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Breathotron detects cancer by analyzing patient’s breath

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BreathotronBritish scientists have invented a device called The Breathotron that can detect cancer by analyzing the chemical composition of the patient’s breath.

Scientist from Cranfield University in Bedfordshire found cancer cells give off a specific odor which can be detected in the breath and in return invented a device that manages to “smell” the disease.

“This is a very exciting development which could dramatically influence the way cancer is diagnosed in years to come”, said Professor Hugh Bar, who is leading the study. He claims that the new invention can help detect cancer in early stages when other traditional methods fail.

Breathotron could also sniff out intestinal infections, pneumonia and Clostridium difficile.

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