Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Innovations That Will Change Our World

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A world where food is plentiful and drugs are personalized may not be as far off as it seems.

By 2025, far fewer elderly will suffer from dementia as our understanding of genetic factors improves.

By 2025, solar power could be the world's largest single source of energy.
Floating garbage patches? Not in the future. The report expects packaging made from plant-derived cellulose to dominate by 2025.

By 2025, we'll have sophisticated personalized medicine.

Kids born in 2025 will be tested at the DNA level, and not just once or twice, but continually using nano-probes inserted in the body.  

Kids of the future might not need daily insulin shots. Type 1 diabetes might one day be preventable.

Beam me up, Scotty? Not quite. But the report says research into teleportation will be underway.

Although change is occuring, for better or worse mandated by the Affordable Care Act, how will our health system prepare for rapid changes, increased testing, and new treatments that may be more expensive. These issues must be dealt with now.  There is nothing in the law which accomodates clinical research. R&D expense must be integrated with clinical care through new mechanisms.

Are we ready ? 

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