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Engineer Designs Micro-endoscope to Seek Out Early Signs of Cancer
November 19, 2009
Traditional endoscopes provide a peek inside patients' bodies. Now, a University of Florida engineering researcher is designing models capable of a full inspection.
University of Florida
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