Disrupted Habitats Have More Zoonotic Disease Hosts: Study
Disrupted Habitats Have More Zoonotic Disease Hosts: Study
Animals that can host pathogens dangerous to humans, such as rodents, birds, and bats, are proportionately more common in human-occupied spaces than in remote areas.
Disrupted Habitats Have More Zoonotic Disease Hosts: Study
Disrupted Habitats Have More Zoonotic Disease Hosts: Study

Animals that can host pathogens dangerous to humans, such as rodents, birds, and bats, are proportionately more common in human-occupied spaces than in remote areas.

Animals that can host pathogens dangerous to humans, such as rodents, birds, and bats, are proportionately more common in human-occupied spaces than in remote areas.

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DNA Could Thwart Trade of the World’s Most Trafficked Mammal
DNA Could Thwart Trade of the World’s Most Trafficked Mammal
Diana Kwon | Aug 6, 2020
Pangolins are poached for their scales and meat, leading researchers to develop a set of molecular tools to help track and mitigate the trade.
Tracking Pangolin Traffic Networks
Tracking Pangolin Traffic Networks
The Scientist Staff | Aug 6, 2020
Working at bushmeat markets in Africa, researchers are trying to trace the trade networks of the mammals.
In COVID-19–Hit Africa, Agricultural Research Feels the Pinch
In COVID-19–Hit Africa, Agricultural Research Feels the Pinch
Munyaradzi Makoni | Aug 6, 2020
The pandemic and accompanying lockdowns have meant missing growing seasons and losing out on key data. As restrictions are partially lifted, researchers are adjusting to the new normal.
MeTooSTEM Leader Admits to Faking Twitter Account
MeTooSTEM Leader Admits to Faking Twitter Account
Amanda Heidt | Aug 4, 2020
BethAnn McLaughlin will step away from the organization after confirming allegations that she posed as @Sciencing_Bi, a fabricated queer indigenous researcher and victim of sexual harassment.
Does the Common Cold Protect You from COVID-19?
Does the Common Cold Protect You from COVID-19?
Chris Baraniuk | Aug 4, 2020
There are emerging signs that some people might have heightened protection against SARS-CoV-2, perhaps thanks to recent infection by other coronaviruses.
Study: Test College Students for Coronavirus Every Two Days
Study: Test College Students for Coronavirus Every Two Days
Shawna Williams | Aug 4, 2020
A model scenario concludes that frequent testing with fast turnaround is key to avoiding campus outbreaks of COVID-19, even if the tests are imperfect.
Most Members of Federal Fetal Tissue Ethics Panel Oppose Abortion
Most Members of Federal Fetal Tissue Ethics Panel Oppose Abortion
Lisa Winter | Aug 3, 2020
The members of a new advisory board to the NIH met for the first time and will weigh in on federal funding for grants that rely on donated tissue from abortions.
Children Often Carry More Coronavirus than Adults Do: Study
Children Often Carry More Coronavirus than Adults Do: Study
Amanda Heidt | Jul 31, 2020
It’s not clear if their high viral load makes kids more likely to infect others.
How Our Exhalations Help Spread Pathogens Such as SARS-CoV-2
How Our Exhalations Help Spread Pathogens Such as SARS-CoV-2
Amanda Heidt | Jul 31, 2020
Lydia Bourouiba, an expert in fluid dynamics and disease transmission at MIT, explains how the physics of sneezes and coughs leads to the spread of respiratory pathogens such as COVID-19.