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Medicine    December 17, 2014
Swarming Nanobots to Tackle Cancer
Posted by Editors at The Economist

When Sabine Hauert told a recent RE.WORK technology summit in London about injecting trillions of man-made smart devices, some as small as 10 nanometres (billionths of a metre), into the human body and programming them to work as a pack to hunt down and kill tumour cells, it seemed to be a fantastically futuristic notion. But Dr Hauert knows her stuff and is starting to turn the idea into reality. What Dr Hauert is hoping to do with these nanoparticles is to give them the same kind of eerie collective intelligence that is displayed by swarms of birds, insects or fish.

Read about her work here.

 

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