They ran the data just days before HAS, so Jennifer could present it at the meeting. There isn't any paper....yetHaven't read the paper yet
And as any researcher knows, having nothin' is really just as good as having somethin'As it stands now, she's got nothin'.
I'm sure the results will be misquoted by opponents, . . .
Now Michael, why would they do that? The results seem to indicate that there was no significant difference in mite count between large cell and small cell. I think that the "opponents" of small cell will properly quote this many times.
She also intends to do some other studies on other aspects of small cell such as capping and emergence times.
If I understand this debate correctly, small cell proponents postulated that small cell hives had less mites because of shorter capping and emergence times with small cell. If the study showed that there were NOT less mites with small cell, then the difference in capping and emergence time (if it does exist) would not seem to cause a decrease in mite levels.
I wish that I could have been here for the meeting. Thanks for summarizing the results. I look forward to seeing more research in this area.
Well it is just one single study. If it showed small cell worked wonderfully, it would still be just one study. Good researchers are incredibly meticulous and go over things thoroughly before coming to conclusions, thus the need for more study (Such as capping times) to look at it at a different angle.If the study showed that there were NOT less mites with small cell, then the difference in capping and emergence time (if it does exist) would not seem to cause a decrease in mite levels.