What use is the technology if it cannot be applies to human aid! The biggest unsolved mystery regarding the health issue is cancer. Doctors and researchers have worked tirelessly day and night to find a cure for this deadly diseases.
Every year a great portion of human population dies at the hands of cancer and all we can provide them is chemotherapy which works quite well at the early stages but becomes a lost cause when the time runs critical. So a new and much more spectacular way has been devised by the scientists to keep cancer cells at bay, using nanotechnology. While this may sound weird but scientists have developed nanobots that can bring this dream to reality.
The nanorobots are essentially assassins, sent out on a mission to attack cancer at its very source. The bacteria guide the robot to the tumor and once there, it unloads its cargo of cancer-fighting drugs, contained in microscopic capsules, directly into the harmful tumor.
Healthy cells are left intact. The bacteriobots have been tested in tumorous mice, which were injected with bacteriobots coated in near-infrared fluorescence and bioluminescence. Another group of mice were injected with bioluminescent bacteria that had not been attached to microbeads.
The control group was injected with inert microbeads without any bacteria attached. When they were extracted, the tumours from the control group showed no sign of bioluminescence or fluorescence; the bacteria-injected group showed bioluminescence, but no fluorescence. Only the bacteriobot group showed both, indicating that the nanobots were the most effective of the three at targeting cancer cells.
With this incredible new breakthrough, it is confirmed that cancer is no longer going to be a big threat to human life as it is now. The cost of implementing this procedure is still not inconspicuous though.