Media mention: Adapting Origami to Create Nanoscopic Medical Tools


Mary Frecker, head of the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering, Riess Chair of Engineering and director of the Penn State Center for Biodevices, was quoted in an article on WebMD, "How Scientists Adapted an Ancient Art Form to Create Nanoscopic Medical Tools." The article discusses how the 1,000-year-old practice of origami has been applied to cutting-edge technology, including Frecker's work using origami techniques to create a device that could be inserted through an endoscope to treat abdominal tumors.


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