The 9th Soul

A Robot To Destroy Breast Cancer Cells

Posted in health, health defects, internet news, science, technology by Fated Blue on October 13, 2008

“Researchers at the University of Maryland are developing a robot able to detect and destroy breast cancer cells in a single session. After a tumor is located on an MRI, the robot will perform a biopsy of the breast while the patient is inside the scanner. ‘If the biopsy displays cancerous cells, the robot will then insert a probe into the breast until it reaches the tumor. The probe will then burn the cancer cells until they are destroyed.’ This looks great, but the researchers have only built a prototype. After they refine this robot, they’ll need to go through clinical trials and obtain FDA approval. So this is not a robot that will appear on the medical market before several years.”

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  1. Barbara said, on October 13, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Excellent information about cacner and its cures. I would definately recommend this article to my friends

  2. Messier said, on October 15, 2008 at 12:03 am

    Quite interesting. But, I wonder how specific the robot is in terms of differentiating the cancer cells from normal ones. Will the “burning” process affect normal cells too or is will it be too specific such that it will not harm the normal cells? (Take note how small a cell is.)

  3. anima9 said, on October 15, 2008 at 12:20 am

    The robot is not capable of differentiating cells, rather it is programmed to search for specific cells. I haven’t researched yet how the probe will burn the silly motherf*ckers but I trust that the guys with lab coats that are working on this project are smart enough not to be stupid


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