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  1. Nature's disease detectives: animals | James Logan | TEDxLondon

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    | Contributor(s):: James Logan

    Could the solution to one of the world’s biggest killers already exist in nature? Professor James Logan answers this question, by demonstrating a surprising new way we can help diagnose and stop the spread of malaria, with help from animals. Animals are nature’s disease detectives....

  2. Trained Rats are Detecting Tuberculosis and Saving Lives | Georgies Mgode | TEDxKenmoreSquare

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    | Contributor(s):: Georgies Mgode

    Tuberculosis (TB) is the number one global killer by an infectious disease. In Tanzania, a team is embracing an innovative and efficient method to speed up the diagnosis of TB that involves integrating super-sniffer rats to quickly identify patients. These trained rats are helping to save...

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

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    | Contributor(s):: James Logan

    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...

  4. An Idiographic Investigation of Diabetic Alert Dogs' Ability to Learn From a Small Sample of Breath Samples From People With Type 1 Diabetes

    | Contributor(s):: Reeve, C., Cummings, E., McLaughlin, E., Smith, S., Gadbois, S.

  5. Birds and Dogs: Toward a Comparative Perspective on Odor Use and Detection

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    | Contributor(s):: Paola A. Prada, Kenneth G. Furton

    While canines are generally considered the gold standard for olfactory detection in many situations other animals provide alternatives and offer a unique opportunity to compare biological detection capabilities. Critical components in successfully studying biological detectors is not only...

  6. Testing olfactory function and mapping the structural olfactory networks in the brain

    | Contributor(s):: Fjaeldstad, A.

  7. Zinc Nanoparticles Enhance Brain Connectivity in the Canine Olfactory Network: Evidence From an fMRI Study in Unrestrained Awake Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Bhavitha Ramaihgari, Oleg M. Pustovyy, Paul Waggoner, Ronald J. Beyers, Chester Wildey, Edward Morrison, Nouha Salibi, Jeffrey S. Katz, Thomas S. Denney, Vitaly J. Vodyanoy, Gopikrishna Deshpande

    Prior functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) studies have indicated increased neural activation when zinc nanoparticles are added to odorants in canines. Here we demonstrate that zinc nanoparticles up-regulate directional brain connectivity in parts of the canine olfactory network. This...

  8. Using Scent Detection Dogs in Conservation Settings: A Review of Scientific Literature Regarding Their Selection

    | Contributor(s):: Sarah C. Beebe, Tiffani J. Howell, Pauleen C. Bennett

    Dogs are widely used for scent detection work, assisting in searches for, among other things, missing persons, explosives, and even cancers. They are also increasingly used in conservation settings, being deployed for a range of diverse purposes. Although scent detecting dogs have been used in...

  9. Predator cues reduce American beaver use of foraging trails

    | Contributor(s):: Severud, W. J., Belant, J. L., Bruggink, J. G., Windels, S. K.

  10. Pavlovian conditioning enhances resistance to disruption of dogs performing an odor discrimination

    | Contributor(s):: Hall, Nathaniel J., Smith, David W., Wynne, Clive D. L.

  11. Performance of Pugs, German Shepherds, and Greyhounds (Canis lupus familiaris) on an odor-discrimination task

    | Contributor(s):: Hall, Nathaniel J., Glenn, Kelsey, Smith, David W., Wynne, Clive D. L.

  12. Right Under Our Noses- Dogs are Saving the World: Megan Parker at TEDxBozeman

    Dogs have amazing olfactory abilities which we are just learning to understand. Conservation detection dogs find rare samples which are nearly impossible to collect otherwise. Working Dogs for Conservation trains dogs to find weeds in Montana, moon bears in China, cheetahs in Zambia or the Cross...

  13. The anthropozoology of domestication for milk productionAnthropozoologie de la domestication laitiere

    | Contributor(s):: Poplin, F.

    Milk draws its substance from a living being of flesh and blood and from plant matter full of scents, through a two-cycle digestive system and fermentation in vivo, that of ruminants, which are also animals that provide meat ("you drink my milk, you eat my meat"). The pig, the "outlaw" of...

  14. Using a dog's superior olfactory sensitivity to identify Clostridium difficile in stools and patients: proof of principle study

    | Contributor(s):: Bomers, Marije K., Van Agtmael, Michiel A., Luik, Hotsche, Van Veen, Merk C., Vandenbroucke-Grauls, Christina M. J. E., Smulders, Yvo M.

  15. Thinking outside the box about screening for ovarian cancer: the nose knows!

    | Contributor(s):: Morgan, R. J.

  16. Reconstruction and morphometric analysis of the nasal airway of the dog (Canis familiaris) and implications regarding olfactory airflow

    | Contributor(s):: Craven, B. A., Neuberger, T., Paterson, E. G., Webb, A. G., Josephson, E. M., Morrison, E. E., Settles, G. S.

  17. Genetic diversity of canine olfactory receptors

    | Contributor(s):: S. Robin, S. Tacher, M. Rimbault, A. Vaysse, S. Dreano, C. Andre, C. Hitte, F. Galibert

    BackgroundEvolution has resulted in large repertoires of olfactory receptor (OR) genes, forming the largest gene families in mammalian genomes. Knowledge of the genetic diversity of olfactory receptors is essential if we are to understand the differences in olfactory sensory capability between...

  18. Noisy, smelly, dirty dogs: a sensorial autoethnography of living with dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Fiona Borthwick

    There are many accounts of the current strong connection between dogs and some humans. These accounts imply or pre-suppose a strong social-sensual relation between dogs and their humans. In a highly visualised culture how is this social-sensual relation mediated? What role does olfaction play?...

  19. Canine olfactory genetics

    | Contributor(s):: Quignon, P., Robin, S., Galibert, F.

  20. Effect of dietary fat source and exercise on odorant-detecting ability of canine athletes

    | Contributor(s):: Altom, E. K., Davenport, G. M., Myers, L. J., Cummins, K. A.