Targeted drug release through DNA
A research team has designed DNA-based nanobots that can release a drug inside living cockroaches in response to a human’s brain activity. To get the bots to respond to human thoughts, the team trained an algorithm to distinguish between a person’s brain activity when resting and when doing mental arithmetic. The bots were then capable of delivering a drug to a precise spot in the cockroaches’ organism when the human patient was doing mental arithmetic.
According to the team, the algorithm could be trained to track other types of brain activity and be useful for treating brain disorders such as schizophrenia and ADHD, or even prevent the crises. This innovation is an example of Zero Interface where digital intelligence able to anticipate human needs and take over decision-making.
Spotted in 2018