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Old 07-09-2015, 07:55 PM
 
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What do you think future medicine will look like in the next 15 to 20 years from now?

Phage therapy has been proposed as treatment of bacterial infections, though their use for cancer treatment is not as advanced. ! 10 years out.

Lasers and various means of heat treatment are already in use for tumors and cancers and being tested now!!

Handheld ultrasound scanner can be bought, they are not that expensive, anymore. Same about handheld x-ray scanners.

Target drug delivery less side effects from chemotherapy. 10 years out.

nanobots bring chemotherapy drugs to the cancer target or performed surgery operation on clog arteries or heart surgery and other applications like fighting infectious disease so on.




Nanodrug Swarms Use The Human Body's Biocommunications System to Coordinate Their Attack

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The researchers used two types of nanoparticles, which could either signal a message or receive it. The signaling particles flow through the bloodstream and arrive at the tumor site, where they trick the body into believing an injury has occurred (either by emitting heat or binding to certain proteins). This stimulates the natural fibrin-building process. Then the receiving nanoparticles, which carry a payload of cancer drugs, are outfitted with proteins that bind to fibrin. The fibrin acts as a homing beacon, helping the nanoparticles travel to the tumor site. They release the drugs once they get there, delivering a targeted blow to the cancer cells.




The researchers studied this method using mice and found that the communicating nanoparticles delivered 40 times more doxorubicin, a common chemotherapeutic, than a system that could not communicate.
Nanodrug Swarms Use The Human Body's Biocommunications System to Coordinate Their Attack | Popular Science
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Old 07-09-2015, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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You will see major advances in biotech and nanotech that will completely change the medical field in ways most people could not understand today.
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Old 07-10-2015, 03:39 PM
 
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What do you think future medicine will look like?

A luxury only the very rich will be able to afford...
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Old 07-11-2015, 06:28 AM
 
Location: PRC
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The more nano technology stuff they can do, the more it will cost and the more insurance companies will require tests for everything.

The time is coming when the insurers will call the shots by refusing to insure people who have genetic defects or genetically detectable pre-disease. That makes a society split between those in work, those who can afford or be allowed insurance cover and the rest who cannot.

Please dont anyone pretend that insurers will NOT start to discriminate on health grounds and they will make premiums too expensive for second grade citizens. I will give it 10-15 years before we see this.
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Old 07-11-2015, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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The more nano technology stuff they can do, the more it will cost and the more insurance companies will require tests for everything.

The time is coming when the insurers will call the shots by refusing to insure people who have genetic defects or genetically detectable pre-disease. That makes a society split between those in work, those who can afford or be allowed insurance cover and the rest who cannot.

Please dont anyone pretend that insurers will NOT start to discriminate on health grounds and they will make premiums too expensive for second grade citizens. I will give it 10-15 years before we see this.
Like with most information technology it will start out expensive and not very good then drop in price and become better and rather fast.
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Old 07-14-2015, 06:42 PM
 
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The more nano technology stuff they can do, the more it will cost and the more insurance companies will require tests for everything.

The time is coming when the will call the shots by refusing to insure people who have genetic defects or genetically detectable pre-disease. That makes a society split between those in work, those who can afford or be allowed insurance cover and the rest who cannot.

Please dont anyone pretend that insurers will NOT start to discriminate on health grounds and they will make premiums too expensive for second grade citizens. I will give it 10-15 years before we see this.
Health insurance companies can no longer discriminate on pre-existing any more.
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Old 07-14-2015, 07:37 PM
 
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The more nano technology stuff they can do, the more it will cost and the more insurance companies will require tests for everything.

The time is coming when the insurers will call the shots by refusing to insure people who have genetic defects or genetically detectable pre-disease. That makes a society split between those in work, those who can afford or be allowed insurance cover and the rest who cannot.

Please dont anyone pretend that insurers will NOT start to discriminate on health grounds and they will make premiums too expensive for second grade citizens. I will give it 10-15 years before we see this.
The US (and Europe/Canada) is past that now. What you just described was common practice, but then was prohibited a couple of years ago via legislation. I suspect China is different.
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Old 07-15-2015, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Divided Tribes of America
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New Age quacks selling magic karma beans.
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Old 07-16-2015, 05:10 AM
 
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we will discover that--- much like industrial chemistry/engineering---

many apparent solutions only work with expensive/rare/unsustainable elements.

then-- like industrial , we will realize that cheap/abundant materials can be doped/modulated at the nanoscale
to have the same principle effects.


at the end of the day, it all comes down to (hybridized) orbital interactions.


IF* we can cross the ~10 nm limit and have new non-silicon based semiconductors, we will keep pace with Moore's LAW.
if we do so, AI will become a thing (net computing power density)... and AI will solve the problems on its own (out of boredom?)
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Old 07-16-2015, 03:33 PM
 
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we will discover that--- much like industrial chemistry/engineering---

many apparent solutions only work with expensive/rare/unsustainable elements.

then-- like industrial , we will realize that cheap/abundant materials can be doped/modulated at the nanoscale
to have the same principle effects.


at the end of the day, it all comes down to (hybridized) orbital interactions.


IF* we can cross the ~10 nm limit and have new non-silicon based semiconductors, we will keep pace with Moore's LAW.
if we do so, AI will become a thing (net computing power density)... and AI will solve the problems on its own (out of boredom?)
Discover what? What does expensive/rare/unsustainable elements have to do with medicine?
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