Bloodthirsty tsetse flies nurse their young, one live birth at a time – understanding this unusual strategy could help fight the disease they spread
This insect's unique reproductive biology could lead to new ways to control the species in the environment – and prevent the deadly sleeping sickness it spreads to people.
July 29, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: reproduction insects molecular-biology entomology tsetse-fly tsetse-flies milk larvae sleeping-sickness trypanosomiasis lactation african-sleeping-sickness viviparous symbiont
Researchers are using a newly developed satellite tag to study previously unknown aspects of tiger shark reproduction. This approach could be used on other difficult-to-study shark species.
April 28, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: reproduction conservation sharks wildlife scientists-at-work oceans marine-biology tagging endangered-species tiger-sharks women-scientists satellite-data the-bahamas
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