You probably heard of the self-driving car, the 3D television, or smart watch, but what about a potential cure for HIV? Although not as publicized as trending topics, there have been many amazing medical breakthroughs over the past 3 year. Here are our top 3 medical breakthroughs:
A Newborn Is Cured of HIV
A Mississippi newborn was cured of HIV.
Cancer Spit Test
About 2 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer every year. Up until recently, a person could have cancer and not know it. It could take months, or years, to exert diagnosable symptoms. Biopsies, CAT scans, and/or a MRI test for cancer. However, what if you could detect cancer instantly through saliva? Researchers at UCLA of California have designed a medical instrument that can detect oral cancer from a single drop of saliva as cancer cell proteins react with particular dyes on the sensor.
It is amazing to see how far medicine has come in the last three years. With the advancements of AI enabled technology we should be seeing numerous more in the coming years. Just like tuberculosis in the 1900’s, some of the biggest threats of our time may soon be extinct relics. For more information on another of our favorite medical breakthroughs, check out all the possibilities surrounding umbilical cord blood.