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June 14, 2024

MSU researchers discover honeybees can detect lung cancer

Findings could be used as a model for developing new tests to diagnose cancer early

Debajit Saha and his team set out to determine if honeybees could distinguish a difference in the chemicals in human breath from someone who was healthy compared to someone with lung cancer.

What they found could open the door for more biological and smell-based disease detection technologies.

Debajit Saha
Debajit Saha

Read the full story published on MSUToday

Written by Emilie Lorditch

College of Engineering Media and Public Relations page

A honey bee in the custom 3D-printed harness
A honey bee in the custom 3D-printed harness. Credit: Saha lab