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    12)  A trained dog has proven its ability to distinguish between hospital patients infected or not infected with “superbug” Clostridium difficile with a sensitivity of 83% and specificity of 98%.  The use of a dog’s nose (technology dating to roughly 20,000 BCE) in making this determination could cut time required for testing from two days to ten minutes, at a fraction of the cost of modern high-tech diagnostic testing.
    I thought I heard this a long time ago. Or maybe it was cancer.

    "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

    by eXtina on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 06:56:46 PM PST

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