Monthly Archives: June 2010

German Airports Using “Biodetective” Honeybees To Monitor Air Quality

Environmental monitoring has come a long way since the proverbial canary in the coal mine. Now we use bees. Read more

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Bees may help fight MRSA bugs

A new research led at the University of Strathclyde has suggested that bees could have a key role to play in urgently-needed new treatments to fight the virulent MRSA bug. Read more

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Ten-year plan to help honey bees

HONEY bees are to be given greater protection under a ten-year strategy unveiled yesterday. Read more

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Beekeepers to discuss authenticating honey in New Zealand

Beekeepers will discuss the latest developments in authenticating honey and other bee products at their national conference in Nelson this week. Read more

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Even workers can produce queen bees!

Cape honeybee workers (Apis mellifera capensis) can produce a new queen at any time, new Australian research reveals. Read more

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In A Breakthrough, UCI Chemists Create Synthetic Antibodies That Block Bee Venom

UC Irvine researchers have developed the first “plastic antibodies” successfully employed in live organisms – stopping the spread of bee venom through the bloodstream of mice. Read more

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Island of Honey Bee’s Found In The Dessert

A unique population of honeybees isolated for perhaps the last 10,000 years has been found living at an oasis in the northern Sahara Desert. Read more

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£10m scheme looks at bees in UK

The Swindon-based Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) has launched a £10 million programme to look at the decline of honeybees and other pollinating insects. Read more

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Chilean Propolis Decreases Fat Build Up on Liver

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) covers a wide spectrum of injuries ranging from simple steatosis to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Its main risk factors are disorders associated with metabolic syndrome (MS). Read more

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Propolis Potential Anti-Diabetic Agent

Antidiabetic Effect of Propolis: Reduction of Expression of Glucose-6-Phosphatase Through Inhibition of Y279 and Y216 Autophosphorylation of GSK-3/ in HepG2 Cells Read more

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