A New Era for Cyborg Science Is Emerging: The Promise of Cyborganic Beings

Gorka Orive, Nayere Taebnia, Alireza Dolatshahi-Pirouz*

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Abstract

Living flesh, hacked beyond known biological borders, and sophisticated machineries, made by humans, are currently being united to address some of the impending challenges in medicine. Imagine biological systems made from smart biomaterials with the capacity to operate like smart machines to regulate insulin production in diabetic patients, or cardiac patches that can monitor and release important biological factors, on demand, to optimize the mending of broken hearts. It sounds like something from the realm of science fiction; however, this big gap between the real world and the world of fantasy and fiction is slowly being bridged. This piece sheds a much-needed light on this emerging area, as this futuristic concept is gaining momentum, at a speed, that soon will ignite a paradigm shift in disease management and the healthcare sector as an entirety.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere1901023
JournalAdvanced Healthcare Materials
Volume9
Issue number1
ISSN2192-2640
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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