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Early Detection of Cancer With Help of Mice

Early Detection of Cancer With Help of Mice

Saturday, 9 November, 2019 - 08:15
A laboratory researcher holds a mouse. Photo: Shutterstock
Moscow: Taha Abdul Wahed
Scientists are ready to try anything that may help them develop new mechanisms to detect cancer and treat it in its early stages. In their latest, and perhaps most unusual efforts, scientists from Russia announced experiments to test a new early detection technique next week with the help of mice.

The Promising Research Fund said the experiments will start on November 14, in cooperation with a medical team from Veliky Novgorod at the city's hospital, to examine the "bio-mixed test" technique to detect lung and stomach tumors using mice as sensors that monitors the signs of the disease.

The experiment will involve 1500 volunteers. Doctors will analyze the air that comes out as they breathe, while exhaling in a bio-technical network, in which the mouse plays a key role.

Before the test, the scientists will plant special electrodes inside the mouse's olfactory system, linked to a special program that analyzes and records the biological rhythms resulting from the reaction of their olfactory receptors when inhaling the air exhaled from the human lungs.

This helps stabilize special biological rhythms resulting from the exposure of olfactory receptors in mice to cancer signs that appear with exhalation, thus revealing the disease.

The scientific team hopes the experiment to end with positive results, and believe that this mechanism may contribute to a simple and rapid detection of cancer, which will help control and eliminate the disease in its first or second stage, before it develops into dangerous levels during which the response to treatment declines.

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