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September 2, 2015

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September 2, 2015

Study in Bats and Rodents Offers Insights on How Viruses Spread Across Species

Aug. 25, 2015 — Bats are natural reservoirs of several important emerging viruses, and because cross-species transmission appears to be quite common among bats, it's important to study bats in a community ... read more

Aug. 10, 2015 — Doubting whether cave invertebrates feed on just anything they can find in the harsh food-wise environment underground, researchers conducted a research in Slovakian and Romania caves. They studied a ... read more

July 9, 2015 — An international team of researchers has discovered how legumes are able to tell helpful and harmful invading bacteria apart. The research has implications for improving the understanding of how ... read more

C. Difficile Needs Iron, but Not Too Much: Insights Into Maintaining It 'Just Right'

July 7, 2015 — Those bacteria that require iron walk a tightrope. Iron is essential for their growth, but too much iron can damage DNA and enzymes through oxidation. Therefore, bacteria have machinery to maintain ... read more

Global Warming May Threaten Shellfish Industries

July 3, 2015 — Fans of mussels may soon find themselves out of luck according to research which suggests that global warming may threaten shellfish ... read more

Nanospiked Bacteria Are the Brightest Hard X-Ray Emitters

July 2, 2015 — In a scientific breakthrough, researchers have fashioned bacteria to emit intense, hard X-ray radiation. They show that irradiating a glass slide coated with nanoparticle doped bacteria, turns the ... read more

June 30, 2015 — Scientists have discovered the deepest underground dwelling centipede. The animal was found in three caves in the Velebit Mountains, Croatia. Recorded as deep as 1,100 meters, the new species was ... read more

June 30, 2015 — Though they occupy a small fraction of the Earth's surface, freshwater wetlands are the largest natural source of methane going into the atmosphere. New research identifies an unexpected process ... read more

June 24, 2015 — The first species of yeti crab from hydrothermal vent systems of the East Scotia Ridge in the Southern Ocean, Antarctica, has been described. This Yeti Crab is famous for its body, which is densely ... read more

June 23, 2015 — Most of the world's bats use extremely sophisticated hunting techniques, but not bats around the equator. They use pretty much the same less sophisticated hunting techniques as their ancestors ... read more

Legumes Control Infection of Nodules by Both Symbiotic, Endophytic Bacteria

June 22, 2015 — Legume plants selectively regulate access and accommodation of both symbiotic and endophytic bacteria inside root nodule, new research shows. This provides a solid basis and platform for ... read more

June 19, 2015 — New research helps elucidate how bats actually fly to find their prey. Every night a bat puts in 600-700 kilometres of airtime. Flying low, the animals catch insects at speeds of around 40 metres per ... read more

Research on Diversity Among Nitrogen-Fixing Plants

June 16, 2015 — New research focuses on a question that has intrigued scientists for decades -- are plants able to regulate their relationships with nitrogen-fixing ... read more

June 11, 2015 — A new, rapid method is helping detect how bacteria sense and respond to changes in their environment. The food-poisoning pathogen, Salmonella, for example is adept at picking up cues to adjust to ... read more

June 10, 2015 — Bats in tropical regions are fertilizing trees with their excretions. An international team of scientists recently discovered that seeds of a tropical tree species, which regularly hosts bats in ... read more

June 8, 2015 — For more than a decade, the scientific community has postulated that methane could be spontaneously produced by chemical reactions between hydrogen from hydrothermal vent fluid and carbon dioxide. ... read more

Minding the Gap: City Bats Won't Fly Through Bright Spaces

June 4, 2015 — Researchers have discovered that bats living in a city are less likely to move from tree to tree in brightly lit areas. The bats studied in this experiment emerge in the evening from their roosts, ... read more

Few Opportunities to Change: Ocean Warming, Oxygen Loss Putting Marine Life Under Increasing Pressure

June 4, 2015 — If you want to live, you need to breathe and muster enough energy to move, find nourishment and reproduce. This basic tenet is just as valid for us human beings as it is for the animals inhabiting ... read more

June 4, 2015 — Warming temperatures and decreasing levels of dissolved oxygen will act together to create metabolic stress for marine animals. Habitats will shift to places in the ocean where the oxygen supply can ... read more

Is Our First Line of Defense Sleeping on the Job?

June 2, 2015 — The skin microbiome is considered our first line of defense against pathogens. Across our bodies, we are covered with a diverse assemblage of bacteria. However, the skin can be a harsh environment ... read more

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