Can Insects Recognize Death

Insects Senses Death


Insects Senses Death: Oleic acid is a known fatty acid chemical released in the form of pheromones by certain insects upon death. Insects identify this fatty acid by its scent, and it signifies death and the possibility of disease to them. Insects avoid the source of this scent. When an any insect dies, the other same insect species don’t notice. They walk around it as if it wasn’t there, or was just an ant standing still. Three days later, they notice. Read More

Scientists successfully develops blood cells from skin cells

a-star-blood-cellsSINGAPORE: A team of scientists led by A*STAR’s Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) and Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) have artificially generated new mouse blood and immune cells from skin cells. This is an important initial step to the final aim: the engineering of new human blood cells from skin cells or other artificial sources. One of the main challenges of regenerative medicine is to produce new blood. Read More

New algae ingredient, a sustainable alternative to fish oil

terravia-bunge-algaprimeSAN FRANCISCO, US: TerraVia Holdings Inc (TVIA) in collaboration with Bunge Limited (BG) has developed an omega-3-rich whole algae ingredient, AlgaPrime DHA. This ingredient maintains the levels of omega-3s in farmed salmon and the human diet and is a sustainably obtained substitute to fish oil ingredients, instantly meeting the rising consumer demand for salmon without further reducing marine fish stocks. Read More

Muriatic Acid test for carbonate minerals

hcl-acid-testMuriatic Acid test: Hydrochloric acid is known as spirits of salt or acidum salis and its formula is HCl. Other name for HCl is muriatic acid. In muriatic acid Muriatic means pertaining to brine or salt. HCl is a strong acid, highly corrosive with many industrial applications. Hydrochloric acid is found naturally in gastric acid. HCl is used in the neutralization of waste streams, the recovery of zinc from galvanized iron scrap. Read More