Medical science breakthroughs are the ones that affect our lives to a great extent. They are the ones we are more concerned about and keep praying for more and more miraculous breakthroughs in the medical field. In short, they are sometimes the life saviors for us and our close ones. The year 2017 was a very successful year in terms of medical breakthroughs.
Here is a list of the top 10 medical science breakthroughs which are sure to bring a huge change in our lives in the near future.
1. Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases using microbiomes
2017 saw Biotech companies using the capability of the microbiome to avert hazardous microbe imbalance.
2. Introduction of drugs for diabetes that would decrease heart diseases
Diabetes patients have a huge risk of cardiovascular diseases, this new breakthrough would be a boon to people suffering from Type 2 diabetes.
3. Treatment of leukaemia and lymphomas trough cellular immunotherapy
In chimeric antigen receptor, T-cell therapies patient’s immune system T-cells are detached and natively reprogrammed to rescind tumour cells.
4. Liquid biopsies to spot tumours
Liquid biopsies can detect cell-free flowing tumour DNA (ctDNA), present in the bloodstream.
5. Treatment of depression with Ketamine
Ketamine was found to be capable of treating depression, this breakthrough is going to put an end to thousands of suicides that take place every year.
6. Use of augmented reality and 3D visualization for surgery
Augmented reality and 3D visualization will provide more precise visuals for better and effective surgeries.
7. Self-administered HPV Test
Self-administered HPV test is going to be a great development in the prevention of cervical cancer.
8. Bio-absorbable stents
These stents are made to dissolve in the bloodstream after some time thus avoiding complications, like blood clots.
9. Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR)
It will promote secure and competent patient data sharing among various healthcare providers.
10. Synthetic blood
Synthetic blood was made from stem cells. The successful implantation of this technology can avoid hundreds of deaths.