Artery Cleaner V
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Medicine is one of the most exciting application areas for nanorobots. It may become possible to inject a fleet of nanorobots to perform vital work inside a human body without resorting to surgery. Imagine toothpaste full of nanorobots equipped to locate and destroy plaque, or nanorobots built to clean a diseased blood vessel, as shown in this image.
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Print Source: Clive Gifford, Inside Guides: Robot, DK Publishing Inc. (Dorling Kindersley), New York, 1998 (ISBN 075135807X), pp. 38-39; available in paperback through Penguin Books Ltd. at: http://www.netstoreusa.com/cbbooks/075/075135807X.shtml