Navigation Links
Ecologists propose first prevention for white-nose syndrome death in bats
Date:3/5/2009

s is causing bats to spend more time out of hibernation. Their model took into account the patterns of arousal, body mass and percentage body fat of a particular species, called little brown bats, which are affected by the fungus.

The simulation showed that the patterns and proportion about 82 percent of bat mortality observed in affected populations in the wild are consistent with a large increase in the amount of time spent out of hibernation during the winter months. Their results, they say, provide evidence that the fungus is likely affecting bat hibernation patterns.

The researchers then took the simulation one step further. They reasoned that one way to help affected bats save their energy reserves and survive the winter is to provide them with a heat source, so they don't have to create as much body heat when they rouse. Bats often fly to the warmest parts of their cave during bouts of arousal.

"They already do this in the wild," Boyles says. "What we're suggesting is accentuating that behavior."

When the authors altered the simulation to include localized heat sources the bats could gather in during arousals, the model showed that mortality levels dropped to as little as 8 percent.

These results could be used in the short-term to prevent bat populations from crashing below sustainable levels, the authors say. They are currently developing a system, using wooden boxes and heating coils, to create warm pockets in bat caves. The plan holds no guarantees: the overall temperature in the cave needs to stay cold enough so that bats can still lower their body temperatures during hibernation. But the researchers are optimistic.

"By insulating the bat boxes and carefully selecting where we will place them, we think we can solve this issue," says Willis.

Further, saving afflicted animals may not be sustainable in the long term, say the authors. If WNS is transmitted in spring and summer by surviving b
'/>"/>

Contact: Christine Buckley
christine@esa.org
202-833-8773
Ecological Society of America
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. Advanced Cell Technology Announces Proposed Financing
2. ev3 and FoxHollow Announce Date for Special Meeting of FoxHollow Stockholders to Vote on Proposed Merger
3. InterMune Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock
4. Bionovo Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock
5. RiskMetrics Group (ISS) and Glass Lewis & Co. Support Nabi Biopharmaceuticals Proposed Asset Sale
6. Inverness Medical Innovations Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock
7. Omeros Corporation Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering
8. Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro Announces Proposed Class-Action Lawsuit Against CellCyte
9. U.S. Preventive Medicine National Policy Advisor Gov. Tommy Thompson to Propose Prevention is the Solution at UBS Global Health Services Conference
10. Investor Alert from Cauley Bowman Carney & