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  1. #1 Oh The Joy :The “Mermaid,” Swims up your Butt 
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    The World's First Self-Propelled Endoscopy Device 'Swims' the Entire Digestive Tract in Mere Hours

    Probing colons has never been this much fun.

    Japanese researchers have developed the world’s first self-propelled endoscopy device, a remote controlled tadpole-like camera that can “swim” through the digestive tack gathering imagery along the way. This kind of endoscopy isn’t wholly new, of course, but previous iterations of ingestible cameras relied on natural muscle contractions to move them through the body.

    The “Mermaid,” as it is known, simplifies the process by moving quickly through the digestive tract to its destination, whatever that point may be. To speed the process, it can be inserted into the digestive system at either end,...

    http://www.popsci.com/science/articl...act-mere-hours
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    If it helps detect colon cancer early, I guess it's okay . . . (my uncle died of colon cancer)

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    Does is swim back out? It matters.
    "The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    Does is swim back out? It matters.
    I think that it swims one way and exits from the opposite end ?
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    I know it sounds like a silly invention, but those examinations are painful-I have a relative with Krohn's disease who has undergone several. If this device makes it a less painful procedure, it's a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    I know it sounds like a silly invention, but those examinations are painful-I have a relative with Krohn's disease who has undergone several. If this device makes it a less painful procedure, it's a good thing.
    It sure beats having a fire hose shoved up your butt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    It sure beats having a fire hose shoved up your butt!
    Well people like NH will not like it, I am sure the prefer the old way. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
    Well people like NH will not like it, I am sure the prefer the old way. :D
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    Where's Nova at when we need him?:eek::p;)
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