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.
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Kanto Illustrations #027 - 049 - Created by Piper Thibodeau
Piper has continued her amazing illustration series catologing the entire Pokedex, starting at the very beginning. You can follow her on Tumblr for all of her excellent artwork; in fact, we highly recommend that you do so right now.
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