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Bumblebee genomes create a buzz in the field of pollination
Bees play a key role in our ecosystem and in the world's food supply.  View News Article (2015-04-24)


Proteins for anxiety in humans and moulting in insects have common origin
Neuropeptides are small proteins in the brains of all animals that bind to receptor proteins and cause activity in cells. View News Article (2015-04-22)


Why some neurons 'outsource' their cell body
Nerve cells come in very different shapes. Researchers at the Bernstein Center Berlin now reveal why, in insects, the cell body is usually located at the end of a separate extension.  View News Article (2015-04-21)


The life force of African rivers
The common hippopotamus can spend up to 16 hours a day immersed in rivers and lakes. Lumbering out of the water at night, these herbivores graze on tropical grasses and consume 80 to 100 pounds in one meal. View News Article (2015-04-14)


Northern coastal marshes more vulnerable to nutrient pollution
Salt marshes at higher latitudes, such as those in densely populated coastal regions of New England and northern Europe, are more vulnerable to the effects of nutrient pollution, a new Duke University study finds.  View News Article (2015-04-07)


Under the microscope, strong-swimming swamp bacteria spontaneously organize into crystals
Insects form swarms, fish school, birds flock together. Likewise, one species of bacteria forms dynamic, living crystals, says new research from Rockefeller University. View News Article (2015-04-07)


Rapid increase in neonicotinoid insecticides driven by seed treatments
Use of a class of insecticides, called neonicotinoids, increased dramatically in the mid-2000s and was driven almost entirely by the use of corn and soybean seeds treated with the pesticides, according to researchers at Penn State.  View News Article (2015-04-06)


Diversity prevents resistance
Our opponents always seem to be one step ahead. Although pest controllers now have numerous chemical preparations available, allowing them to take action against unwanted insects, the species targeted are developing a resistance against the different active substances at a rapid pace. View News Article (2015-04-02)


New class of insecticides offers safer, more targeted mosquito control
Purdue researchers have identified a new class of chemical insecticides that could provide a safer, more selective means of controlling mosquitoes that transmit key infectious diseases such as dengue, yellow fever and elephantiasis.  View News Article (2015-04-02)


Rapid increase in neonicotinoid insecticides driven by seed treatments
Use of a class of insecticides, called neonicotinoids, increased dramatically in the mid-2000s and was driven almost entirely by the use of corn and soybean seeds treated with the pesticides, according to researchers at Penn State.  View News Article (2015-04-02)

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