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Blood Factory

Blood is so important to our survival, that the epithet "blood" came to refer to the need. Excessive loss of blood means that life may be interrupted, so blood transfusion has become an important medical tool. However, there are two main problems associated with blood transfusion. First, the blood must sacrifice other people, which means that the deficit is always the case. Secondly, we all have different blood groups and transfusion of the wrong type of blood will lead to attack the immune system and the development of the terrible complications.

Science has managed to solve both of these problems by making the red blood cells of the universal O-type (which can be transferred to anyone without complications). The first such blood was manufactured in the laboratory, and it may lead to the end and the beginning donor transfusions industrial production levels.

Growing body parts

There are several common themes in science fiction, some of which are quite plausible. When we see interstellar travel, alien life, food tablets, we can imagine the potential impact on human life. But some things seem to us mad - such as growing body parts in the lab. Such bodies do not just look anatomically correct, but also work well. What we did on this ground? Well, have been successfully transplanted vagina and nostrils.

We wrote about how the first time in the history of a woman who was born without a vagina - or vagina which was incomplete - transplanted lab-grown counterpart. Watched the woman for eight years before scientists were able to ascertain success. During this time the woman and her new body functioned perfectly normal, without adverse side effects. Patients who have lost part of their noses because of skin cancer, also got new noses grown from cells of their skin.

treatment of paralysis

Spinal cord injuries are among the most devastating injuries a person surviving does not guarantee yourself a full recovery. The spinal cord transmits information to every part of the body, so this area of ​​injury almost always lead to paralysis, complete or partial. People are limited in movements for life, not to mention the pain.

Groundbreaking research on the role of electrical impulses in the nervous tissue of the spine have enabled scientists to move back to people who would remain paralyzed for life. Patients in the study were able to move the previously paralyzed parts of the body after exposure to electrical impulses to the spinal cord. In combination with traditional physical therapy results were even more interesting. One hundred thoUSAnd people who do not have the ability to walk again can put one foot on the ground alone.

treatment of the aging process

Following in the footsteps of his contemporaries, caring for the skin, and fashion trends, a group of scientists discovered a chemical in the blood of young people, which may have a significant effect on the body in old age. It was not a fleeting one study - three separate groups came to the same conclusions in experiments with mice. The study found that young blood transfusion reverses age-associated memory impairment, learning disabilities, brain function, muscle strength and endUrance.

Two of the groups even claimed that identified one chemical that was responsible for the effect of age reversal. Because the study was conducted on mice, it remains unclear whether the results are identical to humans, but scientists believe it will. Clinical trials will begin in a few years and could potentially pave the way for these injections from aging.

Herbal control of the next generation

No matter how far we've come as a people, incredible forgetfulness and laziness elementary accompany us constantly. Drugs have become an extremely important part of the health of many people, and for some to forget to take medications can mean deadly. However, with the development, which for some may seem incredible, but for others intimidating, and appears an electronic system that will monitor the drug intake in your performance. Tiny sensors and beacons prompt you when you need to take a pill and you will know that never miss one.

If continuous monitoring you do not like, there are other pluses. The system simply can monitor the body's response to certain drugs, giving you and your doctor information about how your body reacts, if something goes wrong.

New Heart

Heart and his well-being - is the key to a long and eventful life. The main cause of death in many countries around the world - is heart disease, not AIDS or cancer. Every few seconds from heart disease kills one person in the world.

Nevertheless, scientists have recently transplanted genetically modified pig heart baboon, and it worked well during the year. This study has breathed in the medical world the hope that one day the animals will be able to provide an infinite number of hearts and other organs, significantly increasing their lifespan.

Reduction of disability caused by stroke

Strokes - it's awful and often deadly. In cases where they do not kill, they can leave a person unable to perform even simple actions significantly affecting the quality of life. Independence and autonomy almost always end, and people can not control their body as before. Previously, such people are not much doctors could help. But now scientists are using the revolutionary new procedure for the treatment of disorders such terrible.

Introducing stem cells into the brain of patients, the researchers were able to regain the ability to move the limbs and perform tasks that were previously impossible. People involved in the experiment, see it as a hopeful sign for stroke victims.

Print new heart

We have become accustomed to the importance of maintaining the heart and caring attitude towards it, is just as important for us to transplant organs to sustain human life. Special breakthrough in this field occurred with the development of 3D-printing. Some in the industry suggest that the first Bion heart will be printed in the next ten years. A group of scientists from the University of Louisiana has already taken significant steps towards the fulfillment of this prediction.

Using fat cells and collagen, the team was able to print the working components of the human heart. They use the analogy with the plane - a complex machine made by parts, and then going - to explain why they just can not take and print the entire heart, and why it should be collected in installments. But with the possibility of a partial print ten years look very reasonable time.

Bionic hand

Since the first cyborgs appeared in science fiction, scientists are looking for a way to create a bionic body parts. This would immeasurably improve the lives of amputees, and every bit of research brings us closer to understanding the complex system of communication between our brain and our muscles. And it seems that all these efforts finally began to bear fruit. DEKA - controlled pulses brain prosthetic arm - this is no ordinary addition, it is a miracle.

Invented by the same man who invented the Segway, the hand can perform such delicate and graceful action as buttoned jacket, keep an egg without crushing it, the key to unlock the door, and much more with what people sometimes can not cope with ordinary workers hands. Bionic Hand is also easily adaptable, that is suitable for people whose hands are amputated at the shoulder, at the elbow or at the wrist.


There are science fiction is one word that is not very fond of scientists. This suspended animation. Leading surgeons prefer to call it "emergency preservation and resuscitation," though they acknowledge that it was suspending life. Not so long ago we wrote about the resolution of the first clinical trials of suspended animation. The patient's blood is replaced with a cold saline solution, that causes a kind of hypothermia, slowing the entire cellular activity twice. Surgeons get more time to correct the problem. In theory, this procedure can not save a single life. According to the inventor art Peter Rea, patients do not have to live in the course of this procedure, but they will not die.

In 2000 Rea demonstrated this technique in pigs, and it worked. Pigs suffered from massive hemorrhage, and then enter them into suspended animation and "back to life". In most cases, their hearts began to beat again, and cognitive or physical functions are not affected. 



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