Tag: white-nose syndrome

A little brown bat
July 30, 2015

Natural Yeast Byproduct Inhibits White-Nose Syndrome

Researchers may have found a natural way to treat white-nose syndrome in bats, according to a new study. In a paper published in the journal Mycopathologia, researchers report that a...

Eastern massasauga rattlesnake
June 25, 2015

Resilient Fungus is Deadly Snake Killer

Tracking down snakes for a living can be fun, except when you stumble upon one that’s lost a portion of its face or tail. Lead author of a recently published...

June 10, 2015

Collaborative Bat Monitoring Study Launched

The United States Forest Service recently published plans for a new program to monitor bat populations across North America and determine the effects of ongoing threats such as habitat loss,...

May 26, 2015

First Bats Treated for White-Nose Syndrome Released

The story has the markings of the old Disney fairy tale when the charming prince wakes Princess Aurora from a magically induced coma after she pricks her finger on the spindle...

Brown bat
May 14, 2015

Enzyme in Bat Fungus Damages Tissue: Study

Scientists have unearthed a new clue to help explain white-nose syndrome — an emerging disease that has caused 6 million bat deaths in North America in less than a decade....

April 9, 2015

Natural Bat Bacteria Could Provide Cure for Killer Fungus

A naturally occurring bacteria found on some bats could be the key to fighting a deadly fungal disease affecting the flying mammals around the world. “What’s promising is that the...