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Tapeworm viewed by Synmed's Mirocam Capsule Endoscopy System featured on BBC

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Synmed's Mirocam Capsule Endoscopy System features in 'Michael Mosley: Infested Living with parasites' and will be broadcast in BBC Four's natural history season. In an upcoming BBC Series, TV presenter Dr Michael Mosley has infected himself with a number of parasites in an effort to understand how they affect the human body. In this latest film, he swallows three tapeworm cysts (larvae) which he obtained from infected cattle in Kenya. Several weeks later, back in London, the Mirocam Capsule Endoscopy system is used to identify three worms - "triplets" - attached to the lining of his intestine, about a metre in length. Follow this link to watch Dr Mosley using MiroCam's Real Time Viewerto see clear images of the tapeworm living inside him for the first time; http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25968755