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It Can Smell That? E-Nose Used to Diagnose Bladder Cancer in Urine

Rodrigo Mejia

Bladder cancer is thought to release certain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the urine of those who have it. With this in mind, a team of researchers plucked from the University of Liverpool and University of the West of England placed their focus on a digital nose (or e-nose technology) to sniff out and identify these VOCs—and thus bladder cancer. Preliminary tests results showed a 96 percent accuracy rating for the non-invasive "smell test" and took roughly 30 minutes to process.

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