Nose job: Dogs can sniff out epilepsy

It's the first evidence that patients emit a characteristic odour while having a seizure
Clare Pain

In a feat that’s not to be sniffed at, researchers have shown that dogs can be trained to detect the signature scent of an epileptic seizure.

It’s the first study to show that a smell of seizure can be detected in people even if they have a variety of seizure-types and their own individual odours, the authors say.