Viruses impaired if their targets have diverse genes
When a viral infection spread through five genetically identical mice in a row, the virus replicated faster and became more virulent or severe. But when the infection spread one-by-one through five genetically ...
Tasmanian devils survived two big falls in numbers but now need help
Most people probably know the Tasmanian devil as the iconic animal from Australia's island state of Tasmania. Fewer know that, up until a few thousand years ago, devils were widespread across mainland Australia.
Barnacles hold clues about how climate change is affecting the deep ocean
The deep ocean seems so remote that it is difficult to imagine any sort of human-generated change making an impact on deep-sea life. It is even more difficult to collect or examine evidence from the deep ...
Scientists create mouse model to accelerate research on Ebola vaccines, treatments
In the war against Ebola, one important hurdle has just been cleared – by a mouse.