Medicine doesn’t just mean prescribing pills or scheduling patients for chemotherapy anymore. Modern doctors have turned to bio-hacking the human body to make it do things prior generations of medical researchers never thought possible. Here are some of the ways science has changed the whole idea of what it means to treat and cure diseases or injuries.
1. Using Computers to Combat Spinal Cord Injuries
Implanted electrodes in a paralyzed man’s brain and muscles let him regain control over limbs he hadn’t been able to use for 8 years. The technology, which was developed by Case Western Reserve University scientists, took over a decade to perfect.