ready-to-go process while others are still in development phase. Recent studies reveal the fact that these discoveries will have a dramatic impact on the health over next decades. The latest research in the medical science is setting a stage for greater leaps for the coming years. The astonishing researches have been made on HIV and are still working on it.
Bee venom nanoparticles attack HIV:
A toxin separated from the sting of a venom bee can poke a hole in the hard coating of HIV. With the special bumper, when it is attached to nanoparticles, the toxin melittin without getting intact with healthy cells can kill the virus. According to Washington University researchers, the bee venom nanoparticles with vaginal cream can serve as a cheap process of minimizing the risk of infection.
HIV treats genetic disorders:
Hiv highly effective mechanism are used in treating genetic disorders in children. After gathering stem cells from the bone marrow of children, researchers induce HIV into children cells. The modified cells are then further re-injected into young patients. So far, researchers cure six children safely with life-threatening conditions.
Paper test detects pancreatic cancer:
An inexpensive and rapid test is created to detect pancreatic cancer. The test uses carbon nanotubes –fortified with an antibody that reacts to mesothelin protein; that is found people’s blood having pancreatic cancer. This paper sensor strip is of only three cents, and its result is 90 % accurate. This remarkable innovation in the medical science is appreciated all over the world as this test is affordable for poor people as well.
3D Printed Biological Materials:
Widespread uses of 3D printers have been observed worldwide, but its magnificent usage in medical field stunned everyone. Here I am going to mention few impacts of 3D printers on healthcare in future.
- Embryonic stem cells:
These cells have successfully been printed in a lab and could be use one day to create tissue that assist in the growth of new organs and aid is testing drugs.
- Replacing cartilage and bone:
3D printers enable scientists to create stem cells that will eventually develop into bone or cartilage in long terms.
There are numerous other advantages of 3D printers that help people to fight against life-threatening diseases.