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Nanorobots have released drugs inside cockroaches, prompted by only a human thought
A man has used thought alone to control nanorobots inside a living creature for the first time.
The technology released a drug inside cockroaches in response to the man s brain activity – a technique that may be useful for treating brain disorders such as schizophrenia and ADHD.
Now, a team at the Interdisciplinary Center, in Herzliya, and Bar Ilan University, in Ramat Gan, both in Israel, have developed a system that allows precise control over when a drug is active in the body.
The group has built nanorobots out of DNA, forming shell-like shapes that drugs can be tethered to.