The Medical field has been afire in recent years with advances in treatment coming along at a rapid pace thanks to the success of stem cells and the development of the 3D printer. Scientists have been looking into nearly every area in the hopes of finding the next big cure, their search has even gone reached the levels of deep sea exploration. (reuters) There are secrets beneath the surface of the water which will help us find treatments for many ailments, there is even research into the use of the venom of the sea anemone and the cone snail to treat everything from arthritis to obesity, two things that really hit home with me. (KOMO) Sea urchin and sponges have even been found to have a certain genetic sequence that is used by certain viruses, this could lead to amazing developments in regenerative medicine. (StAndrews/ac/UK) Humans have spent so much time wondering what great things could be found in space and not nearly enough time searching out what mysteries may be uncovered beneath the sea, the findings under the water could very well lead to some of the most impressive medical breakthroughs of all time. The secrets to curing the most deadly illnesses in history could very well be waiting for us just off the coast. (cbsnews)
Mankind has been plagued by disease and illness of innumerable varieties for as long as we’ve been walking the earth, likely even further back to before we evolved into the modern for of homosapien that currently inhabits Earth. Two of the most deadly, and to this point essentially incurable diseases, have evaded a true treatment that would be effective on all people, while it’s seemed as if stem cells could be the next step, the sub-aquatic search could yield yet another option for treatment. (cancer.org) The same genetic code being researched in sea anemone and sponges could possibly lead to a cure for cancer, something that could be amazing for all of humanity, while this step is huge, there is one more devastating disease out there which could be cured by the submarine science exploration. There have been breakthroughs in the world of HIV/AIDS research over the years, including stem cells, although a couple people treated via that method had the virus return after it appeared to have been removed from their system. (bloomberg) There may be another hope on the horizon though, something that could lead to a true cure which could very well eliminate one of the worst illnesses to ever plague the human race. The potential cure was found while scientists were screening the National Cancer Institute’s repository when they stumbled across a new protein created by a feathery coral found off the coast of Australia. (iflscience) There are so many wonderful things around us on an everyday basis, from the stars in the sky and now to the creatures under the sea, our planet is quite the amazing place. This is such a great time to be alive, and there appear to be so many different things on the horizon, everyday there seems to be another breakthrough. (Discovery) While eternal life may never be truly be possible, with everything being found in the scientific and medical fields, the potential is certainly there.