How ‘Ninja Polymers’ Are Fighting Killer Superbugs
April 18, 2018
(BBC) – With advances in stem cell research and nanotechnology helping us fight illnesses from heart disease to superbugs, is the fusion of biology and technology speeding us towards a sci-fi future – part human, part synthetic? In Ridley Scott’s seminal blockbuster Blade Runner, humanity has harnessed bio-engineering to create a race of replicants that look, act and sound human – but are made entirely from synthetic material. We may be far from realising that sci-fi future, but synthetics are beginning to have a profound effect on medicine.