Scientific Publications

APOPO’s innovative detection rats technology is based on empirical and published scientific research.
 We operate under rigorous standards and regularly publish results in peer-reviewed journals.

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Mgode G., Weetjens B., Nawrath T., Lazar D., Cox C., Junitana M., Mahoney A., Kuipers D., Machang'u RS., Weiner J., Schulz S. and Kaufman S. (2012). Mycobacterium tuberculosis volatiles for diagnosis of tuberculosis by Cricetomys rats. Tuberculosis, 92 (6), 535–542
Mahoney A., Durgin A., Poling A., Weetjens B., Cox C., Tewelde T., and Gilbert T. (2012). Mine Detection Rats: Effects of Repeated Extinction on Detection Accuracy. The Journal of ERW and Mine Action. 16(3), 22.
Mahoney A., Weetjens B., Cox C., et al. (2012). Pouched Rats’ Detection of Tuberculosis in Human Sputum: Comparison to Culturing and Polymerase Chain Reaction. Tuberculosis Research and Treatment, vol. 2012, 716989
Durgin A., Nolen-Walston R., Beyene N., Mahoney a., Cox C., Weetjens B. and Poling A. (2012). Olfactory detection of Salmonella Enterica Serovar Newport in horse fecal samples using giant African pouched rats: a proof-of-principle study. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 26. 741-742.
Beyene N., Mahoney A., Cox C., Weetjens B., Makingi G., Mgode G. et al. (2012). APOPO's tuberculosis research agenda: achievements, challenges and prospects. Tanzania Journal of Health Research. 14.2
Mgode G., Weetjens B., Cox C., Jubitana M., Machang’u R, et al. (2012). Ability of Cricetomys Rats to Detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis and discriminate it from other Microorganisms. Tuberculosis Journal (Edinb). 2012 Mar;92(2):182-6.
Nawrath T, Mgode GF, Weetjens B, Kaufmann SH, Schulz S. (2012). The volatiles of pathogenic and nonpathogenic mycobacteria and related bacteria. The Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry. 2012, 8: 290–-299.
Mgode, G., et al. 2011. Diagnosis of tuberculosis by African giant pouched rats and confounding impact of pathogens and microflora of the respiratory tract. Journal of Clinical Microbiology: 01199-11.