I posted this in the Forum under the CBS thread, then thought that it should be here in this forum. On the page with the CBS story was an area for making comments on the story. The following is a post from James Galioto, take it for what it's worth but it sounds very promising. I hope we hear much more about this in the near future.
I am James Galioto the President of VDSC. Our company has the rights to the IVDS technology and developed the protocols to get the result which was confirmed by Dr. De Risi who found SARS. I can be reached at JGalioto@VDSC.US
Scientists Identify Pathogens That May Be Causing Global Honeybee Deaths
Researchers have identified potential culprits behind the wide-spread catastrophic death of honeybees around North America and Europe. A team of scientists from Edgewood Chemical Biological Center and University of California San Francisco identified both a virus and a parasite that are likely behind the recent sudden die-off of honeybee colonies.
Using a new technology called the Integrated Virus Detection System (IVDS), which was designed for military use to rapidly screen samples for pathogens, ECBC scientists last week isolated the presence of viral and parasitic pathogens that may be contributing to the honeybee loss. Confirmation testing was conducted over the weekend by scientists at the University of California San Francisco. ECBC scientists presented the results of their studies yesterday to a United States Department of Agriculture working group, hastily convened to determine next steps.
Posted by jimgali at 07:55 PM : May 07, 2007