Posts Tagged ‘fungus’

Stopping Chytrid, Saving Frogs

Monday, January 6th, 2014
Vance Vredenburg, Dave Blackburn, Sonia Ghose, frogs, amphibians, salamanders, SF State, chytrid, Bd, Africa, microbes, disease, fungus

Academy researchers are working to stop the spread of the deadly chytrid fungus to save amphibians.

Lou Reed, Giants and Farmers

Friday, November 1st, 2013
spiders, lou reed, fungi, fungus, bacteria, dinosaurs, giants, gigantism, sauropods

This week’s science news round-up includes musical spiders, gigantic dinosaurs and farming fungi.

Whiskey, Wolves, and Fungus Sex!

Friday, September 13th, 2013
wolves, grey, eastern, fish and wildlife, service, fws, fungus, Cryptococcus neoformans, aids, hiv, whiskey, bourbon, rye, chemistry, uc davis, oak barrels

A sampling of a few science headlines from this past week…

New Chytrid

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
chytrid, bd, bs, dave blackburn, frogs, salamanders, amphibians, disease, extinction, fungus

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
frogs, chytrid, Bd, Vance Vredenburg, San Francisco State, amphibians, clawed, African, pregnancy, golden gate park, fungus, disease, extinction

Local researchers, using Academy collections, are tracking the spread of the deadly disease killing amphibians worldwide.

The Bat Bunker

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
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In English and Spanish. The Nature Conservancy is hoping to combat white nose fungus with an artificial bat cave.

Zombie Ant Fungus

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
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Four new species of fungi found in the Brazilian rainforest have a nightmarish effect on ants.

Scary Bats

Thursday, October 28th, 2010
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Bats aren’t scary, but recent news about them is…

Saving the Bees

Thursday, October 7th, 2010
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US Army researchers, and other scientists, are working hard to protect honey bees from colony collapse disorder.

Yum! Chocolate Genome

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010
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Last week, rival candy bar companies announced they’ve unlocked the chocolate code.

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