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New device can sniff 17 diseases in your breath

May 12, 2017, 6:52 AM EDT
(Source: Amélia Walter/flickr)
(Source: Amélia Walter/flickr)

In a development that could soon lead to quick and non-invasive tests, a team of researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has developed a device that can “smell” about 17 diseases, including cancer, from a patient’s breath.

The system comprises of “an artificially intelligent nanoarray” that can detect the unique odor signature associated with a particular disease, writes Tree Hugger.

The groundbreaking technology could allow early detection in those who aren’t even showing symptoms, notes Fox News. The scientists are working on scaling up the current 86 percent success rate of the device.

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