Welcome to Stem Cells Vision. We intend to bring you the latest news in healthcare and biotechnology. This ranges from advancements in the provision of healthcare, including new surgical techniques to new medicines being developed and licensed.
The team behind Stem Cells Vision is composed of UK based writers and medical professionals.
For many years the BBC’s flagship science programme was Tomorrow’s World, a thirty-minute magazine programme filled with all the amazing innovations, which were occurring in the world of science and technology. Many of them were in the prototype phase and many never came to fruition. Other ideas, which seemed destined to be big at the time, most notably Clive Sinclair’s C5, a battery operated tricycle, disappeared without trace.
Perhaps the most remarkable thing about advancements in science and technology, however, particularly in regards to medicine and healthcare, is the fact that there seem to be more and more occurring and in quicker succession as the years go on. Rather than slowing down, the rate at which improvements and innovations are occurring is speeding up. This is perhaps why a programme like Tomorrow’s World had to be cancelled. Tomorrow’s world is not decades away but is with us within a matter of months or even weeks.
The advancements that have been made in the last century and especially the second half of the last century have revolutionised healthcare. In the nineteenth century scratching yourself on a rusty nail could easily have killed you. Now thanks to Alexander Fleming, the discovery of penicillin and the ready availability of antibiotics, common infections are easily treated and need no longer be life threatening.
There are literally tens of thousands of medications available today to treat a huge range of conditions that did not exist fifty years ago. Indeed, some drugs that we already take for granted such as Viagra have only been on the market for just over a decade.
X-ray machines revolutionised the way that medical practitioners were able to look inside the human body. Now with MRI machines and CAT scans there are even more ways to diagnose, hitherto undiagnosable, conditions.
Tiny cameras and endoscopic devices allow surgeons access to see into the body and to perform operations, which in years gone by would have required massively invasive surgery. More and more of the risks involved in surgical procedures are being reduced - betters anesthetics, drugs which stave off infection or prevent the body from rejecting organs, and instruments which are fit for purpose.
It is an exciting time, and the innovations and improvements do not appear to be letting up. It’s impossible to pick up a newspaper or switch on the television news without seeing something which has been invented or discovered.
At Stem Cell Vision, we aim to provide a one-stop resource for these developments so you will not have to miss out on what is happening in the world of health care and biotechnology.