Dangerous varieties of fungus are responsible for some 1.5 million deaths a year, killing more people than TB or malaria. Yet there are no vaccines to protect people against fungal infections.
In a new study, students shed light on how sea stars respond to a deadly disease that caused a major die-off three years ago. This could help conservationists better protect starfish populations.
Half the world's salamanders live in North America, doing their essential job of consuming insects and being an important part of the food chain. Do we want them to go extinct, like the Netherlands' fire salamanders, prey to a fatal fungus that may arrive on imported pets?