Could an electronic nose sniff out cancerous brain cells? NASA recently developed an electronic nose to be used to monitor air quality on Space Shuttle Endeavour and at the International Space Station.
Scientists have discovered that in addition to being able to determine air quality, the e-nose can also tell the difference between normal and cancerous brain cells. Pretty cool stuff.
Implications - In addition to entertainment, tech companies are constantly evolving for the greater good. The health industry has largely benefited from ground-breaking robotics and gadgets that help doctors monitor patient statuses and surgeries. As companies continue to develop advanced technology, hospitals will receive better equipment that'll improve services greatly to the sick.
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NASA's E-Nose Can Tell Cancerous Cells from Normal Cells
- By: Tech JunkieMay 3, 2009 Updated: May 17 2011