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Robot Surgeons and 4 Other Medical Advances That Sound Like Sci-Fi

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Modern medicine is wonderful, but even in a world where open-heart surgery and brain-scanning headsets sound almost mundane, some medical advances do truly seem like science fiction. From robot-assisted microsurgery to reanimated organs, here are 5 futuristic advancements that are actually around today.

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Sources:
Robot surgeons:
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-02-robot-microsurgery-human-clinical-trial.html
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-14188-w
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30261104
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3424711/

Exosuits:
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-4422(19)30321-7/fulltext
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GyJBBB8O_M

CRISPR:
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/03/04/811461486/in-a-1st-scientists-use-revolutionary-gene-editing-tool-to-edit-inside-a-patient?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20200304
https://www.broadinstitute.org/what-broad/areas-focus/project-spotlight/crispr-timeline
https://ir.editasmedicine.com/news-releases/news-release-details/allergan-and-editas-medicine-announce-dosing-first-patient
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gtr/genes/80184/
https://journals.lww.com/retinajournal/FullText/2019/10001/Surgical_Technique_for_Subretinal_Gene_Therapy_in.2.aspx

Wound Healing:
https://news.wisc.edu/its-not-a-shock-better-bandage-promotes-powerful-healing/
https://nanoscience.engr.wisc.edu/news.htm
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/01/watch-scientists-use-electricity-herd-skin-cells-sheep
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/jez.1402000310
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2217050-a-hat-that-zaps-the-scalp-with-electricity-helps-reverse-male-balding/
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2013/02/franken-tadpoles-see-eyes-their-backs

Zombie organs:
https://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/data/view-data-reports/national-data/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26313559
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsxLCiDlIp8&feature=youtu.be&t=2476
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/aor.13499

Image Sources:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-14188-w
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Needle_through_hair.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Laproscopic_Surgery_Robot.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Illu_lymph_capillary.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ACDF_oblique_annotated_english.svg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sam_animation-real-muscle.gif
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Human_motor_cortex.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Figure_35_03_04.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ElectroEncephalogram.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Crystal_Structure_of_Cas9_in_Complex_with_Guide_RNA_and_Target_DNA.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Stages_of_CRISPR_immunity.svg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GRNA-Cas9.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nacktmaus_01.jpg
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