The Nose Knows: Animals Sniff Out Cancer

Recently, in an article in the New Republic, ‘The Animals That Can Save Your Life’, journalist Emma Young introduces readers to the emerging science of training animals to detect things humans cannot. Having a powerful sense of smell can be very important in nature. Scent can signal food, danger, or the opportunity to mate. Some […]

Dogs detecting thyroid cancer!

Dogs detecting thyroid cancer!

Is there anything man’s best friend can’t do? It’s possible that dogs could help detect thyroid cancer, which could replace expensive and invasive diagnostic tools in the future. Frankie, a German Shepherd mix, can detect cases of thyroid cancer from patients’ urine samples with about 90% accuracy. Got your attention? Current diagnostic techniques can involve […]