Imagine a world without surgery. Thanks to scientists: Ido Bachelet, Shawn Douglas and the lab of George Church at Harvard Medical School, this world is in the making. Ido Bachelet, Shawn Douglas and other accredited scientists have been using synthetic biology to create surgical Nano-robotics, which mimic the functions of a computer processor. Instead of manually performing surgery, a drop of saline would be embedded with preprogrammed surgical Nano-robots- undetectable by host and mammalian immune systems. These surgical Nano-robots are able to recognize and target background tissue in the human body. They are then programmed to remove and recruit cells from point A to point B. The surgical Nano-robots would destroy metastasizing and destructive cells and then grow and recruit new and healthy cells to regenerate tissue. Lastly, these surgical Nano-robots provide support by controlling bleeding and suppressing nerve cells that control pain signals.
These surgical Nano-robots would revolutionize and replace the expensive cost, time, and efforts that all surgery entails. This saline solution would be cost effective, universally transportable by syringe and would not require anesthesia. Previous experiments involving the injecting of cells with cancer drugs, proteins and growth factors have been performed and continually tested. Although this saline droplet has yet to be perfected, it has the potential to change the face of surgery and all other aspects of medicine.
To read more about this groundbreaking research visit Ido Bachelet's research site here.