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Friday, April 22, 2011

Artificial Nose to Detect Head and Neck Cancer

Posted by Prahallad Panda on 9:46 AM Comments

Israeli engineers build artificial device capable of detecting cancer in breath


(PhysOrg.com) -- Professor Hossam Haick of the Israel Institute of Technology, at Technion, and his team have built an artificial nose which is capable of detecting molecules in human breath that signal the presence of head and neck cancers in people. In a paper published in the British Journal of Cancer, Haick describes how he and his colleagues set to work on coming up with a device that could mimic the ability that dogs have demonstrated in detecting certain types of cancers.


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