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Gut check: Swallowed capsule could spot trouble, send alert

Researchers at MIT, who tested a swallowable device in pigs, say it correctly detected signs of bleeding. The results, published online last week by the journal Science, suggest a smaller version of the capsule could eventually be used in humans to find signs of ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease or even colorectal cancer. (Lillie Paquette/MIT School of Engineering via AP)

Researchers at MIT, who tested a swallowable device in pigs, say it correctly detected signs of bleeding. The results, published online last week by the journal Science, suggest a smaller version of the capsule could eventually be used in humans to find signs of ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease or even colorectal cancer. (Lillie Paquette/MIT School of Engineering via AP)

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