Bees in the News


Behavioral responses of honey bees (Apis mellifera) to natural and synthetic xenobiotics in food. Sci Rep. 2017 Nov 21;7(1):15924 Authors: Liao LH, Wu WY, Berenbaum MR Abstract While the natural foods of the western honey bee (Apis mellifera) contain diverse phytochemicals, in contemporary agroecosystems honey bees also encounter pesticides as floral tissue contaminants. Whereas some ubiquitous phytochemicals in bee foods up-regulate [...]
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Calcium-dependent hydrolysis of supported planar lipids was triggered by honey bee venom phospholipase A2 with the right orientation at the interface. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2017 Nov 17;: Authors: Kai S, Li X, Li B, Han X, Lu X Abstract Hydrolysis of planar phospholipids catalyzed by honey bee venom phospholipase A2 (bvPLA2) was studied. Experiments demonstrated that Ca(2+) ions mediated between [...]
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Development and validation of a simple solid-phase extraction method coupled with liquid chromatography-triple quadrupole tandem mass spectrometry for simultaneous determination of lincomycin, tylosin A, and tylosin B in royal jelly. Biomed Chromatogr. 2017 Nov 22;: Authors: Zheng W, Park JA, Abd El-Aty AM, Kim SK, Cho SH, Choi JM, Warda M, Wang J, Shim JH, Shin HC Abstract We develop an [...]
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Development and validation of modified QuEChERS method coupled with LC-MS/MS for simultaneous determination of cymiazole, fipronil, coumaphos, fluvalinate, amitraz, and its metabolite in various types of honey and royal jelly. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2017 Nov 08;1072:60-69 Authors: Zheng W, Park JA, Abd El-Aty AM, Kim SK, Cho SH, Choi JM, Yi H, Cho SM, Ramadan A, Jeong JH, Shim JH, Shin HC Abstract [...]
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Related ArticlesIraqi propolis increases degradation of IL-1β and NLRC4 by autophagy following Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection. Microbes Infect. 2017 Nov 02;: Authors: Jabir MS, Sulaiman GM, Taqi ZJ, Li D Abstract Autophagy is a cellular process for maintaining cellular homeostasis. This process can be induced by different factors, such as immune stimuli and pathogen-associated molecules. Autophagy has an important role in the [...]
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Neonicotinoid insecticides in pollen, honey and adult bees in colonies of the European honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) in Egypt. Ecotoxicology. 2017 Nov 15;: Authors: Codling G, Naggar YA, Giesy JP, Robertson AJ Abstract Honeybee losses have been attributed to multiple stressors and factors including the neonicotinoid insecticides (NIs). Much of the study of hive contamination has been focused upon temperate [...]
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Quantitative weight of evidence assessment of higher tier studies on the toxicity and risks of neonicotinoids in honeybees. 3. Clothianidin. J Toxicol Environ Health B Crit Rev. 2017 Nov 16;:1-19 Authors: Solomon KR, Stephenson GL Abstract A quantitative weight of evidence (QWoE) methodology was used to assess higher tier studies on the effects of clothianidin (CTD) on honeybees. Assessment endpoints were [...]
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Quantitative weight of evidence assessment of higher tier studies on the toxicity and risks of neonicotinoids in honeybees. 4. Thiamethoxam. J Toxicol Environ Health B Crit Rev. 2017 Nov 20;:1-18 Authors: Stephenson GL, Solomon KR Abstract A quantitative weight of evidence (QWoE) methodology was used to assess several higher-tier studies on the effects of thiamethoxam (TMX) on honeybees. Assessment endpoints were [...]
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Radio-Modulatory Potential ofCaffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester: A Therapeutic Perspective. Anticancer Agents Med Chem. 2017 Nov 13;: Authors: Anjaly K, Tiku A Abstract Use of natural agents is an upcoming area of research in cancer biology. Caffeic acid phenethyl ester has received great attention because of its therapeutic potential in various conditions including cancer. It is an active/abundant component of propolis. Propolis [...]
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Related ArticlesTreatment of contact lens related dry eye with antibacterial honey. Cont Lens Anterior Eye. 2017 Oct 09;: Authors: Wong D, Albietz JM, Tran H, Du Toit C, Li AH, Yun T, Han J, Schmid KL Abstract AIM: Contact lens induced dry eye affects approximately 50% of contact lens wearers. The aim was to assess the effects of Manuka (Leptospermum sp.) [...]
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