Monday, January 19, 2009

At long last...

... the tag we've all been waiting for... ROBOTS IN THE BLOOD!!!

FTA: A range of complex surgical operations necessary to treat stroke victims, confront hardened arteries or address blockages in the bloodstream are about to be made safer as researchers from the Micro/Nanophysics Research Laboratory at Australia’s Monash University put the final touches to the design of micro-motors small enough to be injected into the human bloodstream.

It's only a mater of time! Tiny little machines cruising through our arteries, scraping up our cholesterol, repairing wear and tear... perhaps each carries a small payload of stem cells that can be delivered anywhere in the body as needed, or work in conjunction with a 'universal handheld diagnosis system' which uses nanowires coated with DNA sequences matching those of viruses or disease causing bacteria. Our sanguine nanobots could then swarm around these invaders, isolating them and moving them out of the body in the same way that a horseshoe crab's immune system works.

Very, very exciting.

1 comment:

  1. As long as you keep that Wesley Crusher kid away from my bloodbots, we should be fine.