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Compiled By Andrea Gaggioli
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May 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486589/are-dispersal-mechanisms-changing-the-host-parasite-relationship-and-increasing-the-virulence-of-varroa-destructor-mesostigmata-varroidae-in-managed-honey-bee-hymenoptera-apidae-colonies
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Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman, Fabiana Ahumada, Henry Graham
Varroa (Varroa destructor Anderson and Trueman) are a serious pest of European honey bees (Apis mellifera L.), and difficult to control in managed colonies. In our 11-mo longitudinal study, we applied multiple miticide treatments, yet mite numbers remained high and colony losses exceeded 55%. High mortality from varroa in managed apiaries is a departure from the effects of the mite in feral colonies where bees and varroa can coexist. Differences in mite survival strategies and dispersal mechanisms may be contributing factors...
May 9, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485584/modeling-effects-of-honeybee-behaviors-on-the-distribution-of-pesticide-in-nectar-within-a-hive-and-resultant-in-hive-exposure
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Jack C O Rumkee, Matthias A Becher, Pernille Thorbek, Juliet L Osborne
Recently, the causes of honeybee colony losses have been intensely studied, showing that there are multiple stressors implicated in colony declines, one stressor being the exposure to pesticides. Measuring exposure of individual bees within a hive to pesticide is at least as difficult as assessing the potential exposure of foraging bees to pesticide. We present a model to explore how heterogeneity of pesticide distribution on a comb in the hive can be driven by worker behaviors. The model contains simplified behaviors to capture the extremes of possible heterogeneity of pesticide location/deposition within the hive to compare with exposure levels estimated by averaging values across the comb...
May 26, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468244/propolis-counteracts-some-threats-to-honey-bee-health
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Michael Simone-Finstrom, Renata S Borba, Michael Wilson, Marla Spivak
Honey bees (Apis mellifera) are constantly dealing with threats from pathogens, pests, pesticides and poor nutrition. It is critically important to understand how honey bees' natural immune responses (individual immunity) and collective behavioral defenses (social immunity) can improve bee health and productivity. One form of social immunity in honey bee colonies is the collection of antimicrobial plant resins and their use in the nest architecture as propolis. We review research on the constitutive benefits of propolis on the honey bee immune system, and its known therapeutic, colony-level effects against the pathogens Paenibacillus larvae and Ascosphaera apis...
April 29, 2017: Insects
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463024/delayed-genital-blisters-following-iodixanol-administration
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Wen Zhang, Wei Yuan, Hai-Ling Yuan, Xiao-Lai Yang, Hua Xie
Iodixanol is a non-ionic contrast medium for general vascular use. The most common adverse effects from iodixanol include skin rashes, hives, erythema, itching, and angioedema. To date, there have been no reports of delayed genital blisters of iodixanol. In this report, we describe a patient in whom iodixanol induced delayed genital blisters one day after digital subtraction angiography.
May 2, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458562/allergic-conditions-are-not-associated-with-the-risk-of-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-or-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jia Yang, Hong'en Xu, Xiaodong Liang, Shiliang Lv, Baihua Lin, Yongshi Jia
We aimed to systematically evaluate the association between allergic conditions and the risk of Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) and non-HL (NHL). Systematic literature searches in PubMed and Embase were conducted up to October 2015 to identify eligible studies. Either a fixed-effects model or a random-effects model was adopted to estimate overall odds ratios (ORs) according to heterogeneity across studies. Subgroup and publication bias analyses were applied. A total of 24 case-control studies and 13 cohort studies (conducted from 1987 to 2015) were included in the analysis of the risk of NHL...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446157/natural-products-isolated-from-tetragonula-carbonaria-cerumen-modulate-free-radical-scavenging-and-5-lipoxygenase-activities-in-vitro
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Karina D Hamilton, Peter R Brooks, Steven M Ogbourne, Fraser D Russell
BACKGROUND: Propolis and cerumen are plant-derived products found in honeybees and stingless bees, respectively. Although propolis is an ancient folk medicine, the bioactivities of cerumen obtained from Australian native stingless bees (Tetragonula carbonaria) have not been widely studied. Therefore, we investigated selected anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of T. carbonaria cerumen. METHODS: A methanolic extract was prepared from the combined cerumen of 40 T...
