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A preliminary in vitro evaluation of the bioactive potential of cryogel scaffolds incorporated with Manuka honey for the treatment of chronic bone infections. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2017 Sep 27;: Authors: Hixon KR, Lu T, Carletta MN, McBride-Gagyi SH, Janowiak BE, Sell SA Abstract Previous studies have identified honey as an agent in bacterial inhibition and a mediator [...]
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Related ArticlesDCEBIO facilitates myogenic differentiation via intermediate conductance Ca(2+) activated K(+) channel activation in C2C12 myoblasts. J Pharmacol Sci. 2017 Apr;133(4):276-279 Authors: Tanaka S, Ono Y, Sakamoto K Abstract Membrane hyperpolarization is suggested to be a trigger for skeletal muscle differentiation. We investigated whether DCEBIO, an opener of the small/intermediate conductance Ca(2+) activated K(+) (SKCa/IKCa) channels, increase myogenic differentiation in C2C12 [...]
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Effect of Royal Jelly on behavioural patterns, feather quality, egg quality and some haematological parameters in laying hens at the late stage of production. J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2017 Oct 13;: Authors: El-Tarabany MS Abstract The aim was to elucidate the impact of Royal Jelly (RJ) on behavioural patterns, feather cover, egg quality and some blood haematological indices in [...]
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Nectar and Pollen Phytochemicals Stimulate Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Immunity to Viral Infection. J Econ Entomol. 2017 Jul 21;: Authors: Palmer-Young EC, Tozkar CÖ, Schwarz RS, Chen Y, Irwin RE, Adler LS, Evans JD PMID: 28981688 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] [...]
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New Findings on Biological Actions and Clinical Applications of Royal Jelly: A Review. J Diet Suppl. 2017 Oct 13;:1-19 Authors: Khazaei M, Ansarian A, Ghanbari E Abstract Royal jelly (RJ) is a natural bee product with great potential for use in medicine. The chemical composition of RJ indicates the presence of various bioactive substances including 10-hydroxydecanoic acid and 24-methylenecholesterol. In addition, [...]
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Related ArticlesNutritional Physiology and Ecology of Honey Bees. Annu Rev Entomol. 2017 Oct 13;: Authors: Wright GA, Nicolson SW, Shafir S Abstract Honey bees feed on floral nectar and pollen that they store in their colonies as honey and bee bread. Social division of labor enables the collection of stores of food that are consumed by within-hive bees that convert stored [...]
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Related ArticlesNutritional composition of honey bee food stores vary with floral composition. Oecologia. 2017 Oct 14;: Authors: Donkersley P, Rhodes G, Pickup RW, Jones KC, Power EF, Wright GA, Wilson K Abstract Sufficiently diverse and abundant resources are essential for generalist consumers, and form an important part of a suite of conservation strategies for pollinators. Honey bees are generalist foragers and [...]
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Related ArticlesPermissive role of reduced inwardly-rectifying potassium current density in the automaticity of the guinea pig pulmonary vein myocardium. J Pharmacol Sci. 2017 Apr;133(4):195-202 Authors: Tsuneoka Y, Irie M, Tanaka Y, Sugimoto T, Kobayashi Y, Kusakabe T, Kato K, Hamaguchi S, Namekata I, Tanaka H Abstract The electrophysiological properties underlying the automaticity of the guinea pig pulmonary vein myocardium were studied. [...]
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Revealing Pesticide Residues Under High Pesticide Stress in Taiwan's Agricultural Environment Probed by Fresh Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Pollen. J Econ Entomol. 2017 Jul 13;: Authors: Nai YS, Chen TY, Chen YC, Chen CT, Chen BY, Chen YW Abstract Significant pesticide residues are among the most serious problems for sustainable agriculture. In the beekeeping environment, pesticides not only impact a honey [...]
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Related ArticlesThe Taishan Robinia pseudoacacia polysaccharides enhance immune effects of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus inactivated vaccines. Microb Pathog. 2017 Sep 18;: Authors: Yang S, Li G, Zhao Z, Feng M, Fu J, Huang Z, Song M, Lin S Abstract Robinia pseudoacacia flower, a common component in traditional Chinese medicine, has long been well-known for its high pharmaceutical value. This study aimed [...]
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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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