Modern Medical Technology

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

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Can we end aging?

Peter Pan? Besides the fact that he can fly, he never grows up. But in real life, aging is inevitable, no matter how we rage against the dying of the light. Or is it?


Programmable Hair Created With 3-D Printing Breakthrough

Researchers have discovered how to bypass a hurdle in the design, modeling and printing of 3-D hair- and fur-like structures.

Breakthrough in 3-D Bioprinting Gets Us Closer to Organ Donors Being Obsolete

Right now if you need a new organ, you have to wait around until one is available. A new development puts us closer to a future where living tissue can be made to order.

This Sponge-filled Syringe Could Save Your Life

It's not easy to treat a person who's hemorrhaging. Especially if that person isn't near a hospital. A cool, new tool could change the outcome of that scenario.

Tiny Needles With Big Benefits

Goodbye, scary needles! Microneedle patches could ease needle fears and help boost vaccination rates.

Can humans regrow limbs?

Salamanders regrow their tails. Starfish can grow new arms. When is it our turn? Let's take a look at what science has in the works.

Can we use microbes to fight disease?

Microorganisms aren't all bad. Can we fight fire with fire and pit good bacteria against the bad ones? Yes, but maybe not the way you think.

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? That's a different story.

Will we ever be able to transplant neurons?

Soon, we'll all be carrying around little vials of neurons like ibuprofen in our purses. Well. Not SOON soon. But we've definitely made progress in recent years.

Will nanobots perform surgery in the future?

We've been hearing about tiny medical robots for decades. Where is this tiny dream team? Researchers promise these little guys are on the way -- and they might be even cooler than we thought.

Will the Internet of Things change hospital technology?

The Internet of Things is more than a buzzword. If it does what it promises, the health care landscape will look very different -- and so will our relationships with our physicians.