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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. "The colony is willing to...
A bird listening to birdsong may experience some of the same emotions as a human listening to music, suggests a new study on white-throated sparrows, published in Frontiers of Evolutionary Neuroscience. "We found that the same neural reward system is...
Muhammad Zahaib Ilyas*, Dr. Zubair Aslam, Muhammad Saeed Ahmad, Hafeez Ameer, Tahir Mushtaq, Ahmad Ali Department of Agronomy, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan. *Correspondence: [email protected]   Introduction: Cuscuta is a group of parasitic plants of red, yellow, orange and very rarely green colour. Genus...
Scientists have pinned down the constituent of olive oil that gives greatest protection from heart attack and stroke. In a study of the major antioxidants in olive oil, Portuguese researchers showed that one, DHPEA-EDA, protects red blood cells from...
A future weapon in the battle against obesity and diabetes could come in the form of an oil derived from the seeds of wild almond trees, according to researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology.The key to the...
In retrospect, introducing the Asian ladybird into Europe was a serious mistake. The insect was introduced some twenty years ago in a conscious attempt to combat aphids. But research carried out at Wageningen UR (University & Research centre) into...
Balochistan is a vast arid and semiarid region situated in the south-west of Pakistan between latitudes 25 oN and 32 oN. It is the largest and most sparsely populated province of Pakistan, with an area of 34.7 million hectares....
It's a battleground down there -- in the soil where plants and bacteria dwell. Even though beneficial root bacteria come to the rescue when a plant is being attacked by pathogens, there's a dark side to the relationship between...
Ozone layer is the most important for any type of the living organism on the earth when it is found in the stratosphere. Ozone is high reactive gas which has blue color. Ozone basically poisonous gas if inhaled can...
New University of Alberta research shows the first evidence that the first oxygen-breathing bacteria occupied and thrived on land 100 million years earlier than previously thought. The researchers show that the most primitive form of aerobic-respiring life on land...

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