Replicator/transporter medicine

Discussion in 'Trek Tech' started by Laura Cynthia Chambers, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. Laura Cynthia Chambers

    Laura Cynthia Chambers Commodore Commodore

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    Could it be possible that McCoy's xenopolycythemia was caused by the build-up of transporter re-materialization errors? (His fears confirmed.)

    It seems to me that materializology/replicatology/transporter medicine would be a medical specialty worth having. Dealing with transporter-related diseases as well as studying the effects on a body of eating replicated food (similar to how people are studying GMOs).

    I could see such a specialist being consulted in numerous cases.
     
  2. Jedman67

    Jedman67 Commodore Commodore

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    "Spores"
     
  3. Laura Cynthia Chambers

    Laura Cynthia Chambers Commodore Commodore

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    Huh?

    After all these characters who hate/dislike transporting, I wish there was somebody who couldn't wait to transport and looked for every excuse to do so.
     
  4. Pauln6

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    Well we know from Enemy Within that the transporter can accidentally switch genes on and off so it's not impossible that it could create a vulnerability to disease, although you would think that genetic abnormalities would show up on a medical exam in time to treat.
     
  5. Laura Cynthia Chambers

    Laura Cynthia Chambers Commodore Commodore

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    While polycythemia is too much red blood cells, the prefix "xeno" means a different origin. So it's polycythemia that comes from an unknown or atypical cause. So traditional treatments don't work, and perhaps traditional tests don't detect it, for whatever reason.