Monday, November 25, 2013

Bees Can Detect Cancer In Minute

It should have gone to my gardening blog. But, I am putting it here since it was designed by a woman -- Portugese Designer Susanna Sorres. Bees can apparently be trained to detect cancer and many other diseases. Details can be found HERE. Or it can be read below (copied from the oddly-even website):

ortuguese designer Susana Soares has developed a device for detecting cancer and other serious diseases using trained bees. The bees are placed in a glass chamber into which the patient exhales; the bees fly into a smaller secondary chamber if they detect cancer. Scientists have found that honey bees – Apis mellifera – have an extraordinary sense of smell that is more acute than that of a sniffer dog and can detect airborne molecules in the parts-per-trillion range. Bees can be trained to detect specific chemical odours, including the biomarkers associated with diseases such as tuberculosis, lung, skin and pancreatic cancer.

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