Monthly Archives: January 2011

Bee Venom May Help Treat Parkinson’s Disease

Bee Venom Reduces Neuroinflammation in the MPTP-Induced Model of Parkinson’s Disease. Int J Neurosci, 2011 Jan 26 Read more

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Propolis Solution May Help Prevent Post-Harvest Fruit Diseases

Potential Application of Northern Argentine Propolis to Control Some Phytopathogenic Bacteria Microbiol Res, 2011 Jan 13 The antimicrobial activity of samples of Northern Argentine propolis (Tucumán, Santiago del Estero and Chaco) against phytopathogenic bacteria was assessed and the most active … Continue reading

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European Union Exploits Stockholm Convention

Driven by trade interest, EU is pushing Endosulfan for POP listing Elimination of Endosulfan is expected to severely impact pollination and India’s farming Read more

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Honey May Help Prevent Drug Resistance in Cancer Chemotherapy

Recently various P-gp inhibitors (chemosensitizers) are studied extensively to reverse MDR. In this scenario, we propose honey with multitude of polyphenolic flavonoids as a plausible candidate for inhibiting the P-gp proteins. Read more

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Scandinavian Sweep At Bocuse d’Or, Team USA Uses White House Honey

Food writer Josh Stein, live-tweeting from the competition, revealed that in addition to receiving a good-luck letter from President Obama, Team USA featured honey from the White House in their meat dish. Read more

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MP suggests pesticides contributing to demise of bees

AN OPPOSITION MP has called on the Government to do more to stem the decline of bee numbers in the UK. In a letter to Defra, Martin Caton, the Labour MP for Gower, suggested that a group of systemic pesticides … Continue reading

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New research on honeybee illness

Ecologist Colin Henderson co-authored a study that may have identified the cause of the honeybee illness that has plagued U.S. bees since 2006. Henderson, 59, is an associate professor of biology at the University of Montana. He and colleagues there … Continue reading

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Propolis Component Helps Reduce Risks Type 2 Diabetes

The nuclear receptor peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) γ plays an important role in adipocyte differentiation. Its ligands, including thiazolidinediones, improve insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetes. Read more

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Bees Know More than Beekeepers: Getting The Best From Your Bees, Published by Outskirts Press

Press release: Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Getting The Best From Your Bees by David MacFawn and Chris Slade. The authors’ most recent book to date is a 6 x 9 paperback in the crafts and hobbies reference category and … Continue reading

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ropolis Could Prevent Spread of Food-Borne Pathogens

Honey and molasses are both natural humectants, meaning they attract and hold on to moisture. They are also excellent ingredients to use in creating your own conditioning hair pack to help combat dry winter hair Read more

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