Today’s Solutions: May 22, 2024

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Ants can detect cancer as well as sniffer dogs

A proof-of-concept study from scientists in France has recently demonstrated something fascinating: the ability of ants to sniff out cancer cells. The research results provide proof that a particular species of ant, Formica fusca, can be quickly trained to detect cancerous cells with the same Read More...

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Mexican army rescues street dogs to find them homes and vocations

After getting news that a large number of stray dogs were wandering around the construction site of Mexico City’s new airport, the Mexican army stepped in and decided to find those animals a new home. To that end, the army transformed an unoccupied kindergarten building near the airport into a Read More...

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This gifted dog is helping a Texas fire department by sniffing out arson

From preventing the spread of COVID-19 to helping turtle conservation and protecting wildlife, dogs continue to prove themselves as humans’ most devoted helpers. One of the latest cases that further adds evidence to this fact involves Sheldon, a dog that’s helping a fire department in Texas Read More...

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Helsinki airport deploys man’s best friend to screen travelers for COVID-19

Two months ago, scientists in Germany proved that, with little training, sniffer dogs can become incredibly good at detecting the novel coronavirus. Now the Helsinki Airport, Finland, is working together with such trained dogs, to detect COVID-19 among passengers, in a bid to provide a cheap, fast Read More...

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Trained sniffer dogs are able detect coronavirus with incredible accuracy

In the past, we wrote about a research project in the UK where scientists were exploring how dogs could be trained to sniff out signs of the novel coronavirus. A similar venture has been undertaken by researchers at the University of Hannover, Germany, where a team found that with little training, Read More...