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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Virus May Be Cause of Honeybees' Deaths

Scientific sleuths have a new suspect for a mysterious affliction that has killed off honeybees by the billions: a virus previously unknown in the United States. The scientists report using a novel genetic technique and old-fashioned statistics to identify Israeli acute paralysis virus as the latest potential culprit in the widespread deaths of worker bees, a phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder. Next up are attempts to infect honeybees with the virus to see if it indeed is a killer. More here.
Also, artificial coloring and preservatives in food can increase hyperactivity in kids, a new British study shows. More on that here.

posted by CASFS 2006 @ 7:30 PM

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