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11. What's eating you

These days we can get a prescription for many infections, but what happens when you have more than one at a time? Emily Griffiths explains how we can look at co-infection in a way that could help us devise more effective treatments.

Tags: Biology, Disease, Ecology, Health, Microbes
12. Podcast: Common parasite hampers bees' homing ability

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Stephan Wolf of Queen Mary, University of London, and Jason Lim of Rothamsted Research explain why some honeybees may be struggling to make it back to the hive after foraging trips.

Tags: Bees, Biology, Disease, Food, Insects, Natural resources, Podcasts, Pollinators, UK
13. Honeybee homing hampered by parasite

Honeybees infected with a common parasite have a much lower chance of making it back from foraging trips, say scientists.

Tags: Bees, Biology, Disease, Farming, Food, Insects, Natural resources, Pollinators, UK
14. Genetically engineered flies could save fruit crops

Fruit crops ravaged by the Mediterranean fruit fly could be saved by genetic engineering, say scientists who have altered the genes of some male flies so they can only produce sons.

Tags: Biology, Genetics, Insects, Plants, UK
15. Ship noise puts fish in danger

Noise made by passing ships stops eels from using their survival instincts, say NERC-supported scientists investigating the effects of man-made noise on fish.

Tags: Animals, Biology, Climate, Earth observation, Earth system, Environmental change, Fish, Hazards, Marine life, Oceans, Pollution, Technology, UK, Water
16. Anti-depressants disrupt fish's brains

Drugs designed to ease the symptoms of mental health problems such as depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress can have major disruptive effects on aquatic animals' brains, say scientists.

Tags: Animals, Biology, Ecology, Fish, Genetics, Hazards, Health, Rivers and lakes
17. Animals we domesticated long ago pose disease risk

Animals we domesticated long ago, such as cats, dogs, pigs and cows, are those that have given us the most parasites, pathogens and other nasties, according to the latest study.

Tags: Animals, Biology, Health
18. New water bear found in Antarctica

Scientists have announced the discovery of a tiny new animal in Antarctica's Victoria Land.

Tags: Animals, Antarctic, Biodiversity, Biology, Genetics
19. Breakthrough in understanding swarming potato blight spores

Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding how microbial spores, which caused the infamous Irish potato famine are so successful at infecting plants.

Tags: Biodiversity, Biology, Earth system, Environmental change, Microbes, Plants, UK
20. Smelly plants could be natural pest control

Bombarding whiteflies with smells from different plants may stop them damaging crops, say scientists trying to understand traditional organic farming techniques.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Biodiversity, Biology, Conservation, Ecology, Food, Fungi, Insects, Natural resources, Plants

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