Navigation Links
Colony collapse disorder symposium added to ESA Annual Meeting
Date:10/17/2007

Lanham, MD; October 17, 2007A late-breaking symposium, Colony Collapse Disorder in Honey Bees: Insight Into Status, Potential Causes, and Preventive Measures, has recently been added to the 55th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America (ESA), to be held in San Diego, December 9-12. The symposium, headed by entomologists Diana Cox-Foster (Penn State University) and Jeff Pettis (USDA-ARS), will explore possible factors that may have caused honey bee deaths since 2006, such as pathogens, parasites, viruses, bacteria, disease, pesticide exposure, and breeding practices. In addition, the myths and mysteries of CCD will be discussed, as well as possible ways to combat the phenomenon.

This symposium will introduce many of the areas of concern for bee health and Colony Collapse Disorder, and it features many of the top scientists who are tackling CCD, said Cox-Foster. In addition, the speakers will profile many of the cutting-edge techniques that are allowing us to determine what causes are underlying declines in honey bee health. Many of these approaches are applicable to looking at disease outbreaks in other organisms, including humans.

The four-hour symposium will feature a dozen speakers, all of whom are listed at http://www.entsoc.org/ccd.htm along with the titles of their presentations. It is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 in the Golden West room (near the Atlas Ballroom) at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center.

One silver lining in the cloud that hangs over bee health is that the public has become more aware of the invaluable role that pollinators play in our lives, said Dr. Pettis. While this session on CCD will focus on honey bee health and the implications for pollination of agricultural crops, the need to preserve all pollinatorsbirds, bats, bees and butterfliesis finally getting some long overdue attention.


'/>"/>

Contact: Richard Levine
rlevine@entsoc.org
301-731-4535
Entomological Society of America
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Discovering an ecosystem beneath a collapsed Antarctic ice shelf
2. Did humans cause ecosystem collapse in ancient Australia?
3. Ongoing collapse of coral reef shark populations
4. By 2048 all current fish, seafood species projected to collapse
5. Association of herpesvirus with lung disorder questioned
6. Newly discovered virus linked to childhood lung disorders and Kawasaki disease
7. Mouse brain tumors mimic those in human genetic disorder
8. Beyond lithium for bipolar disorder
9. UCLA launches $20 million stem cell institute to investigate HIV, cancer and neurological disorders
10. Iron exporter revealed that may explain common human disorder
11. Mystery Blood Vessel Disorder Implicated In Mini Strokes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/1/2014)... It may be possible to train the brain ... according to new research by scientists at the Jean ... HNRCA) at Tufts University and at Massachusetts General Hospital. ... Diabetes , a brain scan study in adult men ... the addictive power of unhealthy food while also increasing ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... nocturnal animals, bats are perfectly adapted to a life without ... the reflected echoes to measure distance to obstacles or prey. ... echo delays. A study carried out by researchers at Technische ... this map dynamically adapts to external factors. , ... flies in too close to an object, the number of ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... provides a fast and accurate tool to diagnose ... The newly developed test (TAM-TB assay) is the ... in children. The test features excellent specificity, a ... speed of a blood test. The promising findings ... tuberculosis in children, particularly in tuberculosis-endemic regions. , ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Training your brain to prefer healthy foods 2Zooming in for a safe flight 2New tuberculosis blood test in children is reliable and highly specific 2
... 30, 2014 Scientists from the Florida campus of ... $1.8 million from the National Cancer Institute of the ... that underlie lung cancer and to use this information ... TSRI associate professor, will be principal investigator of the ...
... Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology ... model of a simplified cell membrane to accurately detect ... disease, bacterial vaginosis (BV), at extraordinarily low concentrations. The ... to improve disease diagnosis. Caused by the bacteria ...
... (Lebanon, NH, 1/30/14) Dartmouth researchers developed a new biological ... (PHPN), to identify underlying genetic connections between different diseases ... The PHPN mines the data present in large ... or pathways and expresses them in a visual form. ...
Cached Biology News:NIST cell membrane model studied as future diagnostic tool 2Dartmouth researchers develop new tool to identify genetic risk factors 2
(Date:9/1/2014)... 2014 The global oligonucleotide synthesis ... 2019 from $1,070.7 million in 2014, growing at ... The global oligonucleotide synthesis market is categorized on ... users, and geography. The synthesized oligonucleotides segment is ... the oligonucleotide synthesis market during the forecast period, ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... PARSIPPANY, N.J. , Aug. 31, 2014 ... New Drug Discovery program in Anti-Infective research when two ... the coveted Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) status from ... granted to drugs which act against pathogens which have ... and are identified by Centre for Disease Control (a ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... 2014 Market Research Report ... and in-depth research report on the Polyacrylamide ... including Polyacrylamide definition, classification, application, and industry ... This research covers the international market analysis, ... industry analysis covering macroeconomic environment & economic ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 ... Industry is a professional and in-depth study on ... industry in Global and China. , The report ... definitions, applications and industry chain structure. Global market ... with a focus on history, developments, trends and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:9.8% CAGR for Oligonucleotide Synthesis Market Globally to 2019 Says a New Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 29.8% CAGR for Oligonucleotide Synthesis Market Globally to 2019 Says a New Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 39.8% CAGR for Oligonucleotide Synthesis Market Globally to 2019 Says a New Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 49.8% CAGR for Oligonucleotide Synthesis Market Globally to 2019 Says a New Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 5U.S. FDA Grants QIDP Status for Wockhardt Anti-Infective Drug Discovery Program 2U.S. FDA Grants QIDP Status for Wockhardt Anti-Infective Drug Discovery Program 3International Polyacrylamide Industry & Copper Iodide Market Data Analysis Now Available at DeepResearchReports.com 2International Polyacrylamide Industry & Copper Iodide Market Data Analysis Now Available at DeepResearchReports.com 3Electrical Insulating Varnish Market World, China Regional Analysis & 2020 Forecasts Available at DeepResearchReports.com 2Electrical Insulating Varnish Market World, China Regional Analysis & 2020 Forecasts Available at DeepResearchReports.com 3
... day that Wisconsin has a chance to attract a major federal ... National Wildlife Health Center was established in Madison, and nearly ... over the University of Michigan as the site for ... immensely to the world's knowledge of wildlife diseases and forests - ...
... There are many consultants and consulting firms that use slogans ... as the inquisitive ear of executive management. Economic development equals ... ,When a slogan or phrase rings true, it stands the ... and hats it is printed on. , ,I believe EDEBC ...
... a Hartford-based technology services company, has announced plans to ... village of Germantown , but the company also ... , ,Techware, which provides computer consulting services to businesses, ... the western half of Germantown with three antennas installed ...
Cached Biology Technology:National Bio and Agro Defense fits Wisconsin 2National Bio and Agro Defense fits Wisconsin 3National Bio and Agro Defense fits Wisconsin 4Locations must have connectivity to be viable 2Locations must have connectivity to be viable 3Locations must have connectivity to be viable 4Techware revives broadband project 2
...
... pLivSelect is a direct antibiotic-based selection ... solely on colony survival, eliminating the need ... inexpensive process provides close to 100% accuracy ... ideal platform for robot colony picking. This ...
... pLivSelect is a direct antibiotic-based selection ... solely on colony survival, eliminating the need ... inexpensive process provides close to 100% accuracy ... ideal platform for robot colony picking. This ...
... semi-skirted PCR plate, Directly compatible with ABI ... deck for improved sealing characteristics can ... mats or cap strips, Certified free of ... are part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, the ...
Biology Products: