In silico screening of potent bioactive compounds from...

Abstract After the early advent of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, myriads of FDA-approved drugs have been massively repurposed for COVID-19 treatment based on molecular docking against selected protein targets that play fundamental roles in the replication cycle of the novel coronavirus. Honeybee products are well known of their nutritional values and medicinal effects. Bee products…

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The neonicotinoid thiamethoxam impairs male fertility in solitary...

Abstract The ongoing loss of global biodiversity is endangering ecosystem functioning and human food security. While environmental pollutants are well known to reduce fertility, the potential effects of common neonicotinoid insecticides on insect fertility remain poorly understood. Here, we show that field-realistic neonicotinoid exposure can drastically impact male insect fertility. In the laboratory, male and…

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Foundation Vinetum lecturer in wild bee health (Dozentin/Dozent)

Advertisement As of the 01.06.2021, the Institute of Bee Health, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, is seeking a candidate to fulfil the following lecturer (100%) position: Foundation Vinetum lecturer in wild bee health (Dozentin/Dozent) Duties in teaching and scientific research: Teaching undergraduates and postgraduates in veterinary medicine and biology Research on key factors of wild…

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Recapping – The joint assessment on REC-behaviour

Dear colleagues, The COLOSS Survivors Task Force will start a joint assessment on recapping (REC) behaviour and its underlying mechanisms in the upcoming bee season. The study aims to shed light on the occurrence and frequency of recapping in Apis mellifera and Apis cerana populations, as well as on disease and environmental factors possibly associated…

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