The most effective cancer treatment today is early diagnosis. The earlier the cancer is detected, the greater the chance of treatment success.
Although early diagnosis has some obstacles today, the scientific world is looking for new ways to do it much more easily. As a newly published study proved again that ants can be used in the diagnosis of cancer.
Ants can smell cancer:
The research, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, found carcinogenic tumors in ants.as you can smell‘ he pointed. Of course, the ‘sniffing’ of ants was possible thanks to their antennae, which had no nose.
Ants are cancerous with their olfactory receptors in their antennae. emitted by coal Chemicals they can smell. Of course, in order to smell, these chemicals must first be excreted by the human body.
These chemicals are found in bodily fluids such as sweat and urine. The ants can then smell the chemicals in these fluids to determine whether or not a tumor is present.
So how was this discovery made?
Scientists presented mouse urine samples in vitro to 70 ants of the black Formica fusca species. Some of the three tests contain the urine of mice with tumors, and some do not contain tumor urine.
In the past, ants reacted according to a certain smell by the reward they were trained. The ants were in a container with four different tubes, these four tubes were either empty, had the scent they were conditionally trained with (charcoal), or had a different scent.
In all the studies conducted, ants showed successful results. According to scientists, this discovery may enter our lives as a cheap method of early detection of cancer.
Source: Web Tekno
Ashley Johnson is a science writer for “Div Bracket”. With a background in the natural sciences and a passion for exploring the mysteries of the universe, she provides in-depth coverage of the latest scientific developments.