Friday, June 4, 2010

Dog trained to sniff out prostate cancer

It amazes me what dogs can learn to do.

"A Belgian Malinois dog spent a year in training with two researchers and emerged with the ability to sniff out prostate cancer in human urine samples. The dog's accuracy rate? About 95%."

Insect detection dogs

Early insect detection by utilizing dogs is an efficient and economical method for the detection of pests which may cause further damage to crops. The goal is to reduce pesticide use on crops by detecting the pests at a stage where it is more manageable. Early detection is vital in halting the spread of crop damaging pests. Currently, the dogs can detect vine mealybug in vineyards.