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Scientists unveil revolution in bowel cancer diagnosis. Researchers develop “super pill”. Norwegian and international scientists have developed a new pill containing a micro robot to help patients and doctors in the fight against bowel cancer. Using a video camera, scalpel, pincers, and measuring instruments, the radio-controlled device will be able to diagnose and treat affected areas during its approximately three-hour long journey through the entire digestive system.

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Scientists unveil revolution in bowel cancer diagnosis

Published on Wednesday, 23rd September, 2009 at 12:10 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 23rd September 2009 at 17:51.

Researchers develop “super pill”.

Illustration photo: A pill capsule
Illustration photo: A pill capsule
Photo: Brooks Elliott/Flickr


Norwegian and international scientists have developed a new pill containing a micro robot to help patients and doctors in the fight against bowel cancer.

Using a video camera, scalpel, pincers, and measuring instruments, the radio-controlled device will be able to diagnose and treat affected areas during its approximately three-hour long journey through the entire digestive system.

The “super pill” is expected to offer an alternative to today’s methods that involve swallowing and/or inserting tubes – called an endoscopy and/or colonoscopy respectively – and is good news for patients who don’t wish to undergo these uncomfortable and sometimes painful procedures.

Although what has been unveiled today is just a prototype, scientists expect the final version to be ready by August 2010, writes Dagbladet.



Published on Wednesday, 23rd September, 2009 at 12:10 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 23rd September 2009 at 17:51.

This post has the following tags: pill, capsule, micro, robot, bowel, cancer, revolution, treatment, diagnosis, scientists, norwegian, researchers.





  
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