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Learning more about the Chikungunya virus

Chikungunya, an emerging viral infection carried by mosquitoes, has been making headlines across the US over the past few weeks. But what is Chikungunya? How does it spread? 990 more words

Environmental Microbiology

Subduing the Hive Mind: An enemy’s enemy could become an unlikely friend

Leafcutter ants form some of the biggest, most remarkable animal societies on Earth, living in sprawling colonies of up to 8 million individuals. These ants harvest more greenery in South American rainforests than any other animal, consuming… 853 more words

Environmental Microbiology

We’ll have no bananas?

Reports of the imminent demise of the world’s most popular fruit have surfaced repeatedly over the course of the last decade. Bananas, particularly those grown in large… 1,095 more words

Environmental Microbiology

From Poo to Papillomavirus: Peculiar Penguin Pathogens

Penguin poo has seen a surprising range of scientific applications, from a comprehensive census of emperor penguins from satellite data to a calculation of the… 861 more words

Environmental Microbiology