Scientists turned toxic pesticide into treatment against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

N-Aryl-C-nitroazoles are an important class of heterocyclic compounds. They are used as pesticides and fungicides. However, these substances could be toxic to humans and cause mutations. As they are not frequently used, there is little data about them in the medicinal chemistry literature. However, it has been suggested recently that the groups of compounds that […]

Scientists turn toxic pesticide into treatment against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain N-Aryl-C-nitroazoles are an important class of heterocyclic compounds. They are used as pesticides and fungicides. However, these substances could be toxic to humans and cause mutations. As they are not frequently used, there is little data about them in the medicinal chemistry literature. However, it has been suggested recently that the […]

Pesticide deadly to bees now easily detected in honey — ScienceDaily

A common insecticide that is a major hazard for honeybees is now effectively detected in honey thanks to a simple new method. Researchers at the University of Waterloo developed an environmentally friendly, fully automated technique that extracts pyrethroids from the honey. Pyrethroids are one of two main groups of pesticides that contribute to colony collapse […]

Pesticide deadly to bees now easily detected in honey

Professor Janusz Pawliszyn transformed his lawn into a wildflower meadow to attract bees. Credit: Janusz Pawliszyn A common insecticide that is a major hazard for honeybees is now effectively detected in honey thanks to a simple new method. Researchers at the University of Waterloo developed an environmentally friendly, fully automated technique that extracts pyrethroids from […]

More plant diversity, less pesticide

Over the course of two years, the scientists collected data from two analogous grassland experiments, including the Jena Experiment in Germany. Credit: Matthias Ditscherlein Increasing plant diversity enhances the natural control of insect herbivory in grasslands. Species-rich plant communities support natural predators and simultaneously provide less valuable food for herbivores. This was found by a […]