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According to Nature (This article and its images were originally posted on Nature October 5, 2018 at 03:29PM.)
Swimming algae have been enlisted to carry drugs to individual cells, raising the prospect that such ‘microswimmers’ could deliver targeted therapies.
Miniscule devices propelled by living organisms can ‘swim’ through the body to deliver cargo such as doses of drugs. A variety of organisms have been joined with artificial structures to treat some tumours, but the most commonly used organisms — bacteria — can be toxic and multiply rapidly, limiting their use.
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