After a six-year effort, researchers on the Spanish island of Majorca have rid several groups of Majorcan midwife toads of the pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis — better known as chytrid fungus, or B.d. It’s the first time the disease, which is devastating amphibians worldwide, has been er... Read More
Microbiologists have wondered whether flushing our toilets might be spreading faecal bacteria into the air around our homes, but thankfully that doesn’t seem to be the case. Only 0.4 per cent of those in the air were traced back to the toilet bowl – far less than the almost 9 per cent that came ... Read More
More than 40,000 women – some as young as 16 – have been recruited to carry out tasks normally only done by doctors and nurses: give childhood vaccinations, provide antenatal care, screen for deadly diseases and supervise their treatment.
In a post-Ebola world, these health-extension workers ... Read More
Helpful bacteria that live in the insect that transmits the pathogen associated with citrus greening disease may play a role in the pathogen’s spread.
A new study of the citrus greening bacterium’s effects on its insect vector, the Asian citrus psyllid, reveals multiple changes within the ins... Read More