Cocaine For Bees??

It is more than possible that in today’s economic crisis, many cokeheads are thinking harder about spending cash on their addiction. Meanwhile, honeybees are getting this expensive drug for free.

Recently, a behavioral researcher and neuroscientist named Andrew Barron has been experimenting with cocaine and honeybees at Australia’s Macquarie University. Barron is attempting to better understand addiction in human brains by using bees that have been given a cocaine solution. Using the bee brains as basic models for the molecular activity associated with addiction, Barron has found drugged bees are not unlike drugged humans.

For example, the infamous bee dance used for communication within a hive gets a boost in both enthusiasm and frequency.

Based on information printed in Science Illustrated March/April 2009

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