This Is astonishingly good news!
more than a minute after reading the article..Im still sitting here basking in its utter genius
I don't have any health insurance right now, since O-bomb-ya-care priced me out of the market. My great hope is to survive for 3 more years without any falls, broken bones, or medical crises (I'm 62) so that at 65 I can get onto Medicare and maybe get a left knee replacement.
Think there will be a 3-D bone-and-cartilege-drawing pen out there in 3 - 5 years?
Think there will be a Medicare?
We’re a the precipice of many wonderful medical breakthroughs, just as we are entering into a third world medical system. I’m sure the elites will be privy to the modern medicine, however.
I had a humeral head fracture a few months ago. (shoulder, displaced.)
The surgery entailed a plate and 12 screws, and I’m told they use a substance described as an epoxy made with cadaver bone powder.
As a professional in this area, color me skeptical. At most this would be a secondary treatment.
Times are changing. Here is one for your ping list.
And when plastic surgeons get this technology you'll see weirdos wanting horns on their forehead, and spurs on their arms. Tatoos won't hold a candle to what people will do with their bodies in the near-future.
This is not the only ground breaking medical technology coming out of Australia, nor is it the most important or near to commercialization. Check out PolyNovo Biomaterials for example. What they are doing with the treatment of serious burns is game changing, and has attracted the interest of the US government. Or Phosphagenics with their abuse resistant transdermal oxymorphone, and topical oxycodone (not central nervous sysyem, does not enter the bloodstream).
Lots of good stuff coming out of the land down under.
“Bones” McCoy would be proud.
I wish they had this thirty years ago.
Will there eventually be sixty five year old pro football players?
Just like Brycreem
A little dab’ll do ya.
.... Of course the first few sentences sum up the genius that is scientific reporting!!! .... All scientists need to do is invent such a device!!! Personally I can't wait until they invent the Magic Wand that can miraculously do anything!!! Yup ..... All they have to do is invent it!! Heck ...... I can't wait (Although logic would dictate that I have to)
Where are they going to get the raw materials. Stem cells from a random person would be promptly rejected. It could work with stem cells from the patient, but it would take time to collect some and then expand them in the lab sufficient for the task. Everyone having sufficient spares frozen away is a SF dream, which may or may not become possible, but certainly won’t become so soon.
One to keep an eye on :-)