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3D-Printed Microscopic Fish Might Cure Disease
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Brian.Dean
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9/1/2015 | 1:01:20 AM
Re: Very Interesting
It is a great point to relate cutting edge technology with technology from the 1940s. Often times we tend to overlook processes that already have decades of practical operations in the world while, trying to comprehend developments of the present.

And I feel that it is also a major development to get a foreign object (nanobots) into a living body without the immune system initiating a full scale war.
Hutch52
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8/31/2015 | 6:28:50 PM
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Removal of the "Fish" should not be difficult.  They said that they contain Iron Oxide, is a magnetic material.  With a connection similar to a Hemo Dialysis machine (Two needle sticks) route the blood through a machine that can generate a magnetic field to direct their motion of travel and you should be able to "Fish" them all out in a few hours of fishing (Filtration).
StaceyE
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8/31/2015 | 2:38:42 PM
Re: 3D-Printed Microscopic Fish Might Cure Disease
It is pretty cool that 3D printers are becoming more accessible and affordable, but it is also kinda of scary to know the things that could be created by someone with bad intentions. They've already had episodes on television crime dramas about the bad guy creating a murder weapon with a 3D printer.
StaceyE
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8/31/2015 | 2:34:21 PM
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3D printing technology is pretty amazing! I saw a story on the news about a little girl who was trying out her pretty pink 3D printed prosthetic hand for the first time the other day. The possibilities of this technology are endless!
StaceyE
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8/31/2015 | 2:30:28 PM
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I think this is where Davids idea of the 3D nano fishing reel would come into play... ;)
zerox203
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8/31/2015 | 8:53:06 AM
Re: 3D-Printed Microscopic Fish Might Cure Disease
You certainly know how to write a headline, Dave; I couldn't resist clicking on this one while scrolling through the front page. Imagine my surprise to learn how close the real science was to the sci-fi version that popped into my head! Think about this; with 3D-printers finally entering a price range where they can be in people's homes, a future where people can 3D print medical aids (maybe not these guys right off the bat) on their own might not be so far off. It could be the next regulatory wild west after drones.
Brian.Dean
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8/29/2015 | 11:40:02 PM
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It will be an interesting fight to watch as they become smaller. I hear that as an object becomes smaller it is harder for the object to travel within a liquid -- water transforms into a jelly-like state on the Nano scale. Once the disease is cured or cancer cell/s destroyed then, removing the toxicity of the nanobot's constructive material will be important or the nanobots will need to be constructed out of materials that can be consumed by the body. 
nasimson
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8/29/2015 | 1:27:46 AM
once a dream
Wow - what a development. 3D printing is making hamanities' dream come true in lot of areas including medicine, space, engineering, warfare, etc.
mak63
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8/28/2015 | 7:55:11 PM
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Yes, I agree, they are still too big. But once they get smaller -about 0.1 microns, for what i read-, they could have a fighting chance against some virus. Well, that's a fight I'd like to see!
Gary_EL
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8/28/2015 | 7:08:56 PM
Very Interesting
And potentially very useful. But, at this size, they're still way too big to get into a normal sized cell, without lysing it.


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