It’s easy to get distracted by the negative messages in the news and online. With that in mind, we thought it would be a good idea to share some great medical news you may have missed in 2017-

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A Summary of the Stand Out Innovations:

1. REGENERATING BODY PARTS
5. EARLIER PANCREATIC CANCER DETECTION
7. DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION FOR STROKES
8. 3-D PRINTED SPINAL IMPLANTS
11. NEW DRUG FOR OVARIAN AND BREAST CANCERS
14. DNA EDITS TO ELIMINATE DISEASE
18. AN ANTI-AGING DRUG

The 20 Most Life-Changing Medical Breakthroughs Of 2017

The year’s best innovations for cancer, depression, heart disease, and more.

Original post on Prevention Rochelle Sharpe

Research scientists around the world have been working on new medical treatments that will improve millions of lives. We’ve chosen 20 of the most fascinating and important to showcase here.

1. REGENERATING BODY PARTS

Regenerative medicine—a branch of science working to find ways to regrow or replace damaged tissue and organs—took a huge leap forward in 2017, when Ohio State University researchers announced the development of a new technology called tissue nanotransfection. TNT technology, which is embedded in a tiny chip, can reprogram skin cells to repair organs and blood vessels. With certain kinds of DNA, “we can convert one kind of cell into other types,” says Jim Lee, an Ohio State professor and coleader of the project. The noninvasive procedure involves placing a postage stamp-size chip on the skin and sending a small electric current through it. The process delivers DNA vectors into the body in less than a second. So far,

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