Mind & Body

A Chain-Smoking Robot Is Helping Scientists Understand Lung Disease

Scientists have used rats, mice, rabbits, and monkeys to study the effects of smoking—not to mention seeing the inevitable effects in human smokers themselves. Researchers at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University may have given the animals a break by building a robot that can smoke cigarettes just like a human, complete with lung cells. Learn about it in the video below.

This Robot Chain Smokes Cigarettes So Rats Don't Have To

See how we're studying lung disease without animal testing.

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Written by Curiosity Staff November 4, 2016