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This Insect’s Defensive Fluid Could Have Medical Applications

May 31st, 2017

You may have heard of the insects known as “blister beetles.” Like so many insects, blister beetles produce a substance that has defensive purposes. This substance is very bitter to the taste. Researchers believe that this bitter substance, called cantharidin, has anti-cancer properties. This substance is found in two different organisms. One of these organisms…

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