Conservation News

Immune response to chytrid may kill frogs

People usually think of immune responses as helping bodies recover from diseases. But recent research showed the opposite for at least one frog species facing a deadly amphibian fungus. Lowland leopard frogs (Rana yavapaiensis) infected

FYI News

Why are bats such vectors for diseases?

As the new coronavirus rapidly spreads throughout China and around the world, scientists are indicating that the virus likely originated in bats. Specifically, they suggest, it probably game from the Chinese horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus sinicus).