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Technological Advances in the Medical Laboratory

3 MAR 2014

The technology that’s being developed in medical labs these days is hard to keep up to date with. Just like most technology in the world, it’s advancing insanely rapidly, and at a pace that’s hard to keep track of. We have scientists working on the most cutting edge medical technology they can, never resting and continually trying to innovate and improve. It’s resulted in some amazing advancements lately, and some that are bound to be game-changers for humanity. One of the most exciting advancements is the ability to create artificial replicas of human cells, meaning that we’re one step closer to being able to develop properly working and implementable artificial limbs, organs and tissues. It’s pretty mindblowing stuff, and you can check out this blog post by the National Academy of Health and Business for more information on that, and a whole slew of other technological advancements in the medical laboratory.

Artificial Cells Mimicking Real Cells

We’ve been on the path to creating artificial organs and life support systems for decades now, with pacemakers being a great example. However, scientists have been making great strides in developing artificial cells that can mimic the effects of real cells found within the human body. These cells are created with tiny, synthetic gel material and are extremely useful for healing wounds and guarding against bacteria. This is the first big step on a road that will hopefully see us able to create blood cells, brain cells and many other components of the human body.”