Haley Mills (LFAS)

Artificial Organ Presentation

Haley Mills (LFAS)
Here is the link to my artificial organ presentation for anyone who is interested (it basically talks about the stuff I've said in my posts): https://prezi.com/p/1lfesqvousbh/artificial-organs-butterfly-effect-presentation/Read More...
There are always advancements being made, these particular ones are mainly about the possibility for creating a new real organ. 3D printing: Has anyone seen that “Ant-man and the Wasp” movie? Well do you remember the ending credits with the little fugrines? Those figurines were made using a 3D printer. What if I told you you can make organs with a 3D printer? Okay well we are not eaxctly there yet...but close. A 3D printed organ: Research has been done looking into making human tissue with a...Read More...

Artificial Pancreas

Haley Mills (LFAS)
The artificial Pancreas is a rather simple device. It is designed to automatically “release the correct amount of insulin in response to varying blood sugar levels.” (Renfrew Group International |, 2019). A pancreas will release insulin when it is trying to control glucose levels. People with diabetes are not able to do so properly or effectively. “In the current device a reservoir of inulin and a glucose sensitive polymeric gel barrier act to maintain blood sugar levels.” (Renfrew Group...Read More...

Artificial Hearts

Haley Mills (LFAS)
Artificial hearts are used for replacing the original biological heart when the biological heart is failing and can no longer be used. The artificial heart is very useful as it helps for people who are on a waitlist for a transplant, the artificial heart can buy them time and/or they can give it to someone else in the meantime. Unfortunately, the artificial heart does not last very long, around five years max, usually less. It is mainly there just to help with the very long wait of the...Read More...
In this post, I will be talking about the two different types of prosthetic valve replacements: artificial valve replacements and biological valves replacements. I will be talking about the advantages and disadvantages to both, as well as what types there are. Types: Problems with heart valves, such as mitral and aortic valve disease, sometimes need to be replaced by either an artificial (also known as metal or mechanical) valve or biological (also known as tissue) valve. The two most common...Read More...
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There are many problems surrounding livers. The liver is a very important part of the body as it regulates glucose levels, detoxifies, makes vital proteins and does many more important things for our body. If the liver does not function properly you could be put in a life-threatening situation. While you are able to live with part of a liver and it can grow back to full size, no liver no life. Unfortunately for us, the liver is a very important part of the body we can’t live without and it...Read More...
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Artificial Organ Timeline

Haley Mills (LFAS)
1885 - “The first artificial Heart-lung apparatus for organ perfusion studies,” (Echo.gmu.edu, 2019) was built. The device works only with thinned out blood. It includes “heating and cooling chambers, manometers, and sampling outlets, which permits monitoring of temperature, pressure, and blood gases during perfusion.” (Echo.gmu.edu, 2019) (Doctors: M. Von Frey and M. Gruber, Location: Leipzig). First Artificial Heart: 1913 - The first idea of having an artificial kidney “made of collodion...Read More...
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Inquiry #2 Proposal

Haley Mills (LFAS)
Essential Question: What will one day be the advantages to using an artificial organ over a transplant organ? Why I am interested: I have heard a bit on the news about people getting artificial organs and how it has helped them. I was curious as to what the benefits of using this new technology would be and how it works. Established Knowledge: I don’t really know much about artificial organs, that is why I would like to look more into it. The only thing I really know about an artificial...Read More...
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Microchip Implants

Haley Mills (LFAS)
In Sweden, many have microchips implanted into their hands (cash is almost extinct). It allows them to pay for anything (food, transportation, parking lots, etc) and even allows people to enter keyless offices. There are even some stores that are cash free. Advantages Disadvantages Tasks will be made easier Less items to carry around No cash/more banking online Will never lose your key again Privacy risks Hackers Stolen microchips Tracking (people will always know where you are or where you...Read More...
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Evolution Technology

Haley Mills (LFAS)
I am just going to write a summary of what I looked at this week and will use this for a round of research. Something interesting I have been looking at is the evolution of humans, how we evolved over thousand of years to fit our environment and how technology is influencing our evolution now. “Natural selection can take us on different paths to reach the same outcome: survival” (Max). People who lived at higher altitudes evolved to be able breath normally in those circumstances, where as if...Read More...
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Four Questions About Inquiry Topic

Haley Mills (LFAS)
State your essential question Why you are interested in it What you already know (established knowledge) New knowledge (from 3 articles) What are the advantages and disadvantages of cybernetics? I find it to be a very interesting subject. Technology is advancing so quickly and I believe that is where our future is heading. It seems strange mixing humans with machine, but I think that is what I find interesting. I want to be able to understand how it works and how it is possible to do this. I...Read More...
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