Test can smell ketosis
VTT has developed a quick, easy-to-use ketosis test for consumers that can detect acetone on exhaled breath. The test will benefit diabetics and dieters in particular, but it can easily be adapted to other uses as well, such ...
Sweet-smelling breath to help diabetes diagnosis in children
The potential to quickly diagnose children with type 1 diabetes before the onset of serious illness could be achieved using a simple, non-invasive breath test, according to new research published today.
Dolphin 'breathalyzer' could help diagnose animal and ocean health
Alcohol consumption isn't the only thing a breath analysis can reveal. Scientists have been studying its possible use for diagnosing a wide range of conditions in humans—and now in the beloved bottlenose dolphin. In a report ...
Breathing deeply – and safely – in the midst of flames
Every year fires rage throughout the Southwestern U.S., placing firefighters and first responders at risk as they battle flames and smoke. University of Arizona researchers are working to make their jobs ...
Spire checks breathing patterns and state of mind
Scientists pack a lab into a pill, using an idea inspired by breath-freshening strips
(Phys.org) —Inspiration can come in many forms, but this one truly was a breath of fresh air. A group of McMaster researchers has solved the problem of cumbersome, expensive and painfully slow water-testing ...
Nanomechanical sensors detect cancer from breath
An array of functionalised membrane-type surface stress sensors (MSS) distinguishes cancer patients from healthy people through a signature response to breath samples.
Evidence that land animals evolved the ability to breathe air as ancient fish
(Phys.org) —In a major evolutionary discovery, Flinders University palaeontologist Professor John Long (pictured) has found evidence to show that four-legged animals first developed the ability to breathe ...
Random Breath Test tactics fail to deter drunk drivers
Western Australia's random breath testing strategy may be capturing more drink-drivers but not deterring drink-driving behaviour for the community.
Eating nuts caused tooth decay in hunter-gatherers
Eating nuts and acorns may have helped hunter-gatherers survive 15,000 years ago in northern Africa but the practice wreaked havoc on their teeth, researchers said Monday.
The mystery of lizard breath: One-way airflow may be 270 million years old
Air flows mostly in a one-way loop through the lungs of monitor lizards – a breathing method shared by birds, alligators and presumably dinosaurs, according to a new University of Utah study.
Scientists confirm functionality of emergency ventilation system for horses
Respiratory or cardiovascular arrest in outdoor animals poses a huge challenge to veterinarians. Ventilation equipment is generally hard to operate and requires electricity and compressed air. Anaesthesiologists ...
RSC condemns helium balloon-powered Atlantic crossing
The Royal Society of Chemistry is troubled by news today of the gross waste of a precious element, in a world record attempt to fly across the Atlantic using helium balloons.
China seen facing uphill struggle against pollution
China's newly announced measures to combat pollution by slashing emissions from major polluting industries and holding local officials responsible could take 18 years to bring air quality within acceptable standards, analysts ...