Scent-trained dog detects thyroid cancer in human urine samples

A trained scent dog accurately identified whether patients' had or were benign (noncancerous) 88.2 percent of the time, according to a new study, to- be presented Friday at the Endocrine Society's 97th annual meeting in San Diego.

“Current diagnostic procedures for often yield uncertain results, leading to recurrent medical procedures and a large number of surgeries performed unnecessarily,” said the study's senior investigator, , MD, PhD, chief of endocrine oncology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock.

“Scent-trained canines could be used by physicians to detect the presence of at an early stage and to avoid surgery when unwarranted,” Bodenner commented.

Although Bodenner is not yet basing patient treatment decisions on the canine technique, he said the dog's diagnostic accuracy is only slightly less than that of fine-needle aspiration biopsy, the method generally used first to test for cancer. Canine scent detection has the advantages of being noninvasive and inexpensive, he said.

Bodenner's colleague at UAMS and a study-coauthor, Arny Ferrando, PhD, previously “imprinted,” or scent-trained, a rescued male German Shepherd-mix named Frankie to recognize the smell of cancer in thyroid tissue obtained from multiple patients. Ferrando, who noted that have at least 10 times more smell receptors than humans do, said, “Frankie is the first dog trained to differentiate benign from thyroid cancer by smelling a person's urine.”

In this study, 34 patients gave a urine sample at their first visit to the university thyroid clinic before they went on to have a biopsy of suspicious and surgery. The surgical pathology result was diagnosed as cancer in 15 patients and benign thyroid disease in 19. These

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As with most long songs I've been trying to upload, it's already been done. But I thought I'd have some fun putting timestamps on this one. Also, I was trying to see if a 16:9 cropping of the album cover would work. Apparently, it did.

Band: Pink Floyd
Song: Dogs
Album: Animals
Year: 1977
I. David Gilmour on Lead
[0:00 – 7:59]
You got to be crazy, you gotta have a real need
You* gotta sleep on your toes and when you're on the street
You* got to be able to pick out the easy meat with your eyes closed
And* then in silently, down wind and out of sight
You got to strike when the moment is right without thinking

And after a while, you can work on points for style
Like the club tie, and the firm handshake
A certain look in the eye and an easy smile
You have to be trusted by the people that you lie to,
So that when they turn their backs on you,
You'll get the chance to put the knife in

You gotta keep one eye looking over your shoulder
Y'know, it's going to get harder, and harder, and harder
As you get older
Yeah, and in the end you'll pack up and fly down south
Hide your head in the sand
Just another sad old man,
All alone and dying of cancer

And when you lose control, you'll reap the harvest you have sown
And as the fear grows, the bad blood slows and turns to stone
And it's too late to lose the weight you used to need to throw around
So have a good drown as you go down all alone
Dragged down by the stone

II. Synthesizers
[8:00 – 11:39]

III. Roger Waters on Lead
[11:40 – 17:07]
Gotta admit, that I'm a little bit confused
Sometimes it seems to me as if I'm just being used
Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise
If I don't stand my own ground, how can I find my way out of this maze

Deaf, dumb and blind, you just keep on pretending
That everyone's expendable, and no one has a real friend
And it seems to you the thing to do would be to isolate the winner
Everything's done under the sun
But you believe at heart everyone's a killer

Who was born in a house full of pain
Who was trained not to spit in the fan
Who was told what to do by the man
Who was broken by trained personnel
Who was fitted with collar and chain
Who was given a pat on the back
Who was breaking away from the pack
Who was only a stranger at home
Who was ground down in the end
Who was found dead on the phone
Who was dragged down by the stone
Who was dragged down by the stone

* = Implied part of the line, not actually there

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    • YankerWanker
    • March 9, 2015

    A few years ago me and my dad were in the parking lot at the Home Depot. He
    put in this album when he finished putting the tools and stuff in the car,
    and after that I would go on to play Pink Floyd before all of my Pop Warner
    football practices or games, when our family went on vacation on the trip
    to the destination, and just plain when I wanted to hear some Floyd.
    Whenever I look back at my football memories, this song is the one that
    plays in my head over my slide show of thoughts.

    • Giuseppe Milingi
    • March 9, 2015

    Pink Floyd – Dogs 

    • Lee Pizzini
    • March 9, 2015

    Maybe the best song of all time??!??

    • Vinny Mac
    • March 9, 2015

    Reminds me of Hey You. We start with David Gilmour and finish with Roger

    • Éric McComber
    • March 9, 2015

    This sounds sooo good. Even in compressed YouTube audio.

    • Chuck Norris
    • March 9, 2015

    Is it just me, or do these lyrics match up with Metal Gear Solid and it’s
    themes almost perfectly? 

