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2012-06-19 09:19:48

In an effort to save the dwindling honeybee population researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas are looking to viruses to help treat one of the most destructive and widespread bee brood diseases in the United States. They report their findings today at the 2012 General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. "Our food supply depends on the actions of millions of insects such as the common honeybee. Due to the importance of honeybees a pollinators in the agriculture of...

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2011-01-24 11:02:57

TAU develops an IQ test to assess and outsmart bacteria's "social intelligence" IQ scores are used to assess the intelligence of human beings. Now Tel Aviv University has developed a "Social-IQ score" for bacteria "” and it may lead to new antibiotics and powerful bacteria-based "green" pesticides for the agricultural industry. An international team led by Prof. Eshel Ben-Jacob of Tel Aviv University's Department of Physics and Astronomy and his research student Alexandra Sirota-Madi...

2009-02-02 13:15:00

TAU scientists unlock the secret of drug resistance in deadly bacteriaCompetition between two sibling colonies of the Paenibacillus dendritiformis. Cells in the area between the two colonies are dead.Whenever humans create a new antibiotic, deadly bacteria can counter it by turning into new, indestructible super-bugs. That's why bacterial infection is the number one killer in hospitals today. But new research from Tel Aviv University may give drug developers the upper hand in outsmarting...

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2008-05-02 09:30:00

Scientists in Germany have discovered a new mechanism of infection for the most fatal bee disease. American Foulbrood (AFB) is the only infectious disease which can kill entire colonies of bees. Every year, this notifiable disease is causing considerable economic loss to beekeepers all over the world. The only control measure is to destroy the infected hive.The mechanism of infection (pathogenic mechanism) was originally thought to be through the growth of a bacterium called Paenibacillus...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.