Our research group has studied host-pathogen/parasite interactions underlying various honey bee diseases. The decline of managed honey bee colonies across the globe is highly associated with the parasitic mite infestation as well as virus (DWV) infection.
N6-methyaladenosine (m6A) has been identified as the most common internal modification in mRNA in higher eukaryotes. Recent studies suggest that m6A modification plays significant and broad roles in various physiological processes that might be linked to human diseases, such as cancers.
With cities getting bigger and climate change threatening to bring more extreme weather, the concept of “sponge cities” has been proposed in China, which is a reimagination of the urban environment where raindrop is captured, controlled and reused.