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Grandma's Nose Knows what's Shakin': Identifies Parkinson's by sniffing t-shirts!
10-22-2015, 12:52 PM #1
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The grandmother who can sniff out Parkinson's: Special skill that can detect crippling condition earlier by noticing changes in the way a person smells leads to pioneering research

Doctors say Joy Milne, 65, has the unique skills to detect the condition
Mrs Milne can identify Parkinson's just from sniffing their T-shirts
She detected a change in her husband Les's odour over two decade which led to him being diagnosed with Parkinson's [...]

Scientists believe that the disease may cause a change in the sebum – an oily substance secreted by the skin – that results in a unique and subtle odour only detectable by people with an acute sense of smell. [...]

Read more: dailymail.co.uk

Strange article. I suppose earlier detection could be positive, but this does nothing to prevent it or cure it.
I guess the point is this woman has a nose like a bloodhound, and I thought my mother in law was the pinnacle of nasal gas chronometer mass spectrometers.
I stand corrected.

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10-22-2015, 04:07 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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They do train animals to sniff out various other diseases as well. Interesting 13.gif
10-22-2015, 04:07 PM #3
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I have an excellent sense of smell too, I can always smell something burning before anyone else - gas leaks too. I wonder if there exists a career in that?

But, yeah, sick people have various odours, which nay alsop be due to medications being secreted through the pores.
10-23-2015, 04:57 PM #4
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*snif* *snif*

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