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Scientists use bed bugs' own chemistry against them

... said Joshua Benoit, lead author of the study and a doctoral candidate in entomology studying under David Denlinger at Ohio State University. ... The research is published in the current issue of the Journal of Medical entomology . The two bed bug alarm pheromone ingredients are known as ...

Sausalito team wins Häagen-Dazs-UC Davis 'Bee Friendly' garden competition

... Hagen-Dazs ice cream committed $125,000 to the UC Davis Department of entomology for the garden project. This encompasses site planning, preparation and ... said Lynn Kimsey, professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of entomology and director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. "The garden will be a ...

Sauslito team wins Haagen-Dazs-Dazs-UC Davis 'Bee Friendly' garden competition

... Hagen-Dazs ice cream committed $125,000 to the UC Davis Department of entomology for the garden project. This encompasses site planning, preparation and ... said Lynn Kimsey, professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of entomology and director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. "The garden will be a ...

Smaller mosquitoes are more likey to be infected with viruses causing human diseases

... Medicine and Hygiene . Barry Alto, Ph.D., Director of the Medical entomology Program at the Illinois Natural History Survey, along with Assistant ... them for infection. The research was conducted at the Florida Medical entomology Laboratory. The researchers painstakingly took into account the size of ...

DEET in Bug Spray Tied to Neural Damage in Mice

... implications this has for humans." "DEET has been used for a very long time with very few bad outcomes," added Susan Paskewitz, a professor of entomology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. "People have killed themselves by drinking it, but you can do that with alcohol or salt. And a few have had ...

How social insects recognize dead nestmates

... Dong-Hwan Choe , the lead author of the research paper and a graduate student working towards his doctoral degree with Michael Rust , a professor of entomology at UCR. Choe explained that the research paper's results resolve a conundrum of long-standing in animal behavior and correct a misinterpretation ...

Bed Bug Infestation an Epidemic; Bugs Found in Cell Phone, TVs and Keyboards

... Deutsch, technical director for Arrow Exterminating Company, Inc., is a Board Certified Entomologist with 30 years experience in the field of Urban entomology and Public Health. Mike is a registered instructor with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and is on the board of directors ...

Bed Bugs Bring No Disease Danger

... is a nuisance effect from bed bug bites, the public health significance is minimal," said study author Jerome Goddard, an associate professor of entomology at Mississippi State University in Jackson. "It's not good. Nobody wants to have blood sucked out of them, but in the scheme of things, they're not ...

Bed Bugs, Nearly Eradicated, Make a Comeback

... of the pyrethroid toxins, such as deltamethrin, commonly used against them, according to a report in the current issue of the Journal of Medical entomology . Such nervous system poisons normally would paralyze and kill the nocturnal blood suckers. Toxicologists at the University of Massachusetts ...

Honey Bees on Cocaine 'Dance' When Food Is Found

... for food, the study authors reported. "It's not like they're gyrating wildly on the dance floor out of control," study leader Gene Robinson, an entomology and neuroscience professor at University of Illinois, said in a news release issued by the school. "This is a patterned response. It gives distance ...

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Entomology in Biological News

Symposia selected for Entomological Society of America meeting

... to Teach Evolutionary Concepts Celebrating entomology at the USDA Agricultural Research Service ... and Future of IPM Celebrating the Role of entomology in the Genomics Revolution Colleagues, ... Chemicals, Signals, and Interactions entomology and Bioenergy Insect Molecular Physiology: ...

Pest management specialist Charles Summers wins prestigious Woodworth Award

... 1970, and a member of UC Davis Department of entomology faculty since 1992, will receive the award at the ... "The award recognizes his contributions to entomology over the last 10 years but in reality it is for a ... in zoology in 1964 and his master's degree in entomology in 1966. He earned his doctorate ...

UC Davis chemical ecologist wins major award

... ecologist Walter Leal, professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis, is the ... Colleague Ring Card, chair of the Department of entomology at UC Riverside, lauded Leal as "one of the ... his tenure as chair, the UC Davis Department of entomology was ranked last November as the No. 1 department ...

Entomological Society of America names 2008 award winners

... and extension specialist in the Department of entomology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He completed his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in entomology at Texas A&M University, and earned his B.S. degree in entomology at Cornell University. Baxendale has extensive ...

Entomological Society of America names new Fellows for 2008

... an academic appointment with the Department of entomology at Texas A&M University, worked through the ... and book chapters in medical and agricultural entomology and insect pathology, and has edited or co-edited ... his master's degree (1975) and Ph.D. (1978) in entomology at the University of California, Riverside. His ...

Entomological Society announces 2007 award winners

... William (Bill) D. Hutchison, is a professor of entomology and extension entomologist at the University of ... Distinguished Achievement Award in Horticultural entomology This award honors any entomologist who has ... an associate editor for Journal of Economic entomology and Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. ...

Entomological Society of America recognizes 2007 fellows and honorary members

... actively in ESA affairs and served the field of entomology with distinction. The honorees will be recognized ... for his research and teaching in forest entomology at the University of Georgia, where he has served ... has been on the faculty of the Department of entomology at Iowa State University for 29 years. He served ...

