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Common Bacterium Cures Bats' White-Nose Syndrome


Animals  (tags: endangered, environment, bats, protection, medicine, science )

Connie
- 1462 days ago - news.discovery.com
This is hopeful.



   

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Freya H (345)
Saturday May 16, 2015, 6:54 pm
Sometimes Nature already has the best solution to a problem.
 

Kathryn M (108)
Saturday May 16, 2015, 6:58 pm
Thank you, Connie!
 

MmAway M (519)
Saturday May 16, 2015, 7:40 pm
Sadly Connie I can't send you a star!

Thank you for posting this article I did forward it!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 16, 2015, 10:06 pm
Great news if it does work--we need our bats. thx Connie
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 16, 2015, 10:54 pm
Interesting! Thank you Connie.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 16, 2015, 11:28 pm
This is interesting. I wonder how the bacteria was grown on the cobalt, why cobalt as opposed to some other metal, and whether there might be any adverse effects? Otherwise, my fingers are crossed...
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 17, 2015, 5:43 am
Nothing is entirely bad
 

Lauren K (12)
Sunday May 17, 2015, 2:56 pm
I'm glad someone posted this. I got word of this from another site and was so happy to hear it. I truly hope they can isolate the chemical that stops it growing and that the cured bats won't become reinfected.

I wanted to publish this as an article but didn't know how (and don't know if I could write it in an article-worthy way).

For those who want to save bats, check out BatWorld.org and Batcon.org. Spread the bat love!
 

Dianne Cunningham (12)
Sunday May 17, 2015, 5:02 pm
What wonderful news!! I hope they are able to find a quick and easy way to release the isolated bacterium into the bat caves to save these essential creatures as soon as possible! Thanks for the uplifting story!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday May 18, 2015, 1:48 am
Great news!
 

SylvieBusy A (190)
Monday May 18, 2015, 3:25 am
Very interesting, thank you.
 

Tanya W (65)
Monday May 18, 2015, 4:26 am
Noted thanks for the good news
 

Jim Ven (0)
Monday May 18, 2015, 4:32 am
thanks for the article.
 

Stella G (403)
Monday May 18, 2015, 5:53 am
Grazie Connie, articolo molto interessante, spero in una ripresa per i pipistrelli, anche se il numero di quelli deceduti รจ davvero impressionante nell'arco di poco tempo, sarebbe terribile, come dice l'articolo, che in un decennio dovessero estinguersi, sono troppo importanti.
 

Ruth C (87)
Monday May 18, 2015, 7:08 am
Super!
 

desanka s (416)
Tuesday May 19, 2015, 2:44 pm
I'm glad the results are positive. We need bats and I'm trying to convince people they should love this amazing animals. Bats are good neighbors, I love sound of bats in my yard. Thank you Connie!
 

Moody B (0)
Friday May 29, 2015, 1:51 pm
Same here. They're truly the unsung heroes of our ecosystem.
 
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