New Delhi: Doctors in Germany have trained dogs to sniff out lung cancer from a sample of person's breath. The dogs are trained to lie down when they detect a cancer sample and can look forward to receiving a treat.
Bonni is no regular german shepherd - she's among the several dogs trained in a training school to sniff out lung cancer.
"We trained the dogs via positive stimulation. So the smell of cancer is regarded as lucrative, positive by our dogs. We had a large amount of samples, more than 200, and the dogs had to differ between cancer and not cancer," said dog trainer Uwe Friedrich.
Friedrich works together with doctors at a clinic in Germany that specialises in lung diseases. ...more
10:01 AM, Sep 01, 2011