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Honey Bees 'Can Be Trained To Detect Cancer From Scent Of Patients' Breath'

26/11/2013 09:50 | Updated 26 January 2014

If you thought bees were just useful for making honey, think again.

According to a Portuguese scientist Susana Soares, bees can be trained to sniff out cancer. And what's more, the bees can be taught in just 10 minutes.

Susana invented a two-chambered glass dome that uses bees to sniff out cancer.

"People exhale into the smaller chamber, and the bees rush into it if they detect on the breath the odor that they were trained to target."

Find out more by watching the video above.

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