New Species of Ebola Discovered
New Species of Ebola Discovered
The Bombali Ebola virus was identified in bats in Sierra Leone, and there’s no evidence that it has infected people or causes human disease.
New Species of Ebola Discovered
New Species of Ebola Discovered

The Bombali Ebola virus was identified in bats in Sierra Leone, and there’s no evidence that it has infected people or causes human disease.

The Bombali Ebola virus was identified in bats in Sierra Leone, and there’s no evidence that it has infected people or causes human disease.

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Why Bats Make Such Good Viral Hosts
Why Bats Make Such Good Viral Hosts
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 1, 2018
The bat version of the STING protein helps dampen the mammals' immune response to infection, researchers have found.
Robert Baker, Bat Biologist, Dies
Robert Baker, Bat Biologist, Dies
Diana Kwon | Apr 5, 2018
The Texas Tech University professor also investigated the effects of the Chernobyl disaster on surrounding wildlife.
Genomic Particularities Hint at Vampire Bat’s Ability to Live Off Blood
Genomic Particularities Hint at Vampire Bat’s Ability to Live Off Blood
Kerry Grens | Feb 19, 2018
In cooperation with its microbiome, the animal has genetic help in digesting blood and warding off pathogens.
Study: Telomeres Don’t Shorten with Age in Longest-Lived Bats
Study: Telomeres Don’t Shorten with Age in Longest-Lived Bats
Diana Kwon | Feb 8, 2018
Researchers find that while bats in the Myotis genus don’t produce telomerase, the enzyme that lengthens telomeres, they possess 21 telomere maintenance–related genes.
Image of the Day: Horseshoe Bat 
Image of the Day: Horseshoe Bat 
The Scientist Staff | Dec 4, 2017
Factors such as humidity and temperature can affect how Rhinolophus clivosus use echolocation. 
White-Nose Syndrome Fungus Infects Bats in Texas
White-Nose Syndrome Fungus Infects Bats in Texas
Jef Akst | Mar 27, 2017
The pathogenic fungus that has decimated populations of bats throughout the eastern United States has surfaced in the state for the first time, although none of the bats appear diseased.
Distracting Tails
Distracting Tails
Jenny Rood | Feb 17, 2015
Luna moths use their long tails to throw bats off their trail.
Vampire Bats Lack Bitter Taste
Vampire Bats Lack Bitter Taste
Jef Akst | Jun 25, 2014
With a diet of blood, the flying mammals have largely lost the ability to taste bitter flavors.
More Evidence MERS Came from Bats
More Evidence MERS Came from Bats
Kerry Grens | Oct 10, 2013
Genomic analysis suggests that the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus circulated among bats for a while before jumping to humans.