Everyone battles #covid and other diseases. Some of us need to save or take a vacation. We all need good news.
Progress Anti-Covid Medical Tourists to Mexico May Try: viruses
Early #detection of covid both lets infected people beat it fast with less illness. Also, it diminishes the virus’s spread. One test for covid is based on paper. Another uses CRISPR, take minutes, and uses a smartphone to read out results.
Since covid attacks lungs, some infected need help breathing. One #ventilator is CroResp based on a snorkel mask. Another converts a CPAP machine. A third was a breast pump. Thankfully, a shortage of ventilators didn’t come to pass in most places.
Other breakthroughs battle other diseases.
Progress Anti-Covid Medical Tourists to Mexico May Try: strokes, cancer
Reducing #plaques lowers the chance that any will pop-off, causing #strokes. A #nanoparticle in the shape of a tube targets cells of the #immune system. It carries a drug that triggers white blood cells to catch and digest dead cells that become plaque.
To detect cancer, several new tiny devices traverse the #colon. One like a tank videotapes polyps and performs a biopsy. Others like robots follow magnets to deliver drugs. The European Union cleared FujiFilm’s CadEye. It takes and analyzes images to spot any suspect lesions.
Progress Anti-Covid Medical Tourists to Mexico May Try: cell-control
The new #vaccines should be called something else. The injection does not consist of a natural lethal virus but a man-made replica of the virus’s surface. It triggers our cells to clone the invader. The clones trigger the immune system to create antibodies. If you get the virus, your body is prepared.
Progress Vs Virus, Bacteria, & Bad Hearts, Note Travelers: covid
Neil #Gershenfeld directs #MIT’s #Center for Bits and Atoms. He teaches one of the most popular classes, “#How to Make Almost Anything”. One of his students used to run all the computers at Twitter. Another built and runs all the computers at Facebook.
During covid, one of the groups he assembled showed #ventilators are not panaceas. Instead, we must intervene long before ventilating. The world’s full of great people, but traditional pathways limit them. We need new organizations to utilize them. Conventional medicine follows regulation and rules. However, better results come from #soft power and many players #opting in.
Progress Vs Virus, Bacteria, & Bad Hearts, Note Travelers: antibiotics
Progress Vs Virus, Bacteria, & Bad Hearts, Note Travelers: heart-patch
Pacemakers consist of rigid components that do not blend well with moving heart muscle. A new device is the first that’s rubbery and compatible with heart tissue. It won’t damage the heart muscle as it beats. It tightly covers a broad surface of the heart. This #patch accurately measures temperature, strain, and electrophysiological activity. The patch even administers treatments, such as heart pacing and thermal ablation. Amazingly, it harvests power directly from the beating of the heart.