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World's Smallest Nanomotor Could Power Cell-Sized Nanobots For Drug Delivery 20

Posted by samzenpus
from the getting-small dept.
Zothecula (1870348) writes "Scientists at the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas have built and tested what appears to be the world's smallest, fastest, and longest-running nanomotor yet – so small that it could fit inside a single cell. The advance could be used to power nanobots that would deliver specific drugs to individual living cells inside the human body."
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World's Smallest Nanomotor Could Power Cell-Sized Nanobots For Drug Delivery

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  • Re:Oh gee... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by NotDrWho (3543773) on Thursday May 22, 2014 @07:52AM (#47064879)

    What humors me is the fact that you're supposedly going to have these wondrous tiny machines that can work at the cellular level, and you're just going to use them to deliver old-fashioned drugs? I guess medical science isn't imaginative enough to get past the existing way of doing things. It kind of reminds me when futurists used to imagine robots as humanoid devices, pulling levers and turning knobs--with it never occurring to them that it would be much more efficient to actually REPLACE the old levers and knobs altogether and let the machine be operated directly by computer.

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