An orange toad perched on a leaf
Past Malaria Surges Linked to Amphibian Die-off
A study suggests that pathogens affecting other species can indirectly harm human health.
Past Malaria Surges Linked to Amphibian Die-off
Past Malaria Surges Linked to Amphibian Die-off

A study suggests that pathogens affecting other species can indirectly harm human health.

A study suggests that pathogens affecting other species can indirectly harm human health.

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Researchers Fight a Devastating Amphibian Infection Using Heat
Jennifer Parker | Jan 13, 2020
They’ve survived volcanic eruptions, but one Caribbean island’s mountain chicken frogs might need help from scientists to escape the lethal chytrid fungus.
Image of the Day: Floating Frog
Emily Makowski | Oct 4, 2019
A frog performs a balancing act in a region where amphibians are threatened.
Frog-Killing Chytrid Fungus Far Deadlier than Scientists Realized
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 29, 2019
A survey reveals the disease has decimated populations in Central and South America and tropical Australia and contributed to the extinction of 90 species.
Origin of Frog-Killing Chytrid Fungus Found
Ruth Williams | May 10, 2018
DNA evidence points to Asian amphibians as the source of a fatal disease that has been wiping out frogs across the globe.  
Frogs Fight Back From Fungal Attack
Ruth Williams | Mar 29, 2018
A decade after chytridiomycosis killed scores of amphibians in Panama, some species are recovering. New research indicates why.  
TS Picks: October 17, 2016
Kerry Grens | Oct 17, 2016
Problematic dietary advice; the man whose cells were fixed with CRISPR; treating toads
Fighting Chytrid Fungus
Karen Zusi | Nov 19, 2015
Researchers eliminated chytrid fungus from a Mediterranean island toad population using antifungals and disinfectants.
Frog Microbes May Help Fight Disease
Karen Zusi | Oct 7, 2015
Commensal skin bacteria adjusted their community structure when frogs were exposed to chytrid fungus in a recent study.
Frog-Killing Fungus as Inoculum
Kerry Grens | Jul 10, 2014
Repeated exposure to a harmful fungus can help a proportion of frogs ward off infection.
Week in Review: January 20–24
Tracy Vence | Jan 23, 2014
Mistimed sleep disrupts human transcriptome; canine tumor genome; de novo Drosophila genes; UVA light lowers blood pressure; aquatic microfauna fight frog-killing fungus
Aquatic Microfauna Eat Frog-Killing Fungus
Yao-Hua Law | Jan 23, 2014
Filter-feeders emerge as potential defenders against a deadly amphibian disease.
Trouble for Darwin’s Frogs
Abby Olena | Nov 21, 2013
Chytrid fungus has likely driven the decline of two South American frog species named for Charles Darwin.
Frog-Killing Fungus Thrives
Tia Ghose | Aug 15, 2012
Global trade in live bullfrogs and a more volatile, changing climate worsen a deadly amphibian fungus.
Pick your frog poison
Jessica P. Johnson | May 31, 2011
Human development may destroy natural habitats, but it could also provide amphibians with a safe haven from deadly fungal infections.