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Bernard Marr is a world-renowned futurist, influencer and thought leader in the fields of business and technology, with a passion for using technology for the good of humanity. He is a best-selling author of 20 books, writes a regular column for Forbes and advises and coaches many of the world’s best-known organisations. He has over 2 million social media followers, 1 million newsletter subscribers and was ranked by LinkedIn as one of the top 5 business influencers in the world and the No 1 influencer in the UK.

Bernard’s latest book is ‘Business Trends in Practice: The 25+ Trends That Are Redefining Organisations’

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Bernard Marr ist ein weltbekannter Futurist, Influencer und Vordenker in den Bereichen Wirtschaft und Technologie mit einer Leidenschaft für den Einsatz von Technologie zum Wohle der Menschheit. Er ist Bestsellerautor von 20 Büchern, schreibt eine regelmäßige Kolumne für Forbes und berät und coacht viele der weltweit bekanntesten Organisationen. Er hat über 2 Millionen Social-Media-Follower, 1 Million Newsletter-Abonnenten und wurde von LinkedIn als einer der Top-5-Business-Influencer der Welt und von Xing als Top Mind 2021 ausgezeichnet.

Bernards neueste Bücher sind ‘Künstliche Intelligenz im Unternehmen: Innovative Anwendungen in 50 Erfolgreichen Unternehmen’

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Nanobots That Check Your Health

26 October 2021

Experts predict that the market for nanotechnology will continue to increase by over 25% between 2021 and 2029, starting from $121.6 billion in 2020. Medical applications for nanorobots will dominate that market, making up over 35 percent of the sector.

Medical scientists are working hard on nanotechnology, looking for ways to use nanobots to open up new possibilities for health diagnostics and treatments.

Wondering what nanorobots (also called nanobots) are and what their medical applications might be? Let’s get into the details of this exciting new field.

Nanobots That Check Your Health | Bernard Marr

How Small Are Nanobots?

Some people just mean “very small” when they talk about nanorobots. But scientifically speaking, the term “nano” means that the object is less than a micron in two or three different dimensions.

Nanorobots incorporate the functions of computers – including sensing and processing information – then use that information to take action. And with a nanobot, all this happens at a scale that is smaller than a single cell. All nanorobots include some method of interaction, meaning you can do things like switch it on, move it around, or read data from it.

Nanobots for Cancer Treatment

Researchers are already testing DNA robots to try to seek out and eliminate cancer cells. Programmed DNA strands move through animals’ bloodstreams, injecting clotting drugs into blood vessels around tumors to cut off their blood flow.

Nanobots could also bring cancer-fighting agents like radioactive material directly to tumors (even across the blood-brain barrier).

Other Medical Uses for Nanorobots

  • Destroying tissue during surgery (when the particle is heated by a laser or magnetic field)
  • Scraping plaque from arteries to help prevent heart attacks
  • Acting as scaffolding to support the rebuilding of nerves or blood vessels
  • Detecting cancer cells for earlier diagnosis
  • Delivering contrast agents to help with imaging
  • Establishing a global “superbrain” where human thought might be transferred to an artificial interface (for brain-state monitoring and real-time data extraction)

Researchers have been working on micro and nanorobotics for decades, and soon we may start seeing clinical trials of some of the medical advances that come from that research. Look for major advances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease as scientists unlock the real power of putting robots inside human beings.

Business Trends In Practice | Bernard Marr
Business Trends In Practice | Bernard Marr

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