News tagged with honey

Slime mold prefers sleeping pills

In a new paper published in Nature Precedings, Andrew Adamatzky from the University of the West of England shows that slime molds like Physarum polycephalum prefers sleeping pills and their sedative effects over ...

dateJun 13, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology weblog
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Home-made honey could fight superbugs

Cardiff University researchers and the National Botanic Garden of Wales are appealing for help in building up a DNA profile of the nation’s honey. They hope to use the information to identify plants which ...

dateJun 13, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Biological diversity: Exploiters and exploited

From the crops we farm to the insects which blight them mankind has always had a complex relationship with nature, commanding some species while falling victim to others. In Biological Diversity: Exploiters and Exploited Paul H ...

dateMay 03, 2011 in Ecology
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UN alarmed at huge deline in bee numbers

The UN on Thursday expressed alarm at a huge decline in bee colonies under a multiple onslaught of pests and pollution, urging an international effort to save the pollinators that are vital for food crops.

dateMar 10, 2011 in Ecology
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Fears Asian bee is Australia's next cane toad

The aggressive and invasive Asian honey bee could become as bad a pest in Australia as the cane toad, a senator warned Wednesday, adding that the insect could threaten the country's food supply.

dateMar 02, 2011 in Ecology
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Medicinal honey kills MRSA

Medicinal honey kills the bacteria that cause infections in wounds, such as the antibiotic-resistant MRSA. This has been ascertained by tests by Amsterdam and Wageningen researchers.

dateFeb 25, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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