Conflict between fruit-growers, the Mauritian government and conservationists has dragged on for years – it's time for a new approach.
Nov. 26, 2020 • ~7 min
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Nipah virus, a disease with no vaccine, no cure, and a mortality rate of up to 70%, can teach us a lot about dealing with COVID-19, says Stephen Luby.
Nov. 23, 2020 • ~7 min
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Bats use echolocation to find out where their prey is, but also where it's headed, researchers report. And the predictions are really impressive.
Nov. 3, 2020 • ~6 min
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The genomes of six living bat species reveals the source of some of their superpowers, including echolocation, flight, and imperviousness to certain deadly viruses.
July 29, 2020 • ~6 min
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A reconstruction of the evolutionary origins of SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, shows its lineage could hold other nasty viruses.
July 28, 2020 • ~7 min
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Bats live a long time and can resist viruses like the one that causes COVID-19. New research finds this may be due to their control over inflammation.
July 14, 2020 • ~9 min
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Yellow fever, malaria and Ebola all spilled over from animals to humans at the edges of tropical forests. The new coronavirus is the latest zoonosis.
June 25, 2020 • ~11 min
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