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.
Robot Medical Doctors
Artificial Intelligence in hospitals is already here, and it’ll only continue to get more advanced and personal. In the future, you’ll likely talk more to a computer to diagnose your problem than an actual human. AI systems will also be able to scan and diagnose your body at a much higher rate of accuracy than a human doctor.
With wearables like Fitbit and Apple Watch, its become common for people to track their heart rate, steps, and calories burned. However, one day, we could have sensors monitoring every aspect of our bodies as a health preventative method.
Technically, growing organs is already a medical breakthrough. Researchers have been growing human organs inside animals before transplanting them to patients. Eventually, with future technologies, growing organs could be commonplace and made to order.
Scientists believe treatments for common causes of blindness will be available in five years. Using stem cell therapy, doctors have already given patients back their sight enough to be able to read. It’s a rare treatment now, but they think it’ll become very common in the coming years.
One day, paralysis may be a thing of the past. Recently, the FDA approved the pilot testing of a new spinal cord procedure that could cure paralysis for thousands of people. Called Neuro-Spinal Scaffold, it’s applied at the injury spot and provides support while also helping the healing process.