Nanomedicine Art Gallery Image 120 Nanorobotic Artery Cleaner
Nanorobotic Artery Cleaner
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In an artist's conception, a microscopic robot cleans deposits from a blood vessel. Researchers predict the creation of microscopic robotic devices that will patrol the human body and fight disease. Such devices, and many consumer products, may someday be made with nanotechnology.
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