Texas-bound: Fungus keeps Texas leaf-cutter ants from spreading
(PhysOrg.com) -- Texas winters may seem mild to those who move here from farther north, but they can be hard to adjust to for immigrants from warmer climates. This is true not only for people but for ants ...
Honeybee disease investigated through hive microbes research
(Phys.org)—If you spot a honeybee in the UW-Madison's Allen Centennial Gardens and are wondering where it came from, look up.
Leaf cutter ants inspire powerful new anti-cancer drugs
(Phys.org) —Scientists at the University of East Anglia are developing a new class of anti-cancer drugs that are not only powerful but also circumvent a primary cause of resistance to chemotherapy.
Food security for leaf-cutting ants: Workers and their fungus garden reject endophyte invaders (w/Video)
New diseases directly affect human survival and food security, especially as population density climbs. Leaf-cutting ants, one of a few groups of social insects to cultivate crops, have harvested plant material ...