Posted by | October 13, 2016 11:04 | Filed under: Good News Planet

Drones can target specific areas inside the body.

“We’re going to make a tiny, tiny swimmer that actually navigates inside the human body, through the bloodstream or any body fluid inside the body,” Dr. Sung Kwon Cho explained to KDKA money editor Jon Delano on Wednesday.”

Dr. Cho at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering has just received a nearly three-quarter of a million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation to develop that technology.

Besides more precise bio-imaging, the swimmer drone can also deliver a drug to a specific target, like a cancer or tumor.

“Sometimes you need to deliver the drug to some specific target. It’s not in the entire body. So, basically, this drone can carry the drug and then only release it in the targeted area,” says Dr. Cho.

So how big is this drone?

About one millimeter and the width of a hair.

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  • Suzanne McFly

    I think this story just supplied rump with his next pick up line, “No honey, stay still. Really, it is medicine, I promise”.

  • burqa

    I likes me some good news like this. I heard about it a few days ago on NPR.
    Some effective cancer drugs are very hard on veins so such a thing could be very helpful in that area.

    Anything about a fat-eating drone they could inject? I got 15-20 pounds that need to go…

  • bpollen

    Yeah, and it accidentally hits a cell-wedding, causing rioting and mass demonstrations in my pancreas.

    • whatthe46

      thanks for the laugh at 3:32am. ahhhahahhahaha