Bees ‘Self-Medicate’ when infected with some pathogens

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When faced with pathogenic fungi, bees line their hives with more propolis – the waxy, yellow substance seen here.

Research from North Carolina State University shows that honey bees “self-medicate” when their colony is infected with a harmful fungus, bringing in increased amounts of antifungal plant resins to ward off the pathogen…

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Research Keeps Animal Hearts Beating



North Carolina State University keeps is pumping

Scientists at North Carolina State University have developed a new machine that is designed to keep animal hearts beating so that they can be studied for research.

Researchers designed this machine so that they could develop new tools and techniques used for heart surgery. The machine is capable of keeping an animal’s heart pumping even after it has been removed from the body. Continue reading… “Research Keeps Animal Hearts Beating”