MIT’s robotic nose can detect first sign of disease

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“When a healthy cell is attacked by a virus, a toxic by-product is produced. This smell could be the earliest possible detection of a disease.” Boasting a sensitivity “200 times stronger than a dog’s nose”, MIT’s robotic nose detects disease by identifying minute traces of molecules given off by the body and determining if there are any complex patterns found in sick individuals. MIT speculates this technology — the Nano-Nose — could be in millions of smartphones in as little as five years. Read full article here

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