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Written by Peter Pedroncelli
Nigerian inventor Oshiorenya Agabi has created a device that can smell explosives. Photo - Independent Newspapers
Nigerian inventor Oshiorenya Agabi has created a device that can smell explosives. Photo – Independent Newspapers

A computer that can smell cancer cells

Nigerian inventor Oshiorenoya Agabi has designed and developed a computer that can identify the smell of cancer cells through a combination of neurons and silicon. The device can also be used to detect illness by sensing markers of a disease in the air molecules that a patient gives off. Being able to smell and detect cancer cells at an early stage could lead to huge gains in early detection and treatment of such diseases.