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Curious about lasers, nanobots and bionic eyes? Learn how modern medical technologies are extending and improving the lives of humans.

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How will nanobots help cure cancer?

In the future, nanotechnology may allow us to inject nanobots -- or tiny robots -- into our bloodstream to deliver medicines and battle all types of diseases. And one of the most promising medical purposes for nanobots appears to be their potential to treat cancer.


Can humans regrow limbs?

Can humans regrow limbs?

Humans have regrown fingertips, but can we regrow whole limbs? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can we use microbes to fight disease?

Can we use microbes to fight disease?

It's true that some microbes can wreak havoc on your body, but we can use good microbes to fight disease. Learn more on HowStuffWorks. See more »

Will we ever be able to transplant DNA?

Will we ever be able to transplant DNA?

We transplant DNA already in the form of blood transfusions and bone marrow transplants. But just DNA? Learn about DNA transplants at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Will we ever be able to transplant neurons?

Will we ever be able to transplant neurons?

Research proves that transplanted neurons can function like host neurons. Learn whether we will ever be able to transplant neurons at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Will nanobots perform surgery in the future?

Will nanobots perform surgery in the future?

Medical nanobots have been talked about for decades. Will these nanobots perform surgery on us in the future? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Will the Internet of Things change hospital technology?

Will the Internet of Things change hospital technology?

If the Internet of Things does what it promises, hospital technology will change drastically. Learn about the Internet of Things and hospital technology. See more »

What is the future of robotic surgery?

What is the future of robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery involves high-tech bots that allow surgeons to make precise movements. Learn about the future of robotic surgery at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How can a heart power its own pacemaker?

How can a heart power its own pacemaker?

It sure would be handy if your heart could power its own pacemaker. Learn how researchers came up with a self-powered pacemaker. See more »

How Plasma Donation Works

How Plasma Donation Works

There are two types of plasma donations -- the plasma's the same, it's just the method of donation that differs. Find out how plasma donation works. See more »

How 3-D Bioprinting Works

How 3-D Bioprinting Works

Bioprinting is an offshoot of 3-D printing that aims to allow scientists and medical researchers to build an organ. Learn more about bioprinting. See more »