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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Pigeons x humans in recognizing mammograms

Pigeons diagnose breast cancer on X-rays as well as radiologists
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“Pigeons do just as well as humans in categorizing digitized slides and mammograms of benign and malignant human breast tissue,” said Richard Levenson, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at UC Davis Health System and lead author of a new open-access study in PLoS One by researchers at the University of California, Davis and The University of Iowa. “The pigeons were able to … more…

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