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Biological 'computer' destroys cancer cells

By Archean
Sep 3, 2011
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  1. Researchers led by ETH professor Yaakov Benenson and MIT professor Ron Weiss have successfully incorporated a diagnostic biological "computer" network in human cells. This network recognizes certain cancer cells using logic combinations of five cancer-specific molecular factors, triggering cancer cells destruction.

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  2. Neil010

    Neil010 TS Rookie Posts: 57

    This is a breakthrough in Medical Science! This just proves that advances in technology can just do so much!
  3. geinnieB

    geinnieB TS Rookie

    DNA alterations on E.Coli viruses created logic transistors that are able to open or close based on a true-false electrical signal — the basis of binary code. The E.Coli viruses used to create these transistors are all normally found in the human digestive system and would theoretically be compatible with the human body.

    It was great to know that Biological computer destroys cancer cells. Human and computer hybrids have always been a theoretical likelihood, but not a real possibility. Experts, however, have introduced two brand new developments to light. Two new developments bring biological computing closer than ever. These developments and others have been making the possibility of biologically compatible computers more likely. Medical science is especially interested in the possibility, as programmable, biologically neutral computers would be able to improve diagnostics. Medical science is not the only use for these developments, but it is sure to be one of the first uses. Truly usable, commercial biological computers are likely to be years, if not decades away. These developments, however, are two major steps toward the reality.


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