Vaccine Could Save Tasmanian Devils From Extinction.

New research paves the way for the development of a vaccine for the Tasmanian devil, Sarcophilus harrisii (Figure 1), currently on the brink of extinction because of a contagious cancer.
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White-nose Syndrome Changes Social Behavior in Bats

Virtually every mammalogist is aware of White-nose syndrome (WNS), an emerging infectious disease that targets hibernating bats. It is caused by Geomyces destructans, an introduced fungus in the family Myxotrichaceae. The fungus reached North America in the early 2006 at a cave in Schoharie County, NY Read More...

Dramatic Declines in Myotis Summer Activity

Bat biologists have known for some time that White-nose syndrome (WNS) is causing rapid declines in little brown bats in the Eastern United States. In 2006 biologist discovered a white fungus on the nose, wings, and ears of cave hibernating Read More...