New Genetic Approaches to Fighting Superbugs
There have been records on the risk of exposure to very powerful superbugs in nursing homes and hospitals in recent times. A “superbug” is a resilient bacteria that can weather down exposure to antibiotics, making it quite hard to eliminate. Scientists have been working on ways they can decode the DNA of such superbugs, something that will be instrumental in developing new treatments and protocol to mitigate the spread of drug-proof diseases. This will also lead to more natural and faster ways of discovering these bugs, ensuring that patients are protected from the range of drug-resistant bacteria like MRSA, Streptococcus pneumonia, and C-diff.
Tiny Robots and AI
Robots have played a huge role in transforming how medicine and medical treatments are administered. Apart from surgery-performing robots that are remotely controlled by medically trained physicians, there are highly precise and artificially intelligent machines with the capability of allowing surgeries with incredibly smaller incisions. This serves to reduce the chances of infection, recovery time, as well as damage to the tissue surrounding the treatment area. Furthermore, even tinier robots are being introduced inside people’s bodies where they can make highly specific and targeted medicinal deliveries to the affected regions.
Scannable Food Information
There is no denying that recent times have seen a significant paradigm shift in societal dining. People are today gravitating away from the less healthy processed foods to more robust and wholesome choices. With the steep rise in lifestyle diseases, people are beginning to accept that only nutritious meals will help them live healthier lifestyles and keep these ailments at bay. However, it’s not easy to keep track of the nutrition provided by different groceries you buy or if at all they contain gut-destroying lactose or gluten. Thanks to new health research, food scanners have proven to be a vital breakthrough in ensuring that people are living longer. As we speak, organizations such as Target and others have apps that can scan your fruits and vegetables, delivering nutritional information instantly. This technology will ensure that we can scan the foods we are about to eat and determine whether they are safe for us or possibly toxic to our bodies.