medical nanobots 480 Scientists working on using nanobots to cure cancer

Scientists have discovered a way to direct tiny robots, or nanobots, inside the human body, which could eventually lead to a cure for cancer.

Scientists have discovered a way to direct tiny robots, or nanobots, inside the human body, which could eventually lead to a cure for cancer.

 
The research, conducted at the NanoRobotics Laboratory at École Polytechnique de Montréal in Canada, focuses on steering nanobots through blood vessels using the magnetic coils of MRI scanning machines.
 
The beauty of this technique is that these robots, which are so tiny that they can only be seen under a microscope, can be guided to parts of the human body that previously required dangerous and invasive surgery to treat. It is seen as a potentially monumental breakthrough in cancer treatment.
 
medical nanobots 480 Scientists working on using nanobots to cure cancer
 
The technology is still in its early stages, with human testing off the table for now, but a number of robotics firms, including Quantum International, Intuitive Surgical, iRobot Corporation, and Dover Corporation, have already committed to pushing its development.
 
“Using robots to deliver cancer-killing medicine directly to a tumor deep within the body could forever change the treatment of the disease,” said Robert Federowicz, CEO of Quantum. “The market for such astonishing technology would obviously be enormous. Quantum is dedicated to bringing just such innovations out of the laboratory and into the global marketplace.”
 
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