Archive: 07/28/2008

Newly discovered monkey is threatened with extinction

Just three years after it was discovered, a new species of monkey is threatened with extinction according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, which recently published the first-ever census of the endangered primate. Known ...

Jul 28, 2008 3.8 / 5 (5) 0

Structure of hepatitis B virus mapped

Using a newly developed method, Utrecht University researchers have mapped the structure and composition of the hepatitis B virus. The researchers were able to map the structure by spraying the virus.

Jul 28, 2008 5 / 5 (2) 0

Fungus Foot Baths Could Save Bees

One of the biggest world wide threats to honey bees, the varroa mite, could soon be about to meet its nemesis. Researchers at the University of Warwick are examining naturally occurring fungi that kill the varroa mite. They ...

Jul 28, 2008 4.4 / 5 (9) 0

Bacteria reveal secret of adaptation at Evolution Canyon

Bacteria living on opposite sides of a canyon have evolved to cope with different temperatures by altering the make-up of their 'skin', or cell membranes. Scientists have found that bacteria change these complex and important ...

Jul 28, 2008 4.7 / 5 (9) 0

Francisella tularensis: Stopping a biological weapon

Scientists hope a vaccine is on the horizon for tularemia, a fatal disease caused by the pathogen Francisella tularensis, an organism of concern as a potential biological warfare agent. Until recently we knew very little ...

Jul 28, 2008 5 / 5 (1) 0
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