A robo-thread wiggles through some of the body’s most intricate spaces

Robots that are roughly half a millimetre wide veer around sharp corners and down tiny corridors. Source Nature A thread-shaped robot can worm through narrow spaces under the control of magnetic fields, raising hopes of its use in convoluted human organs. Doctors use snake-like robots in procedures on the heart, but these commercially available devices

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FDA cautions patients, providers about using robotically-assisted surgical devices for mastectomy and other cancer-related surgeries

March 1 2019 P.M. Fornasari “Certain patients with cancer may require surgical procedures to treat or prevent the spread of cancer in their body. These procedures are often associated with improved survival outcomes for these patients. However, today we are warning patients and providers that the use of robotically-assisted surgical devices for any cancer-related surgery

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