Posts Tagged ‘disease’

Hungry Sea Otters Save Shorelines

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
Image by Robert Scoles/NOAA

Researchers are discovering just how vital sea otters are to healthy ecosystems.

Sea Otter Awareness Week

Monday, September 23rd, 2013
sea otters, otters, awareness, disease, threatened, endangered, usgs, population, specimens, marine mammals, mammals

Celebrate these engaging and rebounding animals!

New Chytrid

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
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When researchers found fire salamanders in the Netherlands dying at a rapid rate from a skin fungus, they thought the infection looked familiar.

Tracking the Spread of Disease

Monday, May 20th, 2013
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Local researchers, using Academy collections, are tracking the spread of the deadly disease killing amphibians worldwide.

Bat Immunity

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
bats, disease, immunity, flight, evolution, DNA

Bats have amazing immunity to disease and are the only mammals that fly. Could the two be intertwined?

Islands, Birds and Disease

Thursday, December 1st, 2011
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Researcher Jack Dumbacher returns to Papua New Guinea each year, always finding something new.

CellScope

Thursday, October 20th, 2011
PondMicrobe

Lightweight, mobile microscopes are not only being used in third world countries to diagnose disease, but also in classrooms to get kids excited about science.

Species Loss and Human Health

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
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The loss of a species, from beneficial bacteria to charismatic mammals, can be devastating to the planet, and, according to a new study, harmful to human health.

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