Monday, March 31, 2008

The future of biomedicine: virtual humans

Computers and biochips could lead to better drugs, personalized medicine
By Bryn Nelson
Columnist
MSNBC
updated 9:02 a.m. ET March 17, 2008

This is your brain on a chip. This is your liver on a slide. This is your body in a supercomputer. Any questions?


It’s a bit more complicated than that, but recently scientists have provided a sneak preview of the future of biomedicine with a range of projects seeking to assemble virtual humans — or parts of them — on computers and “labs on a chip.” Someday, the descendants of these sophisticated new programs and devices could serve as our stand-ins for clinical tests on drugs, cosmetics and toxic compounds.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23447395/

2 Comments:

Anonymous raju said...

Hi,
Nice and useful post about Biochips, Computers Could Lead to Personalized Medicine, Better Drugs.

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