Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could just take a pill and wouldn’t have to do anything else to control and alleviate disease? Technology drives so many solutions to problems but the human body is a difficult place to master, even for technology-enhanced medicine. Many drugs that we take have to enter our bloodstream, then bypass our immune system and finally arrive at a precise location within a targeted cell.
It takes the brightest minds in science, medicine and research to tackle this process and to come up with novel way to develop the drugs of tomorrow. Meet Katie Whitehead. One of Popular Science’s 2015 Brilliant Ten.
In the age of what people are calling, Personalized Healthcare - - science and engineering is being united to provide the right treatment to the right person at the right time. Under the umbrella of Personalized Healthcare people also talk about Personalized Medicine which typically refers specifically to the use of genetics and genomics to help treat and cure disease. What does all of this actually mean today to a person who is trying to prevent, treat or battle a disease?
Spray-on skin, made-to-order muscle and 3-D printed organs aren't just science fiction anymore.
About 120,000 people in the United States are currently waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. Every ten minutes, someone is added to the national transplant waiting list. On average, 22 people die each day while waiting for a transplant.
Regenerative medicine is a game-changing area of medicine with the potential to grow and fully heal damaged tissues and organs, offering solutions and hope for people who have conditions that are currently beyond repair.
There is a myth in this country that aging is an inevitable decline from Vitality to Frailty. It's not true. We can live healthy, active, and joyful lives until our very last days....if we choose to.
We are in charge of our health and well-being. A recent study conducted by a team at Harvard Medical School calculated that 20 to 40 percent of cancer cases and half of cancer deaths could be prevented if people quit smoking, avoided heavy drinking, kept a healthy weight and got just a half hour a day of moderate exercise.
Explore the ways that we can use technology to drive personal change, live more and create a better life.