Dogs Help Us Get One Step Closer Disease-Sniffing Device

Training dogs to detect prostate cancer gets one paw closer to a ‘robotic nose’ to diagnose the disease, including most lethal form.
prostate cancer sniffing dog
A study by Medical Detection Dogs, the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Johns Hopkins University combined three current methods of diagnosing prostate cancer for the first time to detect the disease early. Larger-scale studies planned to develop a machine olfaction diagnostic tool – a ‘robotic nose’ – that may ultimately be a smartphone app of the future with prototype developed by MIT.

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