Navigation Links
New funding supports search for solutions to white-nose syndrome
Date:8/6/2014

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa., Aug. 6, 2014 Two U.S. Forest Service research teams recently received more than $97,000 in grants from Bat Conservation International (BCI) and the Tennessee Chapter of The Nature Conservancy to further the fight against White-Nose Syndrome (WNS), a fungal disease that has killed at least 5.7 million bats in North America in the past 8 years.

"We are very honored that Bat Conservation International selected these projects for grant funding. The grants will further the Forest Service's ongoing work to understand how White Nose Syndrome spreads; the impacts it is having on bat populations; and, the development of leading-edge techniques to inhibit the spread of the fungus." said Michael T. Rains, Director of the Northern Research Station and the Forest Products Laboratory. "We have come a long way since we first encountered White-Nose Syndrome, in large part due to the cooperation among many government agencies, universities and non-government organizations."

The two projects are aimed at identifying and developing tools to control Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd), the invasive fungus that causes WNS. Each explores a different approach to containing the impact of the deadly disease that has affected hibernating bats, including the federally-listed endangered Indiana bat and gray bat. First reported in New York state in 2006, this disease has spread to 25 states and 5 Canadian provinces. Bats are a primary predator of vast numbers of insect pests that cost farmers and foresters billions of dollars annually.

"These research projects are developing potentially powerful tools in the fight against WNS and we are pleased to be able to support them," said Katie Gillies, Director, Imperiled Species Program at Bat Conservation International. "We hope the results from this work are pivotal in controlling the fungus that causes WNS."

Both projects are led by scientists with the Forest Service's Northern Rese
'/>"/>