    • Joe Flash
    • March 9, 2015

    I never forget this playing on on an episode of WKRP and Arthur Carlson
    wondered where the dogs were barking from?!!!

    • ricard5000
    • March 9, 2015

    How can this song last for 17 minutes if there are only 7 million people on
    the planet?

    • Franz red
    • March 8, 2015

    Pink Floyd – Dogs [Full Song]:


    • Indigo Sky
    • March 8, 2015

    Have a great evening!

    Pink Floyd – Dogs [Full Song]:

    • Raymond Dodd
    • March 8, 2015

    Great music from pink Floyd

    • christopher roman
    • March 8, 2015

    “gotta admit, that I’m a little bit confused….sometimes it seems to me
    as if I’m just being used……(classic)

    • JohnFive Eagles Szuros
    • March 8, 2015

    I never realized that David Gilmour probably wrote the first half of the
    song. I am now convinced with that degree of honest appraisal and hard
    hitting reality of the lyrics and the music business being the demon that
    consumes the unwary musician. I think he has a greater command of the
    literary vehicle and that guitar solo is phenomenal, but he is a better
    writer than R. Waters who I always thought of as having a more deep
    understanding of politics and the spiritual, but today i have reappraised
    that. I was arguing the other day that this is perhaps the greatest guitar
    solo in rock and roll and as such it outshines ‘Stairway to Heaven’.

    • Angelica Uteixeira
    • March 8, 2015

    One of all the songs that I love Pink Floyd because I love all o /

    Pink Floyd – Dogs [Full Song]

    • Ariel Burdett
    • March 8, 2015

    Truly the greatest band of all time.

    • Sandro Mazzuccato
    • March 8, 2015


    • jennifer reid
    • March 8, 2015

    Don’t ever decide you hate a band before you’ve listened to them. As I
    teen obsessed with punk, I can’t even tell you how much I hated Pink
    Floyd. It wasn’t until I actually sat down and properly had a listen I
    quickly realised what I’d been missing for all those years. I haven’t gone
    a day in a month without listening to them, I’ve pissed off everyone I know
    by constantly mentioning the band in conversation. But like my dad always
    said, everyone ends up giving into the Floyd :D

    • The Vicious Chicken of Bristol
    • March 8, 2015

    That’s better! Just been listening to The Endless River and needed some
    proper Floyd to cleanse myself from that god awful crap.

    • Rodrigo Rodrigues
    • March 8, 2015

    Pink Floyd – Dogs [Full Song]:

    • Fp Maggio
    • March 8, 2015

    *Dogs and Pigs (three little ones), off of Animals, released in January
    1977.* In 1975 Pink Floyd bought a three-story block of church halls at 35
    Britannia Row in Islington, north London. Their deal with record company
    EMI, for unlimited studio time in return for a reduced percentage of sales,
    had expired, and they converted the building into a recording studio and
    storage facility. Its construction took up most of 1975, and in April 1976
    the band started work on their tenth studio album, Animals, at the new
    facility. It begins somewhere for everyone. There’s the first song that
    grabs your attention and seizes the imagination, the first album that
    demonstrates such overall strength and originality that it becomes
    something more for most listeners, just as there is the first kiss that
    awakens the soul and forever changes the vision. I admit without qualm
    that it began for me with Animals. As a boy, the cover and music of Animals
    fascinated me then as it still fascinates me today. It is the acute
    anthropomorphic fantasy, possessing a timeless quality that has thrust it
    into the category of “classic,” though it may remain forever in the shadow
    of its more commercially successful older brother, Dark Side Of The Moon.
    Consisting of three tracks each longer than ten minutes and two tracks
    under two minutes, Animals is not for the attention- span- deficient.
    However, within this impenetrable fortress of radio- unfriendly tracks, we
    hear Dave Gilmour’s guitars at their absolute best, get a full-on dose of
    Roger Waters’ powerful lyrical imagery, and are presented with the worst
    elements of our own humanity- packaged in the skins of “Sheep,” “Dogs” and
    “Pigs (Three Different Ones)”. For those weaned on The Wall and Dark Side,
    you’ll find Animals to be a whole new bag of feed. Where Floyd’s two most
    recognizable albums made their mark with operatic aggression and fear,
    Animals deals in dirt- under- the- fingernails reality, the common
    smallness that simultaneously binds and repels us all. “Dogs,” my favorite
    Pink Floyd song, a 17-minute study in the commonest of all faults, lazily
    dispenses bite after venomous bite into the desires that drive us to seize
    the fast buck and screw anyone that gets in our way. 

    • Mat Mat-ina
    • March 8, 2015

    Per festeggiare la vittoria di +Damiano Fattori​ nel CGA

    Pink Floyd – Dogs [Full Song]:

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