Miniscule robots are set to start hunting down cancerous cells in the human body and destroy them with their nanoweapons, new research suggests. The nanobots to be used have had a tumor-recognition module installed for the purpose.
While it appears like something out of a SciFi novel at first, University of California’s Davis Cancer Center has already published the study in Nature Communications and provides what is apparently a complete solution through being able to both detect and detroy.
The nanoparticle is called “nanoporphyrin” and is equipped to both hunt and destroy cancerous tumors in the human body. A nanometer is one billionth of a meter meaning that the technology is extremely small.