The Bionic Stepping Stone

BusinessWeek posts an article on the use of bionics and hybrid cellular-electronic apparatus (such as advanced machines that help patients survive liver failure until a donor can be found). This field of endeavor is producing some real success stories, both as a stepping stone to real regenerative medicine and as a source of therapies for serious illness or damage to the human body. Regaining lost capabilities and preventing deaths due to organ failure are amazing advances indeed, and all a part of the larger medical advance towards enabling longer, healthier lives.

Link: http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/03_34/b3846628.htm

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