For the first time, scientists document monkey feeding on bats. Experts say this could provide clues on how zoonotic pathogens spread to other animal groups, including humans.
A fungal disease known as rapid ohia death has killed hundreds of thousands of Hawaii's iconic, native ohia lehua trees. Researchers have teamed up to create a treatment to prevent this deadly disease from spreading further across the state.
The same fungus that caused beloved Gros Michel bananas to go extinct in the 1960s may soon wipe out Cavendish varieties, too.
In a recent study, researchers reveal five songbirds may be transporting avian-biting ticks farther north. Ultimately, this could increase the number of Lyme disease cases in humans.
Following some careful ancient DNA detective work, researchers believe they have tracked down the origin of Phytophthora infestans, which is the pathogen responsible for the 19th century Irish potato famine.
Researchers may have finally found a cure for the deadly chytrid fungus plaguing wild amphibians. This infectious skin disease has affected over 700 species worldwide, but now scientists may be one step closer to conserving threatened populations.
Wild animals living within the Ruaha National Park, located in Central Tanzania, routinely dig watering holes to beat the heat during the dry season.
Some pollinating leafhoppers may be transmitting deadly bacteria to flowering plants. When infected, the plants are unable to blossom and sexual reproduction is prevented turning them into the living dead.
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.
An ancient flea caught in amber has accompanying bacteria that strongly resembles the forms of the bubonic plague. An Oregon State researcher recently published findings about this fossil from the Dominican Republic.
Hungry, corn-loving caterpillars trick corn plants into thinking they are being attacked by a pathogen which buys them time to eat more and grow larger faster.
According to new Stanford findings, in the San Francisco area there are even more ticks infected with a bacteria that produces Lyme disease-like symptoms than in the East Coast.
For a change, researches examined beach sand instead of beach water and found a surprising amount of pathogens that endanger beach goers. Here's what regulartors should be doing in light of these findings.
New findings suggest that the all-important rice plant can be engineered with a higher resistance to pathogens, and looks at how plants sense them.