Future of Medical Science

From curing crippling diseases and eradicating plagues to extending the average lifespan, medicine has undergone numerous changes over the years. At present and in the future, science and technology may be combined to bring about a new world where diseases can be prevented and premature deaths avoided. In the last few months alone, many change shave taken place in the medicine field hence giving hope for those suffering from chronic diseases such as cancer. In the recent past scientists have been working hard to reduce the high cost and the numerous side effects of chemotherapy.

future of medical science

According to the American Cancer Society, these side effects tend to occur due to cancer drugs attacking normal and healthy cells. However, multiple researchers from Ohio State University and University of Science and Technology of China have been designing a capsule that incorporates all the necessary ingredients for treating cancer. Such methods are expected to inspire other fields in medicine. Already, people suffering from River Blindness, which is common in Africa, are benefiting from these breakthroughs. The formation of TOVA (The Onchocerciasis Vaccine for Africa) gives hope for the potential formation of a cure for the disease.

Another disease that is likely to benefit from breakthroughs in manufacturing is the Parkinson’s disease. Due to the degradation of the nervous system, individuals suffering from Parkinson’s disease tend to experience body tremors. While the cure may not exist, scientists and researchers have been trying to make the suffering bearable. With the help of students from Imperial College London, Faii Ong managed to design and produce a prototype of the GyroGlove aimed at helping patients get control of their hands.  While the drug is only in its initial stages, the Parkinson’s community is evidently hopeful that it will ease the suffering.

Obesity, a leading cause of concern in the US, is also bound to benefit from these breakthroughs. Including technology in the weight loss and management process is expected to yield better results.  Currently, Professor Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh from RMIT University is designing the smart nano pill, which has the ability to determine the level of gases in one’s body while determining the likely digestive diseases in the body. Additionally, these breakthroughs will enable organ donors to determine the most suitable recipient and perform the actual transplant within a few days. With such promises for the future of the medicine field, it is inevitable that change is on the way.