A team of scientists has created tiny biological robots from human cells that can heal damaged body tissue, reports Nature.
The development was carried out by biologist Michael Levine of Tufts University in Medford (USA) and his colleagues. They used human tracheal cells to create anthropobots. They published their results in the journal Advanced Science.
As part of the study, the researchers observed the fusion of several anthropobots, which were then placed on the damaged layer of nerve tissue. It healed completely within just three days.
Experts believe this is an excellent result, in part because the anthropobots performed the function of tissue repair without any genetic modifications.
According to scientists, in the future, their achievement will help, for example, in cleaning arteries or delivering drugs inside the body. Anthropobots also pave the way for the creation of personalized therapeutic tools.
Recently, it was reported that scientists have managed to create skin that looks more like human skin than any other development. To create it, they used 3D printing methods and the six main types of skin cells in combination with specialized hydrogels.