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The day may soon come when treating some forms of skin cancer is as simple as putting on a Band-Aid.
Researchers in Scotland have come up with a "light bandage" that contains its own light source and is so portable patients can go about their daily business while undergoing treatment. The invention is the brainchild of University of St. Andrews physics Professor Ifor Samuel (pictured) and dermatology consultant Professor James Ferguson, head of the photobiology unit at Ninewells Hospital Dundee.
Given Imaging has come up with another pill for use in examining your insides.
Although it seems comical, this is one gadget you will really be happy about someday. The PillCam Colon Capsule Endoscope is essentially a large pill with cameras inside it for viewing the colon.
Like the PillCam ESO for the esophagus and the PillCam SB for the gastrointestinal tract, patients swallow the pill with water, according to Given Imaging.
The PillCam Colon can generate up to 144,000 images over a 10-hour period, and includes additional features suited to the large intestine that the PillCam SB lacked. … Read more