Roy Mathew Francis

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Varroa mites and viruses are the currently the high-profile suspects in collapsing bee colonies. Therefore, seasonal variation in varroa load and viruses (Acute-Kashmir-Israeli complex (AKI) and Deformed Wing Virus (DWV)) were monitored in a year-long study. We investigated the viral titres in honey bees and varroa mites from 23 colonies (15 apiaries) under(More)
The well-being of a colony and replenishment of the workers depends on a healthy queen. Diseases in queens are seldom reported, and our knowledge on viral infection in queens is limited. In this study, 86 honey bee queens were collected from beekeepers in Denmark. All queens were tested separately by two real-time PCRs: one for the presence of deformed wing(More)
Marina D Meixner , Ralph Büchler, Cecilia Costa, Roy M Francis, Fani Hatjina, Per Kryger, Aleksandar Uzunov and Norman L Carreck LLH, Bee Institute, Erlenstrasse 9, 35274 Kirchhain, Germany. Consiglio per la Ricerca e la sperimentazione in Agricoltura Unità di ricerca di apicoltura e bachicoltura (CRA-API), Via di Saliceto 80, 40128 Bologna, Italy.(More)
A Cochrane review of interventions for the prevention of falls in community-dwelling older people concluded that exercise programmes, which address two or more components of strength, balance, flexibility or endurance, reduce the incidence of falls and the number of people falling. The Otago Exercise Programme (OEP) combines strength and balance-retraining(More)
In 2008 one of our most downloaded papers was Mike Barnes’ review article on the management of spasticity published ten years earlier (Age Ageing 1998; 27: 239-245). The Editorial Board therefore commented that there was a need for an updated review on this topic, to include the latest information on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation and(More)
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