Penn State entomologists seek fungus to blunt mosquitoes' sense of smell

... researchers, who include Thomas Baker and Matthew Thomas, professors of entomology and Andrew Read, professor of biology and entomology and Eberly College of Science distinguished senior scholar, are all part ...

UC Riverside professor receives top scientific honor

... such as malaria and dengue," said Ring Card, chair of UCR's Department of entomology . Raikhel was raised and educated in the Soviet Union. He obtained his ... the mosquito from disease. Raikhel came to UCR's Department of entomology in January 2002 from Michigan State University. He is a recipient of many ...

Penn State researcher wins Entomological Society of America award

... of America (ESA). The award honors young professionals working in entomology who have demonstrated innovation through contributions within any area of ... the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. She received her doctorate in entomology from the University of Georgia. De Moraes' primary scientific interests ...

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Entomology in Biological Technology

Virginia Tech researchers discover how mosquitoes avoid succumbing to viruses they transmit

... "There is a war going on," said Zach Adelman, assistant professor of entomology at Virginia Tech. The war is at the cellular level, between the host ... antiviral response," said Kevin M. Myles, assistant professor of entomology at Virginia Tech. Myles, Adelman, and their Ph.D. students, who are ...

Digesting the termite digestome -- a way to make biofuels?

... to our fuel supplies, then we may well require the assistance of some tiny insect helpers, says Michael Scharf, an assistant professor of entomology at the University of Florida, Gainesville. In a review to be published in Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining , Scharf and his colleague Aurlien ...

Scientists call for more access to biotech crop data

... analyses showed that adoption of biotech cotton in Arizona helped to reduce insecticide use while sustaining yields. Carrire, a UA professor of entomology who has done many of the analyses, said, "You have to protect the privacy of the farmers. We've done it in Arizona, so why not do it across the ...

Honey bee invaders exploit the genetic resources of their predecessors

... The findings appear online the week of Feb. 25 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The researchers, University of Illinois entomology professor Charles Whitfield and postdoctoral researcher Amro Zayed, analyzed specific markers of change in the genes of honey bees in Africa, Europe, ...

First documented case of pest resistance to biotech cotton

... "Resistance is a decrease in pest susceptibility that can be measured over human experience," said Tabashnik, professor and head of UA's entomology department and an expert in insect resistance to insecticides. "When you use an insecticide to control a pest, some populations eventually evolves ...

New designer toxins kill Bt-resistant insect pests

... ways so we can limit the damage that insects do to crops and the harm they do to people by transmitting disease," said Tabashnik, head of the UA's entomology department and a member of the UA's BIO5 Institute. "Bt toxins are great for that because they only kill certain insects and don't harm other ...
Entomology in Biological Definition

Entomology

... entomology is the scientific study of insects . Insects ... showTocToggle("show","hide") 1 History of entomology 2 Applied entomology 3 Taxonomic specialization 4 ...

Zoology

... zoology ) William Kirby (father of entomology ) Carolus Linnaeus (father of systematics ... Desmond Morris ( ethology ) Thomas Say ( entomology ) E. O Wilson , b. 1929 , ( entomology , founder of sociobiology ) Jakob van Uexkll ...

Endosymbiont

... A. E. Douglas (1998), Nutritional interactions in insect-microbial symbioses: Aphids and Their Symbiotic Bacteria Buchnera , Annual Reviews of entomology , 43, pp. 17-37. Describes possible methods to control the human pathogen causing African sleeping sickness, which is transmitted by tsetse ...

Endosymbiont

... A. E. Douglas (1998), Nutritional interactions in insect-microbial symbioses: Aphids and Their Symbiotic Bacteria Buchnera , Annual Reviews of entomology , 43, pp. 17-37. Describes possible methods to control the human pathogen causing African sleeping sickness, which is transmitted by tsetse ...

Extinction

... percent of all living species could become extinct within 30 years (by 2028). Biologist E.O. Wilson , Professor Emeritus and honorary curator of entomology at Harvard University , in his 2002 book The Future of Life ( ISBN 0679768114 ), estimates that if current rates of human destruction of the ...

Metapopulation

... References Levins, R. (1969) "Some demographic and genetic consequences of environmental heterogeneity for biological control." Bulletin of the entomology Society of America , 71 , 237-240 Hanski, I. Metapopulation Ecology Oxford University Press. 1999. ISBN 0198540655 ...
Entomology in Biological Dictionary

Entomology

... entomology is the scientific study of insects, a branch of ... extension program for students of entomology . Photographs and movies of insects and the damage they cause. From Iowa State University entomology . ... ...

Spiracles

... dictionary and ... blowhole - the spiracle of a cetacean located far back on the skull ... A description of the Glossary of terms relating to entomology ... Spiracles . Holes along the side of an insect's body through which it breathes. Tarsi ... Monarca: Butterfly Beyond Boundaries. ... ...

Cephalothorax

... these animals only have two ( cephalothorax and abdomen) ... Tarantula Terminology is written so that beginners and those without a Ph.D. in entomology can understand it. ... Cephalothorax : Literally "head and thorax" ... The 'Main Cephalothorax ' trope as used in popular culture, with a list ...
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