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Understanding the diversity of insect societies is tied to explaining the mechanisms of reproductive division of labor. Small societies were not expected to use chemical signals or queen pheromones for this purpose. A new study shows that one of them does while using unexpected compounds.
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Advances in molecular ecology offer unprecedented opportunities to understand the ecology and evolution of insects, the complex ways in which they interact and their role in ecosystem functioning. Rap...
Almost nothing is known about whether exposure to the scent of loved ones influences sleep. In the current study, 155 participants spent 2 nights with their partner's scent and 2 nights with a control...
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Fruit features represent a trade-off between dispersal and protection against frugivore insects. To prevent insect attack, plants evolved chemical and physical barriers, mainly studied in leaves, whil...
Insects, like all eukaryotes, require sterols for structural and metabolic purposes. However, insects, like all arthropods, cannot make sterols. Cholesterol is the dominant tissue sterol for most inse...
The aim of the study is to identify a pattern of chemoresistive sensors able to recognise the presence of a tumoral pathology from a health state through the analysis of Volatile Organic C...
To study the effect of maternal scent on the oral feeding, behavior and stress level of premature infants hospitalized in the Neonatal intensive care unit and to assess its potential effec...
This study will be a prospective, randomized controlled study, which aims to determine if a maternal scent intervention improves the sleep wake states, brain maturation, and heart rate var...
This study evaluates the length of time an insect repellent product can protect against three species of ticks. Participants will have one arm treated with the repellent, and throughout th...
The microbiota of the human gastrointestinal tract responds to dietary shifts and can therefore be altered to promote human health. Both short- and long-term changes to macronutrient consu...
Free-standing or supported light weight meshwork fabric made of cotton, silk, polyester or other material having openings too small to allow entry of mosquitoes or other insects, thereby protecting against INSECT BITES; INSECT STINGS, and insect-borne diseases.
The state of society as it exists or in flux. While it usually refers to society as a whole in a specified geographical or political region, it is applicable also to restricted strata of a society.
Light weight meshwork fabric made of cotton, silk, polyester (nylon), or other material impregnated with insecticide, having openings too small to allow entry of mosquitoes or other insects, thereby offering protection against insect bite and insect-borne diseases.
A small nocturnal wingless insect with tapering physical outline.
The genetic complement of an insect (INSECTS) as represented in its DNA.