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Maggot-Like Robot Eats Brain Tumors

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 03:44 PM

Maggots are typically a telltale sign of death and decay, but the legless larva have inspired a new robotic prototype that could one day help brain surgeons preserve the lives of their patients.

For the last four years, J. Marc Simard, a neurosurgery professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, and his team have been developing an intracranial robot that will help remove brain tumors.


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