April 26, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445538/gene-expression-patterns-associated-with-neurological-disease-in-human-hiv-infection
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Pietro Paolo Sanna, Vez Repunte-Canonigo, Eliezer Masliah, Celine Lefebvre
The pathogenesis and nosology of HIV-associated neurological disease (HAND) remain incompletely understood. Here, to provide new insight into the molecular events leading to neurocognitive impairments (NCI) in HIV infection, we analyzed pathway dysregulations in gene expression profiles of HIV-infected patients with or without NCI and HIV encephalitis (HIVE) and control subjects. The Gene Set Enrichment Analysis (GSEA) algorithm was used for pathway analyses in conjunction with the Molecular Signatures Database collection of canonical pathways (MSigDb)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443380/acute-hypersensitivity-reaction-to-crotalidae-polyvalent-immune-fab-crofab-as-initial-presentation-of-galactose-%C3%AE-1-3-galactose-%C3%AE-gal-allergy
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Justin Rizer, Kaitlin Brill, Nathan Charlton, Joshua King
Crotalidae polyvalent immune Fab antivenom (CroFab), commonly used for the treatment of clinically significant North American crotalinae envenomation, is generally well-tolerated. A novel form of anaphylaxis due to an IgE antibody response to the mammalian oligosaccharide galactose-α-1,3-galactose (α-gal) has been established following red-meat consumption as well as IV administration of cetuximab, which contain the α-gal epitope. We present a case of α-gal allergy discovered after acute hypersensitivity reaction to FabAV...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441994/a-30-year-old-woman-with-chronic-hives-intermittent-fevers-and-joint-pain
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Kevin A Cook, Megan T Lynch, Peter J Weis, Andrew A White
Chronic urticaria with concomitant systemic symptoms may be seen in several rheumatologic and autoinflammatory conditions. Although most of these conditions tend to improve with corticosteroids, symptoms often recur with dose tapering. The appearance of the rash in addition to the symptom pattern and laboratory data must be considered to differentiate potential causes. We presented a unique case of chronic urticaria with fevers and arthralgias. A diagnosis was made, and the patient had rapid improvement with targeted therapy...
May 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422139/high-pesticide-risk-to-honey-bees-despite-low-focal-crop-pollen-collection-during-pollination-of-a-mass-blooming-crop
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Scott H McArt, Ashley A Fersch, Nelson J Milano, Lauren L Truitt, Katalin Böröczky
Honey bees provide critical pollination services for many agricultural crops. While the contribution of pesticides to current hive loss rates is debated, remarkably little is known regarding the magnitude of risk to bees and mechanisms of exposure during pollination. Here, we show that pesticide risk in recently accumulated beebread was above regulatory agency levels of concern for acute or chronic exposure at 5 and 22 of the 30 apple orchards, respectively, where we placed 120 experimental hives. Landscape context strongly predicted focal crop pollen foraging and total pesticide residues, which were dominated by fungicides...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409044/perioperative-anaphylaxis-to-chlorhexidine-during-surgery-and-septoplasty
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Ana Paula Teixeira de Abreu, Leonardo Ramos Ribeiro de Oliveira, Ana Flavia Teixeira de Abreu, Evandro Ribeiro de Oliveira, Michele Santos de Melo Ireno, Fernando Monteiro Aarestrup, Matheus Fonseca Aarestrup, Paula Fonseca Aarestrup
Chlorhexidine is an antiseptic and disinfectant used in surgical and clinical practice since 1954 and is available in aqueous or alcoholic solutions 0.5%-4.0% and has a broad-spectrum activity. Despite their widespread use, allergic reactions with chlorhexidine are rarely reported. We describe a case of anaphylaxis with chlorhexidine during a septoplasty, turbinectomy, and maxillary sinusectomy. The patient presented with periorbital edema, hives, hypotension, and wheezing. Immediately after the diagnosis of anaphylaxis promethazine, hydrocortisone, and epinephrine were administered with immediate clinical improvement...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401377/a-mathematical-model-of-forager-loss-in-honeybee-colonies-infested-with-varroa-destructor-and-the-acute-bee-paralysis-virus
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Vardayani Ratti, Peter G Kevan, Hermann J Eberl
We incorporate a mathematical model of Varroa destructor and the Acute Bee Paralysis Virus with an existing model for a honeybee colony, in which the bee population is divided into hive bees and forager bees based on tasks performed in the colony. The model is a system of five ordinary differential equations with dependent variables: uninfected hive bees, uninfected forager bees, infected hive bees, virus-free mites and virus-carrying mites. The interplay between forager loss and disease infestation is studied...
April 11, 2017: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396492/the-geometric-framework-for-nutrition-reveals-interactions-between-protein-and-carbohydrate-during-larval-growth-in-honey-bees
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Bryan R Helm, Garett Slater, Arun Rajamohan, George D Yocum, Kendra J Greenlee, Julia H Bowsher
In holometabolous insects, larval nutrition affects adult body size, a life history trait with a profound influence on performance and fitness. Individual nutritional components of larval diets are often complex and may interact with one another, necessitating the use of a geometric framework for elucidating nutritional effects. In the honey bee, Apis mellifera, nurse bees provision food to developing larvae, directly moderating growth rates and caste development. However, the eusocial nature of honey bees makes nutritional studies challenging, because diet components cannot be systematically manipulated in the hive...
