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Man’s Best Friend Demonstrates Cancer-Detecting Abilities

It’s no secret that a dog’s sense of smell is far better than that of a human, but an article from Bloomberg News describes how man’s best friend is now sniffing out ovarian cancer in its early stages. According to research from the University of Pennsylvania, the trained dogs are more than 90 percent accurate in identifying the cancer, for which there is no technology for early detection. Ovarian cancer, which is responsible for the death of approximately 14,000 Americans each year, is only the starting point for the trainers of these dogs, who hope to utilize the dogs’ olfactory senses to detect other illnesses, and eventually recreate these senses in the form of an electronic detection device.

Read the article published by Bloomberg News