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MIT: Ingestible sensor can measure heart and breathing rates

Using technology invented at MIT, doctors may one day be able to monitor patients’ vital signs by having them swallow an ingestible electronic device that measures heart rate and breathing rate from within the gastrointestinal tract.  

Reg Beer: Detecting Pathogen DNA: Making Medical Diagnostics Fast Accurate and Cheap

When a killer infection spreads in the movies, the doctors triage and isolate the patients while a medical biologist races to diagnose the illness and find a cure. Inevitably a national emergency follows as the virus or bacteria wipe out an unsuspecting population. While this may be Hollywood’s vision, Reg Beer, the Medical Diagnostics Initiative …

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