Picture this. You come down with a horrible case of some horrible diarrhea inducing disease. Now imagine being able to take a pill that literally detects the illness, builds a custom remedy, and then delivers the drug to the necessary areas in need of healing. The University Of Maryland is working on a similar method in which magnetic nanofactories would literally build their own medication for whatever ailment was found.
We admit, the diagram above really doesn’t provide much in sight into the process unless you happen to be a molecular biologist, which odds are you are not. Though one ultra cool benefit of these nanofactories would be no side effects, since the process would target specific areas of disease, rather than circulating through your entire body. — Andrew Dobrow