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There are 26 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Disease".

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1. Successful disease elimination offers hope for amphibians

Scientists have reported one of the first big wins in the fight against an invasive fungal disease.

Tags: Animals, Disease, Fungi, Invasive species
2. What's eating you

These days we can get a prescription for many infections, but what happens when you have more than one at a time? Emily Griffiths explains how we can look at co-infection in a way that could help us devise more effective treatments.

Tags: Biology, Disease, Ecology, Health, Microbes
3. Microscope hack could offer cheap disease testing

A new solution to measure cell movement could save scientists hundreds of thousands of pounds, says the researcher who developed the method to save himself time and money in the lab.

Tags: Disease
4. Podcast: Common parasite hampers bees' homing ability

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Stephan Wolf of Queen Mary, University of London, and Jason Lim of Rothamsted Research explain why some honeybees may be struggling to make it back to the hive after foraging trips.

Tags: Biology, Disease, Food, Insects, Natural resources, Podcasts, Pollinators, UK
5. Podcast: Of sewage and superbugs

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Elizabeth Wellington and Greg Amos of the University of Warwick explain how sewage treatment could be helping spread highly drug-resistant bacteria around the environment.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Disease, Evolution, Microbes, Podcasts, Pollution, Rivers and lakes
6. Honeybee homing hampered by parasite

Honeybees infected with a common parasite have a much lower chance of making it back from foraging trips, say scientists.

Tags: Bees, Biology, Disease, Farming, Food, Insects, Natural resources, Pollinators, UK
7. Mycology against malaria

Insect-borne infections take an appalling toll across much of the world, and they're turning up in new places. Tom Marshall finds out how fungi could help us fight back.

Tags: Disease, Environmental change, Fungi, Hazards, Health, Insects
8. Parasitic mite spreads lethal virus to honeybees

A parasitic mite has helped spread a particularly nasty strain of a virus to countless honeybees, helping to wipe out hundreds of colonies, according to the latest study.

Tags: Bees, Disease, Ecology, Food, Pollinators, UK
9. Podcast: Could injured dinosaurs help modern medicine?

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Victoria Egerton, Bill Sellers and Phil Manning of the University of Manchester describe how the bones of a 72-million-year-old, 2·2m-tall 7·4m-long predatory dinosaur reveals intimate clues about how it lived and how it survived massive trauma.

Tags: Disease, Palaeontology, Podcasts
10. Mosquitoes gathering in UK gardens

Two species of mosquito, responsible for spreading malaria and West Nile virus elsewhere, are gathering in Britain's gardens, say scientists.

Tags: Biodiversity, Disease, Ecology, Hazards, Health, Insects, UK, Water

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