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Dogs to Sniff Out Ovarian Cancer
08-09-2013, 05:36 PM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Quote:If the animals can isolate the chemical marker, scientists at the nearby Monell Chemical Senses Center will work to create an electronic sensor to identify the same odorant.

"Because if the dogs can do it, then the question is, Can our analytical instrumentation do it? We think we can," Monell organic chemist George


Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/u-s-researc...z2bTyiacAX

My first thought on reading the headline was "have we given up any hope of developing any technology to help detect this type of cancer", then with further reading of the above article, I see that is what they are trying to do...create instrumentation to do what the olfactory senses of a dog seems to be able to do. thumbsup.gif

Many decades ago a female friend of mine died at the age of 26 of this cancer because her doctor could not detect it early enough.

08-09-2013, 05:41 PM #2
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I know about a year before I was diagnosed with cancer my cat would take her paw and put it on my breast and meow damned.gif

"when life gives you lemons..throw them at someone"...Grumpy Cat good.png
08-09-2013, 05:46 PM #3
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(08-09-2013, 05:41 PM)j browsing Wrote:  I know about a year before I was diagnosed with cancer my cat would take her paw and put it on my breast and meow damned.gif


Yes, and if we (that includes me, because I forget cats try to communicate in their own way to us) tried harder to learn their language and/or signals we may be further ahead with identifying diseases via odor.

Here's an interesting article about cats' sense of smell.

http://www.catsinternational.org/article...smell.html
08-09-2013, 05:48 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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That's a great idea. cheers.gif

JB, that's pretty amazing. damned.gif
08-09-2013, 05:50 PM #5
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Great find! Wouldn't it cheaper to train dogs?
Mason's awfully fond of licking my feet... İmage

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08-09-2013, 05:52 PM #6
j browsing Member
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US I will read it later..I am on my way to dialylis..another afternoon of fun an frolic..thanks for posting the article..see ya later wave.gifhug.gif see ya later Octo hug.gif

"when life gives you lemons..throw them at someone"...Grumpy Cat good.png
08-09-2013, 05:54 PM #7
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(08-09-2013, 05:52 PM)j browsing Wrote:  US I will read it later..I am on my way to dialylis..another afternoon of fun an frolic..thanks for posting the article..see ya later wave.gifhug.gif see ya later Octo hug.gif


hug.gif I hope it won't be too horrible for you. Talk to you later.
08-09-2013, 05:56 PM #8
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(08-09-2013, 05:50 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Great find! Wouldn't it cheaper to train dogs?
Mason's awfully fond of licking my feet... İmage


I don't know if training dogs would be the cheaper way...what with food/medicine/vet bills/treats/toys ... pets cost alot of money.

I've never owned a dog that licked feet...ewwwww, poor puppy has to lick all sorts that get caught on the feet.
08-09-2013, 05:56 PM #9
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Laters JB hug.gif
08-09-2013, 05:58 PM #10
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(08-09-2013, 05:56 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(08-09-2013, 05:50 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Great find! Wouldn't it cheaper to train dogs?
Mason's awfully fond of licking my feet... İmage


I don't know if training dogs would be the cheaper way...what with food/medicine/vet bills/treats/toys ... pets cost alot of money.

I've never owned a dog that licked feet...ewwwww, poor puppy has to lick all sorts that get caught on the feet.


yup.gif Just to set the record straight, he does it of his own stupid accord. chuckle.gif

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08-09-2013, 06:17 PM #11
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A LITTLE girl with a nut allergy is being kept safe — by a dog that sniffs out peanuts.

Meghan Weingarth, seven, comes out in hives and could go into anaphylactic shock if she eats anything with peanuts or almonds.

But clever canine LilyBelle has been trained to detect the danger. The 19-month-old pet checks all of Meghan’s meals first and raises a paw to warn her if the grub has nuts in it.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/new...-girl.html

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08-09-2013, 06:41 PM #12
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I have a picture of you JR napping (frequently?) without socks on. 13.gif

Hey Octo, if the ever do develop technology based on chemical ordors, this could be another area where instrumentation could be developed.
08-09-2013, 06:48 PM #13
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lmao.gif Jeeze, I had to ask Octo if she sent you this gawd awful picture she took of me doing just that one Sunday after too much um... football. chuckle.gif

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08-09-2013, 06:52 PM #14
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(08-09-2013, 06:48 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  lmao.gif Jeeze, I had to ask Octo if she sent you this gawd awful picture she took of me doing just that one Sunday after too much um... football. chuckle.gif


She did not, but I am psychic and that's the picture that popped into my third eye just now. chuckle.gif
08-09-2013, 07:06 PM #15
Octo Mother Superior
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chuckle.gif He did ask lmao.gif



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