Infographic: Scents and Sense-Abilities

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Scientists hack the locust brain to identify the unique odor signatures of oral cancers. Researchers placed electrodes in the odor processing regions of locust brains to intercept the electrical signals produced after they puffed cancer cell gas samples over their antennae. They recorded different electrical patterns for different types of oral cancer. The researchers said that “cyborg locust” brains make powerful biological computers.

     Infographic showing how scientists hack the locust brain to identify the unique odor signatures of oral cancers

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