Day: May 4, 2017

Princess Pheromone ‘Turns’ Ants into Queens

A princess pheromone allows ants to identify their queens, says a new study published in the journal Animal Behaviour. Indian jumping ants (scientific name: Harpegnathos saltator) spot their queens thanks to a princess pheromone, which also helps them to get rid of unwanted queens! Before an ant becomes a queen, it first needs to go

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Human Inner Ear Grown in Laboratory

Human inner ear tissues have been grown in laboratory, a scientific breakthrough that could lead to treatment for hearing impairment. The findings are published in the journal Nature Biotechnology. A team of researchers from Indiana University (IU) have successfully grown inner ear tissues from human stem cells. The aim of this endeavour is to test new

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