Curious about lasers, nanobots and bionic eyes? Learn how modern medical technologies are extending and improving the lives of humans.
And that's huge, because they'll be more accessible AND affordable.
We have mRNA technology to thank for remarkably successful COVID-19 vaccines. Can that same mRNA technology be used to help prevent or even eradicate other diseases as well?
Since the COVID-19 outbreak has people self-quarantining as much as possible, telemedicine has become a big alternative. But if you've never done it before, what can you expect?
By Alia Hoyt
A ventilator is a machine that helps a person breathe by blowing oxygen into the lungs and removing carbon dioxide out of the lungs. They're a critical piece of equipment for coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Machine learning, or artificial intelligence, might just save us from bacterial infections in the future.
The study, led by Boston Children's Hospital, was successful at getting mice with spinal cord injuries to walk again.
Scientists hope to grow transplant organs from patients' own stem cells, but success may still be a long way off.
Spermbots, originally designed to help lethargic human sperm fertilize eggs, also may be used to deliver chemotherapy to fight cervical cancer.
Researchers have discovered how to bypass a hurdle in the design, modeling and printing of 3-D hair- and fur-like structures.
Robotic surgery doesn't mean Rosie from "The Jetsons" is going to get it. Instead, these high-tech bots let surgeons make the tiniest, most precise movements to limit tissue damage. But even now, researchers are dreaming up better robot inventions.
Future Victor Frankensteins won't have to become grave robbers to obtain body parts. Instead, we're betting they'll take advantage of a rapidly developing technology known as bioprinting. What do you know about this crazy offshoot of 3-D printing?
By William Harris
Now, doctors can replace every part of the human body, from skin and bones to organs, hands and faces. It's no longer science fiction to imagine that we could slowly replace our organs as they wear out. But surely there are limits?