Scientists from the University of Granada has invented a new method for the diagnosis of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. This method is particularly useful in the diagnosis of cancer of the stomach, reports The Times of India. Scientists introduced magnetic particles in bacteria-probiotics. The mixture can be added to conventional foods.
"Magnetic bacteria get into the digestive tract and give an accurate picture of the functioning of the body. In the study, the researchers used the bacteria themselves produce biological magnets in small quantities. Such organisms have an internal compass that helps them navigate in the environment.
Scientists believe that the "magnetic bacteria will improve the quality of cancer diagnosis using MRI. Magnetic particles increase image detail. In addition, heating of the particles will destroy the affected area.
Research in the field of diagnosis of cancer of the gastrointestinal tract are carried out in cooperation with the company BIOSEARCH SA. This gives hope for the development of a commercial magnetic probiotics".