Portuguese designer Susana Soares has developed a device for detecting cancer and other serious diseases using trained bees. The bees are placed in a glass chamber into which the patient exhales; the bees fly into a smaller secondary chamber if they detect cancer.
Scientists have found that honey bees - Apis mellifera - have an extraordinary sense of smell that is more acute than that of a sniffer dog and can detect airborne molecules in the parts-per-trillion range.
Bees can be trained to detect specific chemical odours, including the biomarkers associated with diseases such as tuberculosis, lung, skin and pancreatic cancer.
Jon Jacobsen born 1989 in Quintero, Chile is a self-taught fine art photographer from Chile with a degree in graphic design and multimedia communication. He started creating conceptual self-portraits at age fifteen in his hometown. Jacobsen work contains graphic, narrative images utilizing symbolism and the surreal, and continues to evolve through fashion editorials and fine art photography, has been featured prominently in Chile both in exhibits and publications.
Jacobsen is based in Santiago, Chile where he continues to work with designers and artists both in Chile and abroad.