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in Health & Physiology

Driving down malaria

Mosquitoes are the worlds’ deadliest animal due to their role in spreading Malaria. The revolutionary molecular technique known as CRISPR may help containing mosquitoes populations, preventing the disease to spread.

published on Jul 18, 2017 by Andrew Hammond , Xenia Karlsson , Ziyin Wang | 4 min read
in Microbiology
How a fungus causes the collapse of salamander populations

Fire salamanders in Europe are threatened by a seemingly relentless pathogen. How will salamanders cope with this aggressive fungus?

Nov 16, 2017 | 3 min read
in Evolution & Behaviour
How cats conquered the Ancient world: a 9,000-years DNA tale

The story our furry companions comes from long time time ago. How did they spread all over the world?

Sep 20, 2017 | 4 min read
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