The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine has just released a new report saying beagles are capable of identifying lung cancer in humans with almost perfect accuracy.

The study shows that three beagles included in the research were "97% accurate in distinguishing blood serum samples of patients with malignant lung cancer" according to

Are beagles some sort of doctor superheroes or something? Well, kind of...

A Dog's sense of smell is 10,000 times stronger than humans. However, the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine says beagles have "225 million olfactory receptors compared to humans’ 5 million receptors".

The research says beagles also seem to be able to detect lung cancer in human breath as accurately as with the blood serum samples.

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"LECOM and BioScentDX are nearing completion on a second study that examines the dogs’ efficacy in detecting breast, lung and colorectal cancer in breath condensate samples collected from patients’ facemasks."


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