Robo-Maggots to Attack Brain Tumors

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Posted September 16, 2013 by Johnny2x in Science

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I don’t care how we go about kicking the shit out of cancer, as long as we kick the shit out of cancer.

Robo-Maggots to Attack Brain Tumors

From Popsci.com:

The bendy maggot-bot can zap tumors with an electrocautery tool, then suction out the dead tissue. It can be controlled remotely, making it possible for the surgeon to monitor the tumor and direct the robot to certain tissue while the patient is undergoing an MRI. During brain surgery, it’s often hard for surgeons to distinguish between the boundaries of¬†healthy tissue and tumor tissue¬†without the help of an MRI, and you can’t exactly do a full brain surgery on someone when they’re locked away in a cramped MRI scanner.

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