Medical breakthroughs on the horizon for 2013
Dr. Samadi on new technology
- Duration 3:39
- Date Jan 8, 2013
Dr. Samadi on new technology
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-- that doctor David's -- here is here this morning he's talking with us about new technologies that are coming forward and when he thirteen.
With medical advances and these are fascinating the first one is an MRI that can help diagnose alzheimer's and dementia earlier in life.
Yes -- you know the future than expected is all going to be about technology and we're all excited about this so.
I'll Simon is usually -- arrow there really wants to get to your seventies and eighties the brain may not function as much.
We're talking about -- very focal dementia in the younger population.
Believe it or not there are thirty yours a forty year old Demi just all of a sudden out of the blue start needing to bizarre and repeating -- etc.
and that MRI instead of lumbar puncture which was much more -- Now which he uses special MRI to really look at the -- look at the grey matter and predict exactly what the diagnosis is it's changing the entire field of Lou -- So we can determine -- -- at diagnosis at that time but it can't look at somebody in the future saying.
Forty years from now you may develop dementia or alzheimer's exactly were not that that would -- but it's giving us a lot of information which is not very expensive and it's also not invasive important signal -- -- -- know tell us about that's -- type O negative blood is a universal donor but there may be like a fake blood that could be developed so that everybody can -- -- don't dislike us.
Yet this is just amazing that you know obviously there's a lot of shortage of wealth transfusion there's a risk of HIV and hepatitis when it comes to transfusion.
Now using stem cells we're going to be able to take some of the nuclear out.
And what that means is that we're going to really have.
Almost unlimited number off universal blood transfusion in the future is -- being tested in animals now in 2014.
It's gonna come to all critical trust for human very exciting field in the for the for transfusion.
And also reducing the risk of HIV and hepatitis is kind of does this come from -- -- -- gets -- -- -- so it's not controversial right exactly -- -- -- easier melanoma -- this is fast -- this is actually my favorite one I think this is that much closer to our clinical work as -- -- melanoma is a deadly disease we have over 76000.
People diagnosed with this.
Now did doctors look at that did did lesion on this game they look at -- -- didn't get the border they look at the caller.
-- look at Diane either and they say you know what I'm suspicious we've got to get the by C.
How by this standard that you're gonna put on the -- But just it -- some lights.
It would tell you whether this is a high risk.
Melanoma or not they're amazing technology -- going a biopsy I had so little bit and reduce a lot of lives is not gay person accurate my favorite technology of the day -- -- -- -- that a joint replacement censors what's that this is interesting because orthopedic surgeons doing that knee replacement.
You have to really use their experience to decide what they -- -- -- placed properly or not.
Balance between the soft tissue muscle etc.
ligament now you put this sense there that would really tell them.
How -- position and he will also help them with the recovery afterwards.
So another sensor that's going to help the surges in knee replacement exciting technology as well another sensor automatically dispense medications really you put something in your body and it dispenses medication for you can you imagine look at the size of this is almost like the size of USB -- instead of getting prescription for your doctor.
Now you're gonna get one of -- microchips that already has a medication for chronic disease osteoporosis diabetes are you wearing the exact of -- cell -- Automatically it gives -- the medication and your doctor can really monitor that and adjusted dosage liability of -- different a lot of parents or something you're not I was sure they're gonna take their medication something like that could be a good idea compliance is the key award and that's well said about dilapidated somebody thank you -- -- I -- -- -- your job any time and now I just.