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Professor analyzes nuclear receptors in bee genome

...he more than 170 researchers who helped decode the honey bee genome. She contributed to the article on the...e current issue of Insect Molecular Biology. The honey bee was chosen to have its genome sequenced because of its dual importance to agriculture and medici...

Scientists identify 36 genes, 100 neuropeptides in honey bee brains

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- From humans to honey bees, neuropeptides control brain activity and, he...ing the roles these peptides play in the life of a honey bee will assist researchers in understanding the roles they play in their human counterparts. There ...

Secrets revealed in sequencing of honey bee genome

...-- What do fruit flies, mosquitoes, silk moths and honey bees have in common? First, they are all insects. ... to discern both similarities and differences. The honey bee (Apis mellifera) has just joined this elite club. Researchers at the University of Illinois at U...

Honey bee chemoreceptors found for smell and taste

...inois at Urbana-Champaign. "The recently completed honey bee genome reveals a remarkable expansion of the i...associate Kevin W. Wanner identified the family of honey bee chemoreceptors that deals with smell and taste. Honey bees (Apis millifera) have 170 odorant rec...

Honey bee genome holds clues to social behavior

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- By studying the humble honey bee, researchers at the University of Illinois at ...molecular basis of social behavior in humans. "The honey bee (Apis millifera) has been called a model system for social behavior," said Saurabh (pronounced S...

Rearing an army to save wheat

...ood provided as nectar from flowering plants or as honey water increases the number of parasitic wasps produced in each cage. Another part of his thesis project examined whether using special ultraviolet and visible light-transmitting windows increases the number of parasites. "After two years, the resea...

Honey helps problem wounds

...ousehold remedy millennia old is being reinstated: honey helps the treatment of some wounds better than the...y, as objective data on the curative properties of honey are thin on the ground. The fact that honey can help wounds to heal is something that was known to t...

Biologists estimate the value of services provided by insects

...gh the economic importance of insects in providing honey and silk is well known, many other valuable services provided by insects are commonly overlooked. In the April 2006 issue of BioScience, the monthly journal of the American Institute of Biological Sciences, John E. Losey of Cornell University and Mac...

Sociality of sweat bees evolved simultaneously during climate change

...l insects (such as ants, termites, paper wasps and honey bees) have reached 'a point of no return' in social evolution in which members of the lineage are now unable to revert back to a solitary condition. These insects, however, seem to be able to revert fairly easily," he concluded. Halictid bees, which ...

Report lists top 20 most-vulnerable African carnivores

...n status of other species such as the aardwolf and honey badger and the report calls for greater research effort on these little-known carnivores. The authors of the report say that while such well-known species as lions enjoy a relative wealth of conservation and research-based initiatives, there still r...

Scientists and engineers apply nature's design to human problems

...ation techniques based on the foraging strategy of honey bees. Assistant Professor of Applied Physiology Young-Hui Chang and Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Lena Ting use neuro-mechanical control principles derived from animals to engineer prosthetics and robots. Yen noted that biomime...

Rutgers findings a step toward safer chemicals in labs and industry

...viscosity compares to traditional solvents the way honey compares to water," Castner said. "It impedes their flow, making lab procedures more difficult and manufacturing steps more energy intensive and costly. We have discovered that by substituting silicon for carbon at a key location in some RTIL molecul...

NHGRI's large-scale sequencing research network sets its sights on disease targets

... obtain a low coverage sequence of the Africanized honey bee (Apis mellifera scutellata) for comparison with the honey bee genome sequence. Finally, the genomes of 100 bacteria cultured from the normal human gut will be...

New genome comparison finds chimps, humans very similar at DNA level

... of a wide range of other organisms such as mouse, honey bee, roundworm and yeast, can be accessed through the following public genome browsers: GenBank ( www.ncbi.nih.gov/Genbank ) at NIH's National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI); the UCSC Genome Browser ( www.genome.ucsc.edu ) at the Univers...

Mayan stingless bee keeping: Going, going, gone?

Long before Europeans brought honey bees (Apis mellifera) to the Americas, Mayan bee keepers harvested honey from the log nests of stingless bees native to tropical forests. Now, colleagues from the Colegio d...

NHGRI selects 13 new targets for large-scale sequencing program

...lude the dog, the mouse, the rat, the chicken, the honey bee, ten fruit flies, the sea urchin, two puffer fish, two sea squirts, two roundworms, over a dozen fungi, baker's yeast and the bacterium Escherichia coli. Organisms currently in the NHGRI sequencing pipeline include: the macaque, the orangutan, th...

Bee mites suppress bee immunity, open door for viruses and bacteria

...tem by the mites. The Varroa destructor mite is a honey bee parasite that feeds much like a tick on the bo...n 1987. They quickly infested western or European honey bees. One sign of infection is the presence of bees with deformed wings. Also, sometimes seemingly...

NHGRI targets 12 more organisms for genome sequencing

.... The wasp will serve as a good comparison for the honey bee genome, which has been sequenced already. Two ...lude the dog, the mouse, the rat, the chicken, the honey bee, two fruit flies, the sea urchin, two puffer fish, two sea squirts, two roundworms, several fung...

New pheromone creates buzz about the clout of older bees

... Champaign-Urbana. "What's most impressive about a honey bee colony is it is able to respond to changing co...he specific chemical that controls the behavior of honey bees for the good of the whole population." In addition to Huang and Robinson, the paper's authors...

Latest buzz in research: Intoxicated honey bees may clue scientists into drunken human behavior

...omology at Ohio State University. Researchers gave honey bees various levels of ethanol, the intoxicating a...s simply wanted to see what effects ethanol had on honey bee behavior. In the future, however, they hope to use honey bees as a model for learning more about...

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(Date:4/15/2014)... The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) ... who have been awarded prestigious Heineken Prizes (one million ... the Heineken Prizes for their great merits to science. ... first Heineken Prize, awarded to the Austrian-American chemist Erwin ... this year,s Heineken Prizes to the following laureates: ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... that the genetic code is far more complex ... building blocks adenine, cytosine, guanine, and thymine, numerous ... assume that the newly discovered nucleic acid modifications ... extends and complements the genetic code. "The new ... standard alphabet," explained Professor Mark Helm of the ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... April 15, 2014 New research, partially funded by ... Federation, shows that consumers can improve their diets simply ... their daily meals. , In a ... and Nutrition Sciences , lead author Theresa Nicklas, DrPH, ... and Nutrition Examination Survey datasets from 2005-2010 and evaluated ...
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