Tag: "sniffing" at medical news
New sensor upgrades artificial bomb sniffers
...nce efficiency of the artificial nose, a high-tech sniffing
device they hope will improve detection of bombs and landmines. Although experts predict that a practical device is at least five years away from actual use at airports, on battlefields and elsewhere, the researchers say their new sensor will improve...
Tourettes, other tic disorders far more common than once thought
...rks of the head, facial twitches, or even constant sniffing
or clearing ones throat repeatedly. The fact that a child has tics probably signifies a subtle brain developmental disorder. Its like a window into the brain: When you see a child with tics, its a sign that the wiring isnt quite right, says Kurlan, ...
Cranfield technology noses ahead
... present cost of UTI diagnosis. The test works by sniffing
out characteristic odours of infecting microorganisms from a patient's urine when mixed with a specially engineered growth medium. As the microorganisms multiply, they produce odours that give their presence away. Each microorganism produces a differ...
How the nose knows
flowers, fresh-baked bread or the fumes of a passingautomobile, the human olfactory system is an amazing scent sleuth, capable ofdistinguishing between millions of different smells. Now Weizmann Institutescientists have revealed one of the secrets be...