Fourth Industrial Revolution

These tiny robots can kill cancer cells

Scientists have used tiny molecules to drill into deadly cancer cells, blasting them open Image: REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Callum Brodie


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The number of cancer cases is predicted to rise by 2035 Image: World Health Organization (WHO) GloboCan, BBC
The spinning nanobots burrow into cancer cells to destroy them Image: Tour Group/Rice University
A computer-generated image of a nanobot Image: Tour Group/Rice University

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