miercuri, februarie 02, 2011

Cancer sniffing dog trained

Japanese researchers are reporting a 'lab' breakthrough: a retriever that can detect bowel cancer in breath and stool samples as accurately as hi-tech diagnostic tools.

The team, led by Hideto Sonoda at Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan, used a specially-trained female black labrador to carry out 74 "sniff tests" over a period of several months.

Each of the tests comprised five breath or stool samples, only one of which was cancerous.

The samples came from 48 people with confirmed bowel cancer at various stages of the disease and 258 volunteers with no bowel cancer or who had had cancer in the past.

Tot articolul: http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2011/02/01/3126732.htm

Lucrarea stiintifica in cauza: http://gut.bmj.com/content/early/2011/01/17/gut.2010.218305.full

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