"Swimming nanorobots that deliver drugs where they’re needed."

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Sun, Jun 21st, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Using an oscillating magnetic force, the American Chemical Society shows off nanorobots capable of swimming through the blood in order to deliver drugs in the areas where needed.

The researchers strung together three links in a chain about as long as a silk fiber is wide. One segment was a polymer, and two were magnetic, metallic nanowires. They put the tiny devices in a fluid even thicker than blood. And when they applied an oscillating magnetic field, the nanoswimmer moved in an S-like, undulatory motion at the speed of nearly one body length per second. The magnetic field also can direct the swimmers to reach targets.

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