A mite that spreads a dangerous virus among honeybees also plays an indirect role in infecting wild bumblebees, new research shows.
The Varroa destructor mite lives on honeybees and can spread deformed wing virus (DWV) throughout the hive.
The mite has emerged as a parasite of Western honeybees, after switching from its original host, the Asian honeybee at the beginning of the last century. It has since spread globally through the man-made movement of infested honeybee hives and has turned into a viral vector.
Footlights is Exeter University’s largest Musical Theatre society, now in its 32nd year. Each year, we strive to create show-stopping student productions to a professional standard. Following four consecutive sell-out shows at Exeter’s Northcott Theatre (West Side Story; Evita; The Phantom of the Opera; The Producers; Singin’ In The Rain), we are now looking forward to our 2018 Northcott production of the legendary Oklahoma!
Footlights, the University of Exeter’s biggest musical theatre society that brought you The Phantom of the Opera (2016), The Producers (2017) and Singin’ in the Rain (2018) are proud to present OKLAHOMA! – an illustrious classic propelled by love, community and integrity.
Based on Lynn Riggs’ Green Grow the Lilacs, this harmonically rich and wildly symphonic blend of ballet, ballad and barn dance is a musical that takes an unblinking look at a community trapped in the American economic and social underclass.
The University of Exeter Medical School celebrated a major milestone on July 17, when its first Medical students graduated.
The cohort of 88 students has now completed the five year Medicine programme, and marked their outstanding achievement before moving on to the next phase of their training within the NHS.
Medicine graduate Luke Tester said: “I’m ready to graduate today. It’s been a culmination of five years of hard work. It’s been a team journey between students, peers and staff and today is a celebration for all of us.”
A former Home Secretary, an LGBT campaigner, the leader of the first all-female crew to cross the Pacific and a legendary journalist are among those being given honorary degrees by the University of Exeter.
The Right Honourable Alan Johnson, Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall, rower Laura Penhaul and John Simpson CBE, the BBC’s World Affairs Editor, will join leading figures from the world of science, sport, health and literature whose achievements will be recognised during graduation ceremonies in Exeter and Truro.
Research that revealed the devastating impact that microplastic pollution could have on the health of humans and wildlife has won a Guardian University Award.
A University of Exeter team led by Professor Tamara Galloway last night won the Research Impact category at a ceremony in London. The team was praised for work on the global impact of micro and nanoplastics – small plastic particles less than 1mm in length - which are increasingly contaminating the natural environment.