News tagged with colonies

Honey bees fight back against Varroa

The parasitic mite Varroa destructor is a major contributor to the recent mysterious death of honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Genome Biology finds that specific ...

dateSep 27, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Researchers discover the 'anternet'

(—On the surface, ants and the Internet don't seem to have much in common. But two Stanford researchers have discovered that a species of harvester ants determine how many foragers to send out of the nest in much ...

dateAug 27, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Selenium suppresses staph on implant material

Selenium is an inexpensive element that naturally belongs in the body. It is also known to combat bacteria. Still, it had not been tried as an antibiotic coating on a medical device material. In a new study, Brown University ...

dateJun 21, 2012 in Bio & Medicine
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