April 10, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385365/texas-bull-nettle-cnidoscolus-texanus-exposures-reported-to-texas-poison-centers
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Mathias B Forrester
OBJECTIVE: Texas bull nettle (Cnidoscolus texanus) is covered in bristly hairs similar to stinging nettle. Contact with the plant may result in intense dermal pain, burning, itching, cellulitis, and allergic reaction. This study characterizes C texanus exposures reported to a large state-wide poison center system. METHODS: Cases were C texanus exposures reported to Texas poison centers during 2000-2015. The distribution of cases was determined for patient demographics, exposure circumstances, and patient outcome...
April 3, 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365763/the-effect-of-nest-box-distribution-on-sustainable-propagation-of-osmia-lignaria-hymenoptera-megachilidae-in-commercial-tart-cherry-orchards
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N K Boyle, T L Pitts-Singer
The blue orchard bee, Osmia lignaria (Say), is a solitary bee that is an excellent pollinator of tree fruit orchards. Due to the annual rising costs of honey bee hive rentals, many orchardists are eager to develop management tools and practices to support O. lignaria as an alternative pollinator. Establishing O. lignaria pollination as a sustainable industry requires careful consideration of both bee and orchard management. Here, we test the effect of artificial nest box distribution on in-orchard propagation of O...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362873/chitosan-propolis-nanoparticle-formulation-demonstrates-anti-bacterial-activity-against-enterococcus-faecalis-biofilms
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Teik Hwa Ong, Ebenezer Chitra, Srinivasan Ramamurthy, Rajinikanth Paruvathanahalli Siddalingam, Kah Hay Yuen, Stephen Periathamby Ambu, Fabian Davamani
Propolis obtained from bee hives is a natural substance with antimicrobial properties. It is limited by its insolubility in aqueous solutions; hence ethanol and ethyl acetate extracts of Malaysian propolis were prepared. Both the extracts displayed antimicrobial and anti-biofilm properties against Enterococcus faecalis, a common bacterium associated with hospital-acquired infections. High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analysis of propolis revealed the presence of flavonoids like kaempferol and pinocembrin...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358052/hived-a-knowledgebase-for-differentially-expressed-human-genes-and-proteins-during-hiv-infection-replication-and-latency
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Chen Li, Sri H Ramarathinam, Jerico Revote, Georges Khoury, Jiangning Song, Anthony W Purcell
Measuring the altered gene expression level and identifying differentially expressed genes/proteins during HIV infection, replication and latency is fundamental for broadening our understanding of the mechanisms of HIV infection and T-cell dysfunction. Such studies are crucial for developing effective strategies for virus eradication from the body. Inspired by the availability and enrichment of gene expression data during HIV infection, replication and latency, in this study, we proposed a novel compendium termed HIVed (HIV expression database; http://hivlatency...
March 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356346/biophysical-characterization-of-the-varroa-destructor-nav1-sodium-channel-and-its-affinity-for-%C3%AF-fluvalinate-insecticide
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Pascal Gosselin-Badaroudine, Mohamed Chahine
The decline of the western honeybee (Apis mellifera) has been reported to be due to parasitism by Varroa destructor mites and to colony collapse disorder in which these mites may be involved. In-hive chemicals such as τ-fluvalinate are being used to control Vdestructor populations. This approach may lead to the chronic exposure of bees to this liposoluble chemical, which tends to accumulate in hives. We cloned a variant of the V. destructor sodium channel (VdNav1) and studied its biophysical characteristics and sensitivity to τ-fluvalinate using the Xenopus oocyte expression system and the 2-microelectrode voltage-clamp technique...
March 29, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334279/population-growth-of-varroa-destructor-acari-varroidae-in-colonies-of-russian-and-unselected-honey-bee-hymenoptera-apidae-stocks-as-related-to-numbers-of-foragers-with-mites
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Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman, Fabiana Ahumada, Robert Danka, Mona Chambers, Emily Watkins DeJong, Geoff Hidalgo
Varroa (Varroa destructor Anderson and Trueman) is an external parasite of honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) and a leading cause of colony losses worldwide. Varroa populations can be controlled with miticides, but mite-resistant stocks such as the Russian honey bee (RHB) also are available. Russian honey bee and other mite-resistant stocks limit Varroa population growth by affecting factors that contribute to mite reproduction. However, mite population growth is not entirely due to reproduction. Numbers of foragers with mites (FWM) entering and leaving hives also affect the growth of mite populations...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
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