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Originally posted by Elsenorpompom
All that being said, while patients do have to take some responsibility before they go into surgery, it is also important to remmeber that surgeons will and do make mistakes, sometimes that means whomevers on the table dies. They will do and say whatever they have to/can to save thier own arses and carreers. Greed is the ULTIMATE motivator
Originally posted by D4rk Kn1ght
Change your life style, before it ends your life full stop.
Once tissue is dying / diseased, no amount of clever nano this nano thats gonna help you out - You will need to open up and let in the man with the hands so to speak. The surgeon.
Scientists visiting Harvard this month gave an audience of 180 a glimpse into the future of medicine - a world of implantable arteries, "bioartificial" organs, and replacement cells for failing hearts. ...Tissue engineering is a fast-moving interdisciplinary pursuit that combines medicine, cell biology, materials science, and nanotechnology. It promises to transform acute and chronic care and create a brave new world of engineered cells, microscopic drug delivery systems, implanted medical devices, and replacement organs.
Cutting-edge technology is emerging, he said, in engineered gene networks and cell networks - along with a few "bench-to-bedside" applications. "We're talking about products now," said Parker.
(For example) ...a biological pacemaker involves isolating a pacemaker gene found in the heart (HCN2), boosting its expression in heart cells grown from bone marrow, then injecting it into the left ventricle of the heart.
From the developing world:
Stem cell therapy can help cut down progression of cardiac disease to heart failure or treat existing heart failure, while up to 90 per cent success rate in stem cell surgery for cardiac patients has been recorded in “a very specific patient population”, latest research reveals.
Stem cell therapy helps the human body repair itself by utilising the stem cells, which are still at an early stage of development, and implanting them in other areas of the body in order to aid the body repair itself. Used in cardiac surgery, stem cells are directly injected into the heart muscle with a needle.
“There are many possible reasons why they work, from creating new muscle or blood vessels, recruiting other cells or growth factors, or fusion with weakened cells making them stronger,” observes Patel. He feels the use of stem cells and tissue engineering can help India create an effective and efficient healthcare system for the future.
"Tissue engineering is very, very attractive because you can manufacture the valve exactly as you want to," said Dr. Valentin Fuster, director of the Cardiovascular Institute at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, president of the World Heart Federation, and past president of the American Heart Association.
Pitt Engineers Receive National Honors
Sacks' research focuses on quantifying and modeling the structure-mechanical properties of native and engineered soft tissues, particularly tissues of the cardiovascular and urological systems. Sacks directs the Engineered Tissue Mechanics Laboratory, and his team has concentrated on the mechanical behavior and function of heart valves and scaffold design, including the development of stress-strain models for these native and engineered tissues using a structural approach.
At Rensselaer, faculty and students in diverse academic and research disciplines are collaborating at the intersection of the life sciences, the physical sciences, and engineering to encourage discovery and innovation. Rensselaer's four biotechnology research constellations -- biocatalysis and metabolic engineering, functional tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, biocomputation and bioinformatics, and integrative systems biology -- engage a multidisciplinary mix of faculty and students focused on the application of engineering and physical and information sciences to the life sciences.
Originally posted by marg6043
No wonder so many groups are against of it, if this treatments have positive results it can become a problem with the big pharmaceutical empire and their profits from alternative treatment.