Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cancer Treatment: Mini-robots to the Rescue

According to Discover Magazine, sometime in our future (6 years?) tiny robots will be able to travel through body fluids, find a tumor and zap it with drugs (chemotherapy).

Propelled by an electromagnetic field, the miniature (small enough to balance on a grain of salt) crawling robot can snake its way through the body with its tiny arms gripping vessel walls and burrow itself into disease tissue.


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karen said...

Remember that movie where these tiny people got put in a body in a tiny sub .They traveled in the blood stream. I watched that the other day. LOL!

Ms. 50something said...

Maybe that's where the scientists got the idea!

Diane J Standiford said...

nanowires are ready to enter brains now too, helping Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, and other brain disorders---after they do their job, the brain just soaks them up--poof! Amazing!