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Ethiopian Honey Effective Against Oral Fungus in AIDS Patients

This study aimed to determine the antifungal effect of Ethiopian multiflora honey against Candida species isolated from the oral cavity of AIDS patients. Read more

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Manuka Honeys May Reduce Oral Pathogens Within Dental Plaque

Honey has been used since ancient times and more recently, for the healing of wounds and against infectious diseases.The aim of our study was to investigate the effect of two manuka honeys showing different potencies of their antibacterial activity, on … Continue reading

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Brazilian Propolis Effective Against Bacteria That Cause Tooth Decay

A New Type of Brazilian Propolis: Prenylated Benzophenones in Propolis from Amazon and Effects Against Cariogenic BacteriaFood Chemistry, Volume 125, Issue 3, 1 April 2011, Pages 966-972 Read more

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Buzz about U professor is ‘genius’

A University of Minnesota bee researcher gets a big surprise: a MacArthur “genius” grant. Read more

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Scientists and Soldiers Solve a Bee Mystery

Since 2006, 20 to 40 percent of the bee colonies in the United States alone have suffered “colony collapse.” Suspected culprits ranged from pesticides to genetically modified food. Now, a unique partnership — of military scientists and entomologists — appears … Continue reading

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Honeybees are ‘cleverer’ in the morning: study

Honeybees are better at learning new odours in the morning and the early-rising bee catches the best flower and the best meal, a new study has found. 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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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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Microbial team may be culprit in colony collapse disorder

New research from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) identifies a new potential cause for “Colony Collapse Disorder” in honeybees. A group of pathogens including a fungus and family of viruses may be working together to cause the decline. … Continue reading

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Researchers embark on 3-year study of bees in North Dakota

A University of Minnesota-backed research team has embarked on a three-year, $500,000 study to determine how changing landscape in North Dakota’s prairie pothole region affects the health of bees and their ability to pollinate crops nationwide. Read more

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