Posts Tagged ‘fungus’

Termite Farmers

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

How do some termites make the most of their woody diets? Gut bacteria and the fungus that they farm!

Fungus Among Us

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

The same irritating fungus that causes dandruff in humans is found in the deep sea.

Zombies, Brains and Fungus

Thursday, August 28th, 2014
ants, zombie ants, fungus

Researchers are looking at ants’ brains to understand how a zombifying fungus works.

Fighting Fungus with Fungus

Friday, July 11th, 2014
frogs, fungus, chytrid, Bd, Dave Blackburn, amphibians

Scientists attempt to save frogs from the fungus that’s killing them with the same 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

In English and Spanish. The Nature Conservancy is hoping to combat white nose fungus with an artificial bat cave.

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