HOW COMPUTERS SERVE AS PSEUDO-DOCTORS FOR DRUG IDENTIFICATION
- October 11, 2018
Technology always seems to be evolving each time we turn around, doesn’t it? It seems like only yesterday we were fidgeting with VHS tapes and dial-up. Now computers can literally fit into the palms of our hands and guide us through traffic, weather, and the hectic work week. With the tech boom in recent years, doctors are also putting upgraded machines to the ultimate test: identifying potentially addictive chemicals in drugs. In fact, some researchers are positive that machines could help us identify problems at the core of the Opioid Crisis, an issue that is stretching across the world at an unprecedented rate. Let’s take a closer look at this bond between man and machine and see what makes it so effective.
As part of this technology boom, doctors have used computers to make incredible discoveries about medications that we humans have never uncovered before. For example, technology could open the bridges for curing cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. At the same time, computers can also craft formulas for medication that are not potentially addictive. In other words, doctors may possess the correct technology to identify opioids that will help rather than potentially harm a person.
An Option for Opioids
Simply put, opioids may help numb nasty or excruciating chronic pain, but, in the long run, these drugs can be potentially addictive. Recently, though one computer served as a pseudo-doctor by aiding human doctors develop an alternative to these dangerous substances. In the end, scientists are positive they can use technology to create better synthetics that will get the job done without triggering illnesses like addiction or substance abuse.
High and Mighty
Even more interesting, an additional study demonstrated how devices can detect chemical responses to drugs in the human brain. As part of the experiment, researchers used computers to create a 3D map of a brain and view how neural pathways and receptors respond to marijuana. Above all else, this proves that the technology boom helps doctors detect problems more efficiently and discover alternatives for addictive prescription medications.
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