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Vomit robot helps medical science inquiry

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Larry is such a normal, friendly name. How could the researchers have chosen that name for their vomit simulator?

We propose alternative designations as follows: Barf-o-Matic, The Regurgitator, Robo-Puke.

Perhaps we have said too much already...

 

How much did this thing cost, and will it really help cure Norovirus?

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Larry is a "humanoid simulated vomiting system" designed to help scientists analyze contagion. And like millions around the world right now, he's struggling with norovirus - a disease one British expert describes as "the Ferrari of the virus world".

"Norovirus is one of the most infectious viruses of man," said Ian Goodfellow, a professor of virology at the department of pathology at Britain's University of Cambridge, who has been studying noroviruses for 10 years.

http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/bre8bu05n-us-norovirus/

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