Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine
Clinicians and scientists from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield are at the forefront of the development of the ‘virtual physiological human’ – where over 80 academics and clinicians are working together, alongside partners throughout Europe, to recreate the entire human body using powerful computers.
Once built, doctors and clinicians will be able to see how all the different parts of the body work and react together, from the smallest molecules to the largest organs. They will also be able to see changes in the body over time from nanoseconds to years. The technology, finally possible because of the enormous growth in the power and storage capacity of computers, has the potential to be one of the biggest breakthroughs in medicine living memory.
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