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  • Varroa Mites: A Danger to Bees

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    Untreated they can wipe out a bee colony within one to three years: Varroa mites are regarded as the greatest pest to the western honeybee. This animation explains how the tiny parasites threaten bees and explains what beekeepers can do about them.

    Beekeeper Ernst Caspari has 20 colonies of bees that collect honey for him, and he needs to protect his bees against their greatest enemy, the Varroa mite. This parasite, measuring one to two millimetres in length, is a major cause of bee losses during the winter. The Varroa mite first appeared in Germany in 1978. Caspari still remembers the Varroa-free time before that: “Bee-keeping was simpler. Previously, you could expect losses of up to ten per cent during the winter. A queen might die, or a shrew might get into the beehive.” Now, however, individual beekeepers may lose 30 per cent or more of their bee populations throughout a year. “That is why beekeepers have to take action, otherwise their colonies will not survive for long,” says the 86-year-old from Leverkusen. Read the whole story here: https://www.magazine.bayer.... Show less
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    • How Safe are Medicines? - Duration: 5 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 2,199 views
      Any medication can have both desirable effects and unwanted side effects. But what should you do if you suffer from unwanted side effects? This video provides some answers. In addition, our new web...
    • How Do Painkillers Work? - Duration: 2 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 31,190 views
      There are various ways to treat pain. That's why it's good to know how pain occurs. This animation explains it and shows how Aspirin works. ► Bayer TV International: The official
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    • Diagnosis Hemophilia - Duration: 2 minutes, 20 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 907 views
      Hemophilia patients lack an important element in the complex process of blood clotting. As a result, blood from wounds does not clot or clots only very slowly. Even minor injuries can become a heal...
    • Counterfeit Medicines - Duration: 2 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 16,370 views
      The WHO estimates that about 30 percent of drugs sold worldwide are counterfeit. This animation shows the risks and how to protect yourself from them.

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    • Side Effects of Drugs - Duration: 3 minutes, 1 second.

      • 1 year ago
      • 6,135 views
      Every effective medicine can also have side effects. That's why doctors check the risks and benefits for each individual patient. This animated film provides more information.
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    • When the Heart Falters – Cardiac Insufficiency - Duration: 2 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 278 views
      Thomas Steffens is a musician with a pacemaker. Between his gigs and his regular hospital visits he hopes for a drug without side effects. Bayer is researching into this.
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    • Living with Anemia - Duration: 2 minutes, 50 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 752 views
      When the kidneys fail, this almost always leads to anemia. There are treatment options, but it remains difficult for many patients. Bayer is carrying out research to improve the lives of these peop...
    • Deadly Threat for Dogs - Duration: 2 minutes, 59 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 291 views
      They are transmitted by mosquitoes and can lead to death when untreated: Heart worms. They are well known in the Mediterranean area and in North America. Now researchers at Bayer are working on a n...
    • 8 Simple Steps to Cure Any Disease - Duration: 2 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 479 views
      Have you ever wondered why drugs can be very expensive? Some people say it’s because pharmaceutical companies are greedy, selfish, and uncaring. Maybe the answer is more complicated. Maybe drugs ar...
    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) - Duration: 2 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 16,853 views
      Science-film which explains the diagnosis and therapy of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
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    • Understanding multiple sclerosis - Duration: 6 minutes, 29 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 3,677 views
      The autoimmune disorder multiple sclerosis remains incurable. Active ingredients manufactured with biotechnological means can however delay its progression.

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  • A Visit to Biotechnology at Bayer Play all

    • A Visit to the Protein Engineers - Duration: 79 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      • 4,902 views
      Proteins are the building blocks of life. Jan Tebbe and his colleagues at Bayer have the task of tailoring such proteins for the development of new drugs and the protection of plants. For this they...
    • A Visit to the Biological Reaction Accelerators - Duration: 72 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      • 158,895 views
      Andre Puetz is a biotechnologist and constantly searching for new biocatalysts for Bayer. In nature, these substances allow the formation of chemical compounds, which can only be produced very labo...
    • A Visit to Microbiological Production - Duration: 76 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      • 4,608 views
      Frank Berendes has always been fascinated by biology. In his job in biological production at Bayer, he can use his knowledge of microorganisms to help produce valuable drugs and biological crop pro...
    • A Visit to the High-Tech Laboratory for Plant Protection - Duration: 83 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      • 4,604 views
      Anyone who talks to researcher Horst Antonicek quickly realizes that biochemistry is very important to him. At Bayer, he uses high-tech robots to search for substances that may protect plants. And ...
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    • Small Worms – Big Damage - Duration: 83 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 3,935 views
      Not even a millimeter long but still able to destroy complete harvests - the nematode. These harmful worms infect the roots of plants and suck nutrients and water out of them. A biological product...
    • Weeds Threaten Yields - Duration: 2 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 374 views
      Herbicides are an important part of modern agriculture. They fight weeds that compete with wheat, rapeseed, corn, etc. for precious resources like soil, water and light. The problem: Over time, wee...
    • When Worms Threaten the Yield - Duration: 2 minutes, 40 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 577 views
      They are so small that Nihat Yildirim, pepper farmer from Turkey, cannot see them with his naked eye. But worldwide the worms destroy more than ten percent of the yield every year. Nihat Yildirim i...
    • Global Trends in Nutrition - Duration: 85 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 638 views
      Nearly 10 billion people will be living on this planet in 2050. Every year, the global population increases by about 80 million people. The per capita area available for fields keeps declining.
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    • Better Harvest for Farmers in Developing Countries - Duration: 3 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 384 views
      In Food Chain Partnerships Bayer connects local farmers in developing countries with international trading companies. As part of the program Bayer is training indian famers in sustainable agricultu...
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