A Tiny Power Plant You Could Swallow to Fight Cancer

Carnegie Mellon scientists identify chemistry that one day may drive medical devices inside the body. Hint: It’s your own melanin.

Christopher Bettinger, a Carnegie Mellon associate professor, is developing a nontoxic battery small enough to fit in a pill and power internal medical devices.

Source: Bettinger Lab, Carnegie Mellon

Human beings benefit from more than four billion years of evolution in bio-energy. 

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