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July 7, 2011 / Martijn

Israeli Biocomputer Detects Disease from the Inside

Wouldn’t it be easier to deal with disease if our bodies just fixed themselves? That’s asking quite a bit from our physiologies, but Israeli researchers are working on tiny nano-computers that could do the job for us. They envision tiny machines made of biomolecules that autonomously troll the body looking for disease, computing a diagnosis and delivering drugs all at the same time. It’s a long way off, but they’re making progress–they’ve just developed a biomolecular computer that can autonomously identify multiple molecules at the same time.

via An Israeli Biocomputer Can Now Detect Multiple Signs of Disease from Inside the Body | Popular Science.


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