Yearly Archives: 2010

Propolis Toothpaste Promotes Healing

High Functional Tooth Paste Made From Nanoemulsion Gel Read more

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Artificial bee eye gives insight into insects’ visual world

Despite their tiny brains, bees have remarkable navigation capabilities based on their vision. Now scientists have recreated a light-weight imaging system mimicking a honeybee’s field of view, which could change the way we build mobile robots and small flying vehicles. … Continue reading

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Bee Venom as an Alternative to Botox

According to Total Beauty, bee venom, which is extracted from the stings of honey bees, is all the rage and even The Duchess of Cornwall has benefitted from this latest creation, which is being dubbed as an alternative to Botox… … Continue reading

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Library beehives example of resurgence in beekeeping

In the heart of Utah’s most urban setting you’ll find something quite unexpected. It’s a bit of experiment that is literally taking off. There’s often a steady migration to the fifth floor of the Salt Lake City Library — of … Continue reading

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USDA provides assistance to producers of honeybees, livestock and farm-raised fish

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that disaster assistance will be issued to livestock, honeybee and farm-raised fish producers that suffered losses in 2008 because of disease, adverse weather or other conditions. Read more

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Nanoparticle ‘Smart Bomb’ To Target Cancer Cells Created From Novel Bee Venom Derivative

New research in the FASEB Journal shows that a peptide derived from bee venom can deliver liposomes bearing drugs or diagnostic dyes to specific cells or tissues Read more

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New Biologically Active Compounds from Kenyan Propolis

From propolis samples from Kenya, two new arylnaphtalene lignans were isolated, tetrahydrojusticidin B 1 and 6-methoxydiphyllin 2, along with four known phenolic compounds 5–8, found for the first time in propolis. The structures of the compounds were elucidated based on … Continue reading

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Propolis Recommended to Treat Infertility, Boost Sexual and Intellectual Functions

F. M. Ali, an Egyptian doctor at Ain Shams University, showed that propolis appears to be effective in treating infertility caused by endometriosis. In this small, randomized trial, the doctor found the bee propolis a viable treatment. The researcher studied … Continue reading

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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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