disease vectors, ecology
Mosquito Transmission Regulates Malaria Virulence
Mosquito Transmission Regulates Malaria Virulence
Dan Cossins | May 29, 2013
Malaria parasites transmitted via mosquitoes elicit a more effective immune response and cause less severe infection than those directly injected into red blood cells.
Arctic Bacteria Thrives at Mars Temps
Arctic Bacteria Thrives at Mars Temps
Bob Grant | May 23, 2013
Researchers discover a microbe living at -15°C, the coldest temperature ever reported for bacterial growth, giving hope to the search for life elsewhere in the cosmos.
Ladybird Bioterrorists
Ladybird Bioterrorists
Ruth Williams | May 16, 2013
The Asian harlequin ladybird carries a biological weapon to wipe out competing species.
Plants Communicate with Help of Fungi
Plants Communicate with Help of Fungi
Dan Cossins | May 14, 2013
Symbiotic fungi on the roots of bean plants can act as an underground signaling network, transmitting early warnings of impending aphid attacks.
 
Arctic Foxes Suffer from Seafood Diet
Arctic Foxes Suffer from Seafood Diet
Dan Cossins | May 9, 2013
The decline of a population of Arctic foxes isolated on a small Russian island may be due to mercury pollution from their diet of seabirds and seals.
Can CO2 Help Grow Rainforests?
Can CO2 Help Grow Rainforests?
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 24, 2013
Researchers in the Amazon are measuring how much carbon dioxide fertilizes the rainforest.
Mysterious Sea Lion Stranding Continues
Mysterious Sea Lion Stranding Continues
Bob Grant | Apr 8, 2013
Scientists are stumped as to why hundreds of starved pups have been washing up on the California shore.
Bridges for UK Water Voles
Bridges for UK Water Voles
Dan Cossins | Mar 20, 2013
Newly constructed ramps will expand the habitat available to a colony of water voles in London, and similar ramps elsewhere could encourage isolated populations to mix. 
 
Native Frogs Beat Invasive Toads
Native Frogs Beat Invasive Toads
Dan Cossins | Mar 8, 2013
Native Australian frog tadpoles outcompete the tadpoles of the invasive cane toad, suggesting the native frogs could form part of a suburban control program.
How Dengue Does It
How Dengue Does It
Beth Marie Mole | Mar 1, 2013
Dengue virus has sophisticated mechanisms for entering a cell, for replicating its RNA genome, and for transcribing proteins.