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How a Tiny Robot Could Check Your Health from Inside Your Body

LiveScience: Several research groups are looking into creating microscopic robots that cruise people's bloodstreams, looking for signs of illness. In this vein, one U.S.-U.K. research team wants to make a tiny, in-body monitoring robot modeled after the parasitic fish the sea lamprey, complete with sensors derived from living cells, according to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in the U.K., one of the funders of the research. The United States' National Science Foundation is the other funding group.

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