Medical advances in the last 10 years
Medical science has been advancing at an accelerating rate over the past few decades. We are now in a time where we can finally see the fruits of medical science as well as the advancements that will come in the future.
Countless professions benefit from these advances, and it is important to stay up to date. For example, the RN to MSN bridge programs offered by Wilkes University do not only teach students the latest developments, but they also support them in creating awareness of ongoing education throughout their career.
The advancement of medical science has not just been happening in one field. It’s been happening across many fields, such as genetics, surgery and drug development. Medical advances have led to more accurate diagnoses and more effective treatments for diseases and injuries.
What are the latest new drugs for treating conditions like cancer?
The latest drugs for treating conditions like cancer are being developed to target specific types of cancers. They have been designed to work in a different way than traditional chemotherapies, which often have severe side effects and can lead to infertility.
Many companies are developing these new types of medications that will hopefully be more effective and less harmful than chemotherapy.
How does genome sequencing impact medicine today?
The ability to sequence genomes has made leaps and bounds in the past few decades. Sequencing a genome is not just about reading the DNA code, but also about understanding how it is read by the body. It is estimated that up to 80% of all medications have side effects because they interact with proteins that depend on DNA, which is why this technology has had such a profound effect on medicine.
Smart Nursing Beds improve quality of treatment
The Smart Nursing Bed by NURSEMAT is a software-based system for managing patient care, which includes the use of a bedside touchscreen. It can be used in hospitals, long-term care facilities and at home. The bed has had success in various clinical trials and was named as one of the top 10 medical innovations for 2018 by TIME Magazine.
The Smart Nursing Bed is designed to help nurses with their daily tasks. The bed features an integrated touchscreen that allows nurses to access all their patients’ health records on the screen. This saves time and prevents errors when entering data manually into multiple systems. The bed also uses sensors to monitor the patient’s vitals and automatically adjusts its position based on the person’s needs.
New treatments for Graft vs Host disease
Graft vs Host disease is a condition that occurs when the transplanted cells of the donor tissue attack and destroy the tissues of the recipient. There are several treatments for this condition, but the success rate is limited.
Scientists from Stanford University have developed a new treatment for Graft vs Host disease. This treatment is based on a “dual-antibody” system that prevents transplant rejection by targeting two different cell-surface proteins on donor and recipient cells. This technique has shown promising results in mice experiments, with an 80% survival rate among treated animals and no evidence of graft rejection after 12 months.
Other recent innovations include plasmid manufacturing, mRNA technology and new forms of telemedicine.