Jul 25, 2018

Tiny robot could be game-changer in fight against tuberculosis

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology, robotics/AI

Robots like this, nanobots that can work in the body, should be the main focus for curing all disease. And instead of focusing on Drug Delivery, have the nanobots just go in and attack or fix the problem themselves.

A Brock University research team has created a microscopic robot that has the potential to identify drug resistance to tuberculosis faster than conventional tests.

The World Health Organization (WHO) calls drug “a formidable obstacle” to treatment and prevention of a disease that killed 240,000 people in 2016.

The Brock team’s latest technology builds on an earlier version of the microscopic robot—called the three-dimensional DNA nanomachine—they created in 2016 to detect diseases in a blood sample within 30 minutes.

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