Innovation Happens: The Electronic Nose

December 8, 2015
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Over the years there have been numerous studies on dogs' ability to detect cancer and how that ability might be applied in a clinical setting. This work is particularly important for cancers for which there are currently no effective means of detection or for which the testing process is extremely invasive.

Today, in the latest installment of our series Innovation Happens, we’re going to take a look at electronic noses. Inspired by dogs’ natural smelling ability, scientists and engineers are working to develop machines that will allow doctors to quickly and effectively detect cancers.