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Reaching tumors in the brain

Nov 19th 2013 at 10:45 PM

Robot Madden nibble difficult to reach tumors in the brain

Scientists have developed robotic maggots are able tumors deep in the brain and surgeons are practically inaccessible, destroy and 'fragments' that are released to clean up. Read Full Report Venus Factor Review

"The idea was to develop is small, but a device that all the work that a surgeon normally does, at the same time can do," says researcher J. Marc Samar. "You can use this small robotic device in a tumor sites, after which it starts to work from the inside pieces and remove diseased tissue."

The robot

The robot in question is reminiscent of a finger and has several 'joints' that enable the robot to itself (literally) to wring over backwards on the 'cup' of the robot is a device that uses electricity to heat tissues and ultimately destroy. Also, the robot is equipped with a tube so that the waste of the tumor inside can suck.

The robot Image: University of Maryland.


To bring the robot in the brain need to be., but a small incision is made Using an MRI scan, researchers - without the need to further open the brain - the robot control and the operations of the robot monitor.

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