Contact: Jane Hodgins
jmhodgins@fs.fed.us
651-649-5281
USDA Forest Service - Northern Research Station
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Research!America says budget negotiations heighten urgency to protect research funding
2. Research!America says house funding levels for FY13 could undermine medical progress
3. Mainz University Medical Center attracts funding of Alexander von Humboldt Professorship
4. University of Tennessee professor receives funding for clean coal research
5. House funding bill will delay research progress and place new burdens on NIH
6. Space research institute awards funding to promising medical products
7. University of Minnesota receives $13.1 million in DOE funding for 2 new nationwide centers
8. 2 pioneering plant genomics efforts given a funding boost by National Science Foundation
9. State stem cell research funding agency awards $37.3 million to aid UC Irvine efforts
10. University spin-out company shares in £7.9 million marine energy funding boost
11. £12 million funding to tackle devastating livestock and poultry viruses
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/17/2015)... SAN DIEGO , March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... and emotion analytics software, today announced general availability ... on-demand web service for the analysis of facial ... they experience advertising, media content, products and services. ... customer attention, engagement and sentiment - as derived ...
(Date:3/16/2015)... HANOVER, Germany , March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH will present groundbreaking innovations ... Hanover, Germany . ... DERMALOG,s latest biometric innovation is well at ... the next generation e-gate made in ...
(Date:3/12/2015)... 2015 The mascots of the Atlantic Coast ... of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. They stopped by ... ACC Men,s Basketball Tournament. Young patients enjoyed bonding with ... their autographs. Brenner Children,s Hospital is the ... only children,s hospital in northwest North Carolina ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):New Emotient Web Service Measures Audience Response Using On-Demand Facial Expression Analysis 2New Emotient Web Service Measures Audience Response Using On-Demand Facial Expression Analysis 3New Emotient Web Service Measures Audience Response Using On-Demand Facial Expression Analysis 4DERMALOG Presents its Latest Biometric Innovations at the Hannover CeBIT Exhibition, 16 - 20 March 2015 2DERMALOG Presents its Latest Biometric Innovations at the Hannover CeBIT Exhibition, 16 - 20 March 2015 3
... experimental drug prevented and treated both type 2 diabetes ... unhealthy diets and were genetically predisposed to these common ... on June 6, 2007. The team was led by ... Genetics and Complex Diseases at the Harvard School of ...
... obstructive sleep apnea benefit significantly from longer nightly use ... improve breathing during sleep, according to a new study ... (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health. This is ... CPAP use needed to gain maximum benefit for daytime ...
... evidence has offered new clues to a very cold case: ... most iconic of all Ice Age giants, according to a ... of Cell Press. , DNA lifted from the bones, teeth, ... of a range expansion after the last interglacial period. After ...
Cached Biology News:In mice, drug protects against diabetes and atherosclerosis 2In mice, drug protects against diabetes and atherosclerosis 3In mice, drug protects against diabetes and atherosclerosis 4Longer treatment benefits sleep apnea patients 2Ancient DNA traces the woolly mammoth's disappearance 2
(Date:4/16/2015)... April 16, 2015 Cambridge ... solutions driven by Semantic Web technology, and ... information and services for the academic and scientific, ... its joint solution ‘Smart Data Lake for Clinical ... for the 2015 Bio-IT ‘Best of Show’ Award. ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... 2015 Proove Biosciences , Inc. ... BIO Contest for the 2015 BIO International Convention. ... BIO International Convention will take place June 15-18 at ... Buzz of BIO contest, industry leaders will be voting ... the conference. The community voting period began on April ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... 2015 According to the 2014 ... outside source was ranked first among the leading ... to lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying, or throwing ... The David Round Company takes statistics like this ... hard to develop and design equipment that prevents ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... -- In recognition of World Hemophilia Day, Biogen  (NASDAQ: ... more than 15 prominent landmarks red throughout the ... Zakim Bridge and Prudential Tower, Chicago,s ... and Denver,s Coors Field . ... and coincide with hemophilia community events in a dozen locations ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Cambridge Semantics and Informa Named Bio-IT Award Finalist for Smart Data Lake Solution for Clinical Trial and Competitive Intelligence 2Cambridge Semantics and Informa Named Bio-IT Award Finalist for Smart Data Lake Solution for Clinical Trial and Competitive Intelligence 3Proove Bisociences to Participate in the Buzz of BIO at the 2015 BIO International Convention 2Proove Bisociences to Participate in the Buzz of BIO at the 2015 BIO International Convention 3The David Round Company Helps Companies Meet OSHA Standards by Combining Safety, Ergonomics, and Productivity 2Biogen Shines A Light On Hemophilia Community By Illuminating U.S. Landmarks Red On World Hemophlia Day 2Biogen Shines A Light On Hemophilia Community By Illuminating U.S. Landmarks Red On World Hemophlia Day 3Biogen Shines A Light On Hemophilia Community By Illuminating U.S. Landmarks Red On World Hemophlia Day 4
... Enterokinase for highly specific digestion of purified,proteins or ... * Johanna Claycomb * ChaoFeng Zheng * Denise ... * A.K. Bernardino * Peter Vaillancourt ,Stratagene Cloning ... efficient, sitespecific,protease that cleaves at the carboxy terminus ...
... production in a eukaryotic,organism , , ... * John C. Bauer * Alan,Greener ,Stratagene Cloning ... and purification system llll ,provides novel opportunities for ... eukaryotic organism. This system retains many eukaryotic,posttranslational modifications ...
... reagents , , D.J. Lowrie Jr. ,Department ... Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 45267 , ... by the use of,liposome-based reagents. Here we compare ... adrenalcarcinoma cells using both LipoTAXI ...
Cached Biology Technology:Efficient Cleavage of Fusion Proteins to Yield Native Amino Termini 2Efficient Cleavage of Fusion Proteins to Yield Native Amino Termini 3Efficient Cleavage of Fusion Proteins to Yield Native Amino Termini 4Yeast Protein Production System Features High Yields and One-Step,Purification 2Yeast Protein Production System Features High Yields and One-Step,Purification 3Yeast Protein Production System Features High Yields and One-Step,Purification 4Yeast Protein Production System Features High Yields and One-Step,Purification 5Yeast Protein Production System Features High Yields and One-Step,Purification 6Transfection of Green Fluorescent Protein into Human Adrenalcarcinoma Cells 2Transfection of Green Fluorescent Protein into Human Adrenalcarcinoma Cells 3Transfection of Green Fluorescent Protein into Human Adrenalcarcinoma Cells 4
Gap junction protein, beta 2, 26kDa (connexin 26) Antigen: Peptide...
NAP-2 (5C7)...
... The CellSensor CRE-bla HEK 293T cell ... control of the cAMP response element (CRE). ... construct was transduced into HEK 293T cells ... to isolate clones responsive to forskolin stimulation ...
1, 2 or 8 PreMixes are included as part of the FailSafe™ PCR System....
Biology Products: