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Want To Reverse The Effects Of Aging On The Brain? Look To The Noble Bee
2012-07-04 08:40:36

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s often been said that children expedite the aging process. At least, that´s what my parents always told me growing up. Pointing to their gray hairs and worn lines, they´d shoot ferocious looks at my younger brother and I and say, “Look what you did to me! I hope you have children who act just like you so you´ll understand what you´ve put me through!” Well, if a group of scientists are...

Bees Have A Sweet Tooth Too
2012-07-01 10:00:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online According to scientists at Arizona State University, honey bees may hold clues to human taste perception and metabolic disorders. Gro Amdam, an associate professor, and Ying Wang, a research scientist, in the School of Life Sciences in ASU´s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences conducted genetic tests on honey bees and identified connections between sugar sensitivity, diabetic physiology and carbohydrate metabolism. Bees and...

Image 1 - Diet Key To Becoming A Queen Bee
2011-11-10 13:30:47

A honey bee becomes a royal queen or a common worker as a result of the food she receives as a larva. While it has been well established that royal jelly is the diet that makes bees queens, the molecular path from food to queen is still in dispute. However, scientists at Arizona State University, led by Adam Dolezal and Gro Amdam, have helped reconcile some of the conflicts about bee development and the role of insulin pathways and partner proteins. Their article "IIS and TOR...

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2006-01-07 08:45:00

NASA -- One of the puzzling questions in the evolution of bees is how some species developed social behaviors. Arizona State University Life Sciences associate professor Gro Amdam thinks part of the answer can be traced back to bee reproductive traits. A paper describing Amdam's experiments, "Complex social behavior derived from maternal reproductive traits," is the cover story of the current issue (Jan. 5, 2006) of Nature. Additional authors include M. Kim Fondrk and Robert Page from...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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