The human brain is considered to be the last frontier to unlock the utter complexity of the human body. It is the most studied yet most puzzling part of our bodies due to a complexity that cannot be rivaled by today’s super-computers pound for pound. The human brain is a compact supercomputer that has an area that is larger than you think is in the human skull. The complex inner workings of the human brain has baffled scientists who know what it is made of but how it works is still a big puzzle. Today’s advanced imaging sciences and devices have allowed the unlocking of some of its secrets and the information they gather is proving to be a huge benefit to those who suffer from disease. Studies with stem cells, the body’s super-cells, are giving clues to how a totally healthy cell becomes malignant due to certain signal proteins that are produced by the body itself.
The brain is a mysterious and wondrous organ that is still one of the most studied parts of the human body. We almost have the ability to grow organs and repair limbs but to grow a brain or transplant one to another human is still a far flung dream. Much more needs to be learned about our brains that can hold the key to curing the many diseases we suffer from . Let us just hope that the information we get, would be used for the betterment of man and not for our undoing.
Originally posted on February 4, 2009 @ 7:54 pm