Tag: White-nose syndrome

Missouri S&T iGEM team earns bronze medal

Posted by on September 30, 2015

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Missouri University of Science and Technology’s chapter of iGEM, the International Genetically Engineered Machine Foundation, has earned a bronze medal at the iGEM 2015 Giant Jamboree, held Sept. 24-28 in Boston. The team earned the medal for its work to combat white-nose syndrome, a disease that has killed millions of bats and threatens to disrupt the ecosystem.

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Missouri S&T student team battles disease in bats

Posted by on September 22, 2015

White-nose syndrome has plagued bat species throughout the United States since its introduction in 2006 from Europe. Millions have already died and the disease, caused by a fungus that preys on hibernating bats, threatens to disrupt the ecosystem. However, white-nose syndrome may be on the retreat thanks to a team of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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