Monthly Archives: July 2010

Insulin signaling key to caste development in bees

What makes a bee grow up to be a queen? Scientists have long pondered this mystery. Now, researchers in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University have fit a new piece into the puzzle of bee development. Their … Continue reading

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Propolis Could Help Treat Spinal Cord Injuries

Ethanol Extract of Chinese Propolis Facilitates Functional Recovery of Locomotor Activity after Spinal Cord Injury Read more

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Honey Bee Venom Alleviates Depression

Scientists researching a toxin extracted from the venom of the honey bee have used this to inform the design of new treatments to alleviate the symptoms of conditions such as muscular dystrophy, depression and dementia. Read more

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UPDATE 2-Monsanto fined $2.5 mln on pesticide/seed misbrand

Monsanto Co (MON.N) has agreed to pay a $2.5 million fine for misbranding biotech cotton seeds in what regulators called the largest settlement of its kind for violating U.S. insecticide law.

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Study isolates powerful antibiotic protein in honey

Using a novel approach of successively neutralizing the bactericidal factors of medical-grade honey, researchers have isolated an antibiotic protein called defensin-1 that accounts for honey’s well known antibacterial properties, according a study published in The Journal of the Federation of … Continue reading

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Support for Bangor University research on tough bees

Scientists hoping to breed bees resistant to disease and harsh Welsh weather say they have been inundated by offers of help. Read more

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