Researchers Fight a Devastating Amphibian Infection Using Heat
Researchers Fight a Devastating Amphibian Infection Using Heat
They’ve survived volcanic eruptions, but one Caribbean island’s mountain chicken frogs might need help from scientists to escape the lethal chytrid fungus.
Researchers Fight a Devastating Amphibian Infection Using Heat
Researchers Fight a Devastating Amphibian Infection Using Heat

They’ve survived volcanic eruptions, but one Caribbean island’s mountain chicken frogs might need help from scientists to escape the lethal chytrid fungus.

They’ve survived volcanic eruptions, but one Caribbean island’s mountain chicken frogs might need help from scientists to escape the lethal chytrid fungus.

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Image of the Day: Floating Frog
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
A Race Against Extinction
A Race Against Extinction
A. Marmaduke Kilpatrick | Dec 1, 2014
Bat populations ravaged; hundreds of amphibian species driven to extinction; diverse groups of birds threatened. Taking risks will be necessary to control deadly wildlife pathogens.
Contributors
Contributors
Molly Sharlach | Dec 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2014 issue of The Scientist.