A study revealed that dogs can accurately sense cancer in blood, which may direct fresh cancer- screening methods which are overpriced and w without being invasive.
As a next step, the company launched a breast cancer study in November in which participants donate samples of their breath for screening by trained cancer-sniffing dogs.
Your canine friend can use its highly evolved sense of smell to pick out blood samples from people with cancer with nearly 97 percent accuracy, a finding that can lead to new low-priced and non-invasive screening approaches for the disease, finds a study. The results could lead to new cancer-screening approaches that are affordable and accurate without being invasive.
'Although there is now no cure for cancer, early detection offers the best hope of survival, ' she said.More news: New York Couple Missing in Dominican Republic Assumed Dead
Mrs Junqueira, who leads the team at US-based firm BioScentDx, trained the beagle's using a form of clicker training to teach them to distinguish between normal blood and samples from lung cancer patients.
One beagle - aptly named Snuggles - couldn't be coaxed to participate.
Dogs are able to smell cancer in the blood of patients with an incredibly high level of success, according to a new study.
However, the other three dogs did take part.More news: Patriots Sign TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins to One-Year Contract
Malaria: In October, researchers reported that two Labrador-Golden Retriever cross, Lexi and Labrador, Sally were able to correctly identify 70 per cent of the malaria-infected samples and 90 per cent of the samples without malaria parasites.
The researcher presented the findings to the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) in Florida on Monday.
BioScent Dx launched a breast cancer study previous year which will discover whether the same method can be used for breast cancer detection. As such, our furry buds have been at the center of a number of studies utilizing their noses to detect or prevent a variety of life-threatening diseases and conditions, from predicting an impending epileptic seizure to successfully sniffing out Parkinson's disease. The researchers also plan to separate the samples into their chemical components and present these to the dogs to isolate the substances causing the odor that the dogs detect.More news: Trump repeats claim he won't release his taxes while he's under audit