Portuguese designer Susana Soares has developed a device for detecting cancer and other serious diseases using trained bees. The bees are placed in a glass chamber into which the patient exhales; the bees fly into a smaller secondary chamber if they detect cancer.
Scientists have found that honey bees - Apis mellifera - have an extraordinary sense of smell that is more acute than that of a sniffer dog and can detect airborne molecules in the parts-per-trillion range.
Bees can be trained to detect specific chemical odours, including the biomarkers associated with diseases such as tuberculosis, lung, skin and pancreatic cancer.
My friend’s sister found this adorable stray in Brooklyn, and she’s looking to give him a good (non-shelter) home.
If you know of anyone, please contact me!
Louie is an approximately ten month old Pit Bull/Australian Cattle Dog mix. He was found on Linden Boulevard in Brooklyn. He is unaltered and in good health. He’s approximately 30 lbs. We are looking for a good home for him. He’s very energetic and friendly, but needs to be trained. He already knows sit, come, stay and paw. He doesn’t know how to lay down, but when told to get down off furniture, he does. He’s also very treat and toy motivated. He walks well on the leash, though he will pull if he sees birds or other dogs. He seems to be friendly with other dogs, but I recommend he socialize at a dog park to be well acquainted. He is house trained. We are asking for $200 for Louie; it includes his food, leash, collar, muzzle, harness, toys and treats.