BioMedical Technology

By: Hallie Davis

Biomedical Technology shouldn't have a limit.

Biomedical Technology shouldn't have a limit, because it furthers our growth and knowledge in life as well as furthering the ways we can improve and help others such as living longer, curing disease, and getting rid of disabilities.

To cure cancer you need research, to have research and there may be a limit that could be in the way to finding a cure. This could be the breaking or the making of finding a cure for anything. The limits we have is the limits we put on ourselves. To further our research we must have more resources, and be able to test them how we need them. Such as treatments that may be illegal is some country but are effective, this could prevent our growth.

Why should there be a limit?

This is argued by Olivia Estes that stated in her article, "In many cases, the genome could reveal information that could predict a tough or unpleasant future for the unborn child, causing the parent's to make the most challenging decision." Which the determination of what the child will look like or what diseases are most likely to come to this unborn child, are what the parents will have learned, and they will have the decision weather they would have that child or have an abortion and try again. This is a big choice they would have to make and adds a lot of pressure and stress to the parents about the unborn child. But they could do things such as surgery or repair while the child is forming to correct this. Their are other ways to correct these mistakes in the DNA, or the mistakes in the growth of the child. But they could do things such as surgery or repair while the child is forming to correct this. Their are other ways to correct these mistakes in the DNA, or the mistakes in the growth of the child.

How could Biomedical Technology help?

Sue Manning stated in her article,'7 Half-Pound Mutts Become First Test-Tube Puppies in World', that a "Team of veterinarians, scientists and lab workers gathered around a surrogate hound and watched her give birth to seven half-pound puppies, the first dogs ever conceived in a test tube." This shows the advancements in Biomedical Technology, Because if we can clone something bigger like a dog, then we can start or learn to clone limes/organs for people that have them missing or need a replacement. This can help so many people by giving them a chance to have normal lives, by cloning what they need for transplants and surgery's. As an example a hurt war veteran that has lost a limb, can have a transplant although it is hard to do such things it is possible. As an example a hurt war veteran that has lost a limb, can have a transplant although it is hard to do such things it is possible.

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Is there something made inspired by the human body?

Robert Lee Hotz said in his article, 'Man-Made DNA Opens Doors', that, "Researchers for the first time created microbes containing artificial DNA, expanding the universal genetic code that guides life. The advance one day could lead to new antibiotics, vaccines and other medical products not possible with today's bioscience..."'The cells recognized it as natural,'" said chemical biologist Floyd Romesberg..." This is a ground breaking creation inspired by the cells in the body, and it's being used to make cures and help people.

Why shouldn't there be a limit?

In 'Stem Cells Still Unchartered Territory in Sports', written by Will Graves, "At least not in the United States, where medical regulation is more restrictive than elsewhere. To avoid scrutiny from the Food and Drug Administration, stem cell doctors generally perform same-day procedures similar to what Nitkowski received. That's not the case overseas. Clinics in various countries in Europe, Australia and Asia offer far more aggressive therapies. Patients can have stem cells taken out then grown in a laboratory for weeks, producing millions more cells." The European nations can grow stem cells to improve a patients illness, while in the US we cannot do this for a patient and must try other ways that may not be as effective to help the patient.

What is an example of Biomedical Technology?

In an article by Melinda Beck she said, "A new blood test from Personal Genome Diagnostics can detect a specific mutation that predicts whether a pancreatic cancer is likely to respond to treatment." It may not be a cure for cancer, but it can find it early. This shows the uses for Biomedical Technology, as an effective way to help people in whatever their needs may be to help them.

How much progress has Biomedical Technology have?

In the article 'Applauding the 21st Century Cures Initiative' it states, "At this moment, there are 10,000 known diseases, many of them rare, but we only have effective treatments for 500." Here you can see we are only have about a quarter of cures for all known diseases. We aren't that far in research but we are getting there piece by piece, and with more research and time we'll get there.