Jelly Belly Jelly Beans in a tiny little bottle – The American company Jelly Belly is packing 42 ounces of Jelly Belly liquid food jelly in clear, tiny bottles. The tiny bottles are sealed with a click-on, push-on, snap-on lid. There’s no opening for air to get inside the bottle. And just like their big brother, Jelly Belly Jelly Beans is designed to last forever.
Bregma & Fos Staining: Injection of diluted blood into a petri dish using Fos staining reagents revealed that there was a significant concentration of the dye in the treated dishes (controls) when the treatment was administered intravenously. When blood was injected into individual vials of Jelly Belly Jelly Beans in various concentrations (ranging from very low amounts to extremely high amounts), there was also an increase in the intensity of color intensity detected using fos staining. In one study, the intensity of color in untreated controls was found to be significantly more intense than in treated vials of jelly beans. This finding is encouraging since it indicates that there may be some structural food component in the jelly bean beads that contribute to the color change, but more studies will need to be done to determine whether this is indeed the case.
Quantification by Fos-Staining: The dye for the liquid food jelly was used as a monoclonal antibody to examine the structure and function of the jelly material during in-vitro fertilization. There was a significant increase in the percentage of antibodies specific to the human insulin binding globulins (HGB), glycosaminoglycan, glycogen, and nucleic acids (NAcs) in treated samples as compared with controls. Interestingly, there was a trend towards an increased sensitivity to HGB binding to controls. This observation is intriguing since HGB are important structural tissues in the human body. This study also demonstrates the importance of quantification of immunoreactivity by fos-staining in immunofluorescent immuno-assays.