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NHGRI targets 12 more organisms for genome sequencing

.... The wasp will serve as a good comparison for the honey bee genome, which has been sequenced already. Two ...lude the dog, the mouse, the rat, the chicken, the honey bee, two fruit flies, the sea urchin, two puffer fish, two sea squirts, two roundworms, several fung...

Bee mites suppress bee immunity, open door for viruses and bacteria

...tem by the mites. The Varroa destructor mite is a honey bee parasite that feeds much like a tick on the bo...in 1987. They quickly infested western or European honey bees. One sign of infection is the presence of bees with deformed wings. Also, sometimes seemingly h...

Mayan stingless bee keeping: Going, going, gone?

Long before Europeans brought honey bees (Apis mellifera) to the Americas, Mayan bee keepers harvested honey from the log nests of stingless bees native to tropical forests. Now, colleagues from the Colegio de...

NHGRI Selects 13 More Organisms for Genome Sequencing

...lude the dog, the mouse, the rat, the chicken, the honey bee, ten fruit flies, the sea urchin, two puffer fish, two sea squirts, two roundworms, over a dozen fungi, baker’s yeast and the bacterium Escherichia coli. Organisms currently in the NHGRI sequencing pipeline include: macaque, orangutan, cow, platy...

Possible treatment found for 'chemobrain'

...lude the dog, the mouse, the rat, the chicken, the honey bee, ten fruit flies, the sea urchin, two puffer fish, two sea squirts, two roundworms, over a dozen fungi, baker’s yeast and the bacterium Escherichia coli. Organisms currently in the NHGRI sequencing pipeline include: macaque, orangutan, cow, platy...

Scientists and engineers apply nature's design to human problems

...ation techniques based on the foraging strategy of honey bees. Assistant Professor of Applied Physiology Young-Hui Chang and Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Lena Ting use neuro-mechanical control principles derived from animals to engineer prosthetics and robots. Yen noted that biomim...

Primates harvest bee nests in Ugandan reserve

... Batwa Pygmies, who have traditionally harvested honey for food, located 228 bee nests (both honeybees an... collection or the seasonality of flowering. Both honey bees and stingless bees make honey. Apis mellifera, the most commonly cultivated honeybee, is native...

Sociality of sweat bees evolved simultaneously during climate change

...l insects (such as ants, termites, paper wasps and honey bees) have reached 'a point of no return' in social evolution in which members of the lineage are now unable to revert back to a solitary condition. These insects, however, seem to be able to revert fairly easily," he concluded. Halictid bees, which...

Healing honey: The sweet evidence revealed

...olled clinical trials strongly support the use the honey in wound care; the trials may not have been double...lind testing would be difficult to achieve because honey is a very recognizable substance. Molan concludes, "the barrier to using honey that has existed fo...

Honey helps problem wounds

...ousehold remedy millennia old is being reinstated: honey helps the treatment of some wounds better than the...y, as objective data on the curative properties of honey are thin on the ground. The fact that honey can help wounds to heal is something that was known to ...

Beekeepers work hard for the honey, despite changing tupelo forest

...lar just to get some of it. It's tupelo honey, a honey so distinct, light and smooth that people describe...s they would a fine wine. But the future of tupelo honey production may not be so sweet. Florida State University geography Professor J. Anthony Stallins a...

Looking to a new era in bee research

...urnal, provide new insights into diverse topics in honey bee biology, including neurobiology and the proces... They also address some of the challenges faced by honey bees, including analyses of disease resistant pathways and metabolic adaptations to an all floral d...

New genetic analysis forces re-draw of insect family tree

...h which coincides with Nature's publication of the honey bee genome sequence (also Thursday 26 October 2006...(Bombyx mori), flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum), honey bee (Apis mellifera) and sibling parasitic wasp species (Nasonia vitripennis and Nasonia giraulti). ...

Scientists identify 36 genes, 100 neuropeptides in honey bee brains

From humans to honey bees, neuropeptides control brain activity and, he...ing the roles these peptides play in the life of a honey bee will assist researchers in understanding the roles they play in their human counterparts. There...

Detecting explosives with honeybees

...ry have developed a method for training the common honey bee to detect the explosives used in bombs. Based...Alamos scientists developed methods to harness the honey bee's exceptional olfactory sense where the bees' natural reaction to nectar, a proboscis extension ...

Honey bee genome holds clues to social behavior

By studying the humble honey bee, researchers at the University of Illinois at ...olecular basis of social behavior in humans. "The honey bee (Apis millifera) has been called a model system for social behavior," said Saurabh (pronounced S...

Rearing an army to save wheat

...ood provided as nectar from flowering plants or as honey water increases the number of parasitic wasps produced in each cage. Another part of his thesis project examined whether using special ultraviolet and visible light-transmitting windows increases the number of parasites. "After two years, the rese...

Honeydew honeys are better antioxidants than nectar honeys

... one source of antioxidants. The composition of honey depends greatly on where honeybees collect their r...source of antioxidants, and among honeys, honeydew honey is the best,?says researcher Rosa Ana Pérez, who works at the Instituto Madrileño de Investigación y...

Warning from Asian bees

...se the beginning of a serious threat to Australian honey bee populations. Asian bees are known to have fou... are nowhere near the same league in the volume of honey they produce. In the recent experience of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, they could be...

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