Dr Nicola Simcock: Food for thought: the honey bee as a model animal to study physiology


Potential applications of the honey bee in studying human depression and drug addiction.

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Model animals are much used in medical research to gain understanding of a range of conditions. The most often used insect is the fruit fly; 75% of disease-causing genes have a functional homologue in the fruit fly. The ability of the honey bee to learn tasks and to communicate with nest-mates means that it can be a useful animal model in such human conditions as depression and drug addiction. Nicola explains experiments which demonstrate the potential


Published 2019

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Weight 0.034 kg
Dimensions 21 × 14.8 × 0.5 cm