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Latest buzz in research: Intoxicated honey bees may clue scientists into drunken human behavior
...a study co-author and a postdoctoral researcher in entomology
at Ohio State University. Researchers gave honey b...a study co-author and a postdoctoral researcher in entomology
at Ohio State. Mustard concurred. "On the molecular level, the brains of honey bees and humans work ...
Farmers don't need a new superstar toxin to fight bugs
...Barry Pittendrigh, a Purdue associate professor of entomology
and lead author of the study. "We found that moder... The other researchers are Larry Murdock, Purdue entomology
professor; Patrick Gaffney, formerly of the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Joseph Huesing, Monsant...
Health concerns: Mosquito mapping may help
...The Knowledge Engineering Lab in the department of entomology
at Texas A&M University is heading up the project ...or Brazos County by Catherine Zindler, a Texas A&M entomology
graduate student, the system will allow health officials to target disease hot spots and determine w...
DNA movement linked to formation of antibody genes
...a University of California, Riverside professor of entomology
is part of a team that has linked the movement of small pieces of DNA, known as transposable elements, to a process called V(D)J recombination that produces the genetic diversity responsible for the production of antibodies. This will help scientists...
Insects, viruses could hold key for better human teamwork in disasters
...f infectious diseases in human populations. In the entomology
area, they are looking at honeybees' (Apis mellife...and of psychology; and Gene Robinson, professor of entomology
and of neuroscience. Stuart Foltz, also a co-principal investigator, is a civil engineer at the U.S....
Bugs, even 'bad' ones, can be educationally beneficial, new book says
...r research," said Waldbauer, professor emeritus of entomology
at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Of the 900,000 known species of insects, a mere 2 percent are considered pests. Just as some plants growing where they are not wanted are considered weeds, insects are considered pests only when they...
Researchers find three major beetle groups coming up one testis short
...r beetle thing," said James Liebherr, professor of entomology
at Cornell University. "It strikes me that carabid beetles are pretty well known to scientists, yet the loss of an entire organ across three major lineages was not fully comprehended until this study." For reasons unknown, in almost all cases it is t...
Slime-mold beetles named for Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld
...cal features, says Quentin Wheeler, a professor of entomology
and of plant biology at Cornell for 24 years until...at Cornell. Wheeler is now the keeper and head of entomology
at the Natural History Museum in London. The monograph, which is co-authored by Kelly B. Miller, Cor...
Bee mites suppress bee immunity, open door for viruses and bacteria
...ays Dr. Xiaolong Yang, post doctoral researcher in entomology
and plant pathology, who raised bees in China. "I do not recall seeing deformed wing bees in the Chinese bee. Chinese honey bees have grooming behavior which can remove the mites from the bees. They get rid of the mites." While researchers know ...
Scientists journey to southern Africa to unravel the secret world of elephant communication
...eterrent." Having just earned a graduate degree in entomology
at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, O'Connell-Rodwell noticed something about the freezing behavior of Etosha's 6-ton bulls that reminded her of the tiny insects back in the lab. "I did my master's thesis on seismic communication in planthoppers," she...
Insects develop resistance to engineered crops
...imultaneously," said Anthony Shelton, professor of entomology
at Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Scien...hor Jian-Zhou Zhao, a senior research associate in entomology
at Cornell. "The two-gene strategy is more suitable in developing countries like China where farmers...
Virginia Tech wins $2.7 million grant to protect people from malaria
...f toxicology and pharmacology in the department of entomology
at Virginia Tech, is principal investigator of the three-year project. Collaborating Virginia Tech researchers are Paul R. Carlier, associate professor of chemistry, Sally L. Paulson, associate professor of entomology, and Eric Wong, professor of ani...
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute researcher receives USDA functional genomics grant
...oject director Kurt Lamour, assistant professor of entomology
and plant pathology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will focus on identifying and characterizing genes active at the earliest times during P. sojae infection, starting with spore germination and penetration of the host, and continuing thro...
Invasive honeysuckle opens door for new hybrid insect species
...in use?" Schwarz; Bruce A. McPheron, professor of entomology
and associate dean for research and director of Pennsylvania Agricultural Experiment Station; and Benjamin M. Matta and Nicole Shakir-Botteri, Penn State undergraduate biology majors who have since graduated, present their findings on a hybrid tephri...
Parasites trigger healthy eating in caterpillars
...he parasites. Bernays, who is in the department of entomology
at UA's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and in the Division of Neurobiology at UA's Arizona Research Laboratories, did the research with Michael Singer, a former doctoral student of hers who is now an assistant professor in the department of...
The right hitchhiker can save an aphid's life
...ciate in The University of Arizona's department of entomology
and a member of UA's Center for Insect Science. Oliver added that this implies aphids could acquire resistance to natural enemies by picking up bacterial symbionts, rather than having changes in the aphids' genes. Such a newly acquired resistance is ...
Rutgers entomologist honored by Chinese Academy of Sciences
...k, NJ Randy Gaugler, a distinguished professor of entomology
at Rutgers' Cook College, has been named as a reci...That the CAS recognized Gaugler's contributions to entomology
speaks volumes of his international reputation, said Robert Goodman, dean of Rutgers' Cook College. ...
UK entomology research article published in new issue of Science
...other livestock. Dobson, an associate professor of entomology
at UK and the principal investigator on this publi...y, and Khoo, who is a current doctorate student in entomology
at UK. Dobson, who teaches classes in medical entomology
and livestock entomology
at UK, earned his ...
When do mosquitoes prefer a blood banquet, or a sugar feast? Three genes make the call
...n up for the winter. David Denlinger, professor of entomology
at Ohio State University, hopes this discovery will lead scientists to other genes that help the mosquitoes survive cold weather in particular, those genes related to how insects handle the West Nile Virus when they enter a kind of hibernation. Denl...
Give a visiting ant a nice place to stay and it might stick around
...icient," said Andrew V. Suarez, a professor in the entomology
and animal biology departments at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "This makes sense, because many of these species have specific biological characteristics that prevent them from becoming established in a new environment." Ants that s...
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