With the fast pace of today’s technological advancements, you’re likely to see several medical breakthroughs in your lifetime. In the past, medical discoveries happened about once every century. Today, of course, is different. New treatments and medical techniques are coming out every day. From growing organs for transplant patients to reducing the risk of heart attacks, we’re so close to several medical breakthroughs that’ll forever alter human history. Ready to see which treatments are around the corner? Here are 25 Mind-Blowing Medical breakthroughs You Might Just See In Your Lifetime.
Imagine being in any country’s hospital and not having to worry about a language barrier. That’s the beauty of the universal language translator. Tech companies are already actively working on this technology with an earpiece that sits in your ear and syncs up with your smartphone translator, but eventually, it could become much more sophisticated.
While we do have antiretroviral therapy, researchers are still keen to effectively cure HIV for good. In fact, they’re hopeful the latest research will get them there before 2020. From immunotherapy to gene therapy, future technologies will likely give us that cure.
While current surgery methods save many lives, it’s still invasive and requires months of healing. Ultrasound surgery would change all of that. Right now the technology already exists, but it’s rare and in its early stages. One day, we might have the ability to perform more non-invasive surgeries for a number of diseases.
If you’re not a fan of needles and hate getting your vaccine shots, one day you might not have to deal with them at all. Researchers have already developed a patch with micro-needles that would inject the vaccine. It’s painless, and many think it’ll likely replace needle injections.
With smartphones, at-home diagnostics is more common than ever, and it’s only just getting started. A company called Mammoth Biosciences is developing a medical kit to find and diagnose potential problems, diseases, or traits in your body. They think it’ll be like a “Dr. Google” to map your DNA and be able to search for issues.