In hospitals, a nasty little bacterium called Clostridium difficile causes problems for patients--it's highly infectious and can cause diarrhea among people who are already sick. Diagnosing whether a patient has C. diff, as it's called, requires a stool sample, which can take days to analyze. So scientists at the VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam trained a beagle named Cliff to sniff out the nasty bacterium. The craziest part? Cliff doesn't need to sniff stool samples--he can tell just by walking up to a patient as the patient lies in bed.
You can read the full study over at BMJ.
This is excellent medical science that gives the doctors barknoculars into finding disease!! :)
This was done yeas ago with an orange tabby and a golden retriever......the cat comes in and stares at you and then leaves and then the golden retriever comes in with a print out of the results in his mouth........then you get a huge bill for the CAT scan and LAB results.....
That is a awful pun. And by the way it is finding diseases not disease.
This is why we need to protect all wildlife and plant life. They all may have uses we don't know about.
Is this Obarkma care?