Study of bee-manipulating plant virus reveals a “short-circuiting” of natural selection. Researchers suggest that replicating the scent caused by infection could encourage declining bee populations to pollinate crops – helping both bee and human food supplies.
A population of fruit bats which is found across much of continental Africa is widely infected with two deadly viruses that could spread to humans, new research reveals.
Discovery could lead to new treatments for this genetic disorder.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria thrive in the lungs of seriously ill patients and is major cause of death in patients with cystic fibrosis.
Research could have major implications for improving treatment and vaccination.