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How we're using dogs to sniff out malaria | James Logan

By James Logan

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What if we could diagnose some of the world's deadliest diseases by the smells our bodies give off? In a fascinating talk and live demo, biologist James Logan introduces Freya, a malaria-sniffing dog, to show how we can harness the awesome powers of animal scent to detect chemical signatures associated with infection -- and change the way we diagnose disease.


Marcy Wilhelm-South

Purdue University

Date 2019
Publisher TED Talks
Size/Length 17:40
Language English
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  1. Animal roles
  2. Detection
  3. Diseases
  4. Dogs
  5. Mammals
  6. Mosquitoes
  7. olfaction
  8. open access
  9. Working animals
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