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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.
Cooperative Control
Cooperative Control
Sandhya Sekar | Feb 10, 2015
With the help of a virus that infects its prey’s nervous system, a parasitoid wasp coerces a lady beetle to protect its young.
Jumping Hosts
Jumping Hosts
Jef Akst | Jan 30, 2014
A single amino acid change helps a plant pathogen related to the causative agent of the Irish potato famine infect a new host.
Animal Mind Control
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2012
Examples of parasites that manipulate the behavior of their hosts are not hard to come by, but scientists have only recently begun to understand how they induce such dramatic changes.