Pigeons that Identify Breast Cancer

Most of you know the pigeon as that pesky bird that sits in the streets with its pack of buddies in large cities. Some of you might not know that this well-known bird has a long history of working with humans to accomplish different tasks. Pigeons can detect emotions in people’s faces and even select certain letters in the alphabet.

In today’s world however, the pigeon has evolved to much more important tasks. They are surprisingly very good at detecting cancer. After being shown images of human breast cells, they were able to spot malignancies (tumor). Now this doesn’t mean that the birds will be performing surgeries anytime soon, but it does prove the intelligence of the pigeon. While spotting tumors on images of breast cells is one thing, pigeons could be used for further medical advancements in the future whether it is cosmetic or traditional surgery.

Star Plastic Surgery in Novi, Michigan is up to date with all of the advancements in technology in the medical world and our board-certified plastic surgeons are ready to discuss any questions you may have about cosmetic surgery.