Published on Wednesday, October 14th, 02009 by Kirk Citron
The Long News: stories that might still matter fifty, or a hundred, or ten thousand years from now.
At a recent conference, Ray Kurzweil spoke about a future when tiny robots will swarm through our bloodstreams, repairing damage and curing disease. Well, the truth is, that future is already here — if you’re a mouse.
A sampling of recent news stories of tiny treatments:
2. Nanotherapies from many different labs:
Nanotech gene therapy kills ovarian cancer in mice
Researchers effectively treat tumors with use of nanotubes
Gel heals injured brain and bone
4. It’s not just for mice: Robot can crawl through human body
5. Ouch, again: Mosquito bites used to deliver malaria “vaccine”
6. And further speculation from Dr. Kurzweil: Nanotech could make humans immortal by 2040
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