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Cancer-sniffing dog being cloned

Posted on Wednesday, 21 May, 2008 | Comment icon 8 comments


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"A Japanese centre which says it has trained a dog to sniff out human cancer cells is cloning the animal in South Korea, a Seoul bio-technology company and the dog's owner have said."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Harriet Reed on 21 May, 2008, 10:37
Now that's the sort of scientific research I like to hear about! Something that actually has the potential to save lives, not stupid things like converting protein strands into music or learning how to control the minds of bees so that they sing.
Comment icon #2 Posted by louie on 21 May, 2008, 11:02
yes, if it works, thats a great idea.
Comment icon #3 Posted by crtbud on 21 May, 2008, 13:27
Expensive mistake if the dog's just happy to see you
Comment icon #4 Posted by nitr0gen on 21 May, 2008, 14:50
I wonder why we don't hear more about cancer sniffing dogs in the media. I remember watching a program about them on Animal Planet about 10 years ago! This is not a new thing, it just happens that this dog has a better sniffer than other cancer sniffing dogs.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Mademoiselle on 22 May, 2008, 12:35
I wonder why we don't hear more about cancer sniffing dogs in the media. I remember watching a program about them on Animal Planet about 10 years ago! This is not a new thing, it just happens that this dog has a better sniffer than other cancer sniffing dogs. It's like we don't hear about alternative cancer cures and other treatments. There was an interesting thread regarding this on the conspiracy forum recently.
Comment icon #6 Posted by SquiggleVonNoodle on 22 May, 2008, 13:12
Cute AND useful, maybe they will replace men......
Comment icon #7 Posted by annmariet on 22 May, 2008, 14:47
Cute AND useful, maybe they will replace men...... HA Ha We need to make sure they can do some heavy lifting before that plan is finalized!!!
Comment icon #8 Posted by gigs on 23 May, 2008, 2:01
It's like we don't hear about alternative cancer cures and other treatments. There was an interesting thread regarding this on the conspiracy forum recently. My Dad before he had his diagnosis of a brain tumor on his brain stem , he said he would wake up to his dog Goldie , a ( golden lab ) she would sniff and lick that spot on his head. He never understood why until later , once it was too late. Sad but true . My dad died way too young . He did not get to meet our Twins , so I decided to name our Son my maiden name. We can carry on for my Father and it is a great first name as well Mason ! We... [More]


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