They put their tongues out as soon as they smell
This quality came due to continuous training
Preparations for bio chip also in progress
Netherlands scientists are training bees
Amsterdam: Bees will be used for rapid corona test. The method of quick
screening of corona by bees may be implemented soon. Scientists have trained
bees for this to make them uniquely identifiable. Now they can detect the smell of
the virus and as soon as they get this smell, they take out their tongue. This
shows that there is presence of corona virus in front. In this way corona patients
can be examined at a much faster pace than the current method. Scientists are
specially training bees for this so that they can detect the smell of corona virus
immediately. Examining this method may come as a highly convenient option in
poor countries. In the present investigation, it takes time and its cost is also high.
Because of this price, this investigation is going on very slowly in many poor
countries. Professor Wim van der Poel of the Wageningen University,
Netherlands, said that bees are present everywhere in the world. Examining them
through specialized equipment by training them would prove to be relatively
inexpensive. Scientists have trained 150 bees for this under research. Scientists
have practiced placing the corona virus in a solution mixed with water and sugar
in front of them. Due to constant practice, these bees have learned to put out their
tongues from the smell of corona virus, not sugar and water solution.
Bees have been 95 percent successful in experiment
After training, it has been observed that as soon as they get the smell of corona
virus, they take out their tongue and it is a work of few seconds. Earlier these bees
used to lick the tongue of sugar and water solution. But later she has learned to do
so by recognizing the smell of corona virus. The research team is working
towards achieving 95 percent successes in this test. Prior to the use of insect kites,
the test to detect landmines present under the ground has been successful. The
same has been done on several occasions to trace minerals.
They were used to detect explosives earlier See video
Under this experiment running on bees, whenever new bees were applied in this
work, before that they were allowed to cool in the freeze to reduce their activity.
The bees are then placed in a small glabrous shell. So that they remain stable and
can only use the power of smelling. Along with this, scientists also want to make
a bio chip which can react by smelling like them. After this type of bio chip is
created, the need to do such investigation by capturing bees will also be
eliminated. Corona virus screening has also been tested before with dogs. In
which the ability of virus detection of dogs has been found to be up to 96 percent
effective. Professor Dirk de Graf of the University of Ghent, Belgium, said that
if this happens, the money and time it takes to test the laboratory will be saved.
Presently, due to the expansion of Corona, its investigation has become more
urgent in a short time.