Australian scientists have designed the world’s smallest imaging device: a scope for taking 3D images inside the blood vessels.
It’s meant to help uncover clues about heart attacks and the progression of heart disease.
The scientists published their findings on July 20 in the journal Light: Science & Applications.
Heart disease, a.k.a. the “silent killer,” is the leading cause of death in the U.S. About 647,000 Americans die from the disease each year, making up roughly one-quarter of total annual deaths, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control