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Soft squishy robots could replace pill cameras and invasive endoscopes

Soft squishy robots could replace pill cameras and invasive endoscopes | Longevity science | Scoop.it

A magnetic capsule robot may replace endoscopy thanks to work being done at Carnegie Mellon University's Nanorobotics lab.

 

The lab has received funding to develop a squishy robotic capsule that can be controlled while inside the body. The capsule could replace invasive endoscopes by performing camera imaging, drug injection, tissue sampling, and more.

 

FDA-approved pill cameras have been in use since 2001, but they can only perform imaging, and move through the body naturally. Robotic devices would have the ability to to stop, back up, deliver drugs, or perform biopsies.

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Nanorobot takes on hepatitis C virus, wins

Nanorobot takes on hepatitis C virus, wins | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Researchers at the University of Florida have created nanorobots that can attack the very mechanism of viral replication.

 

It acts on a cellular level as a tiny particle destroys the mechanism that reproduces the proteins related to the disease 9in this case, hep C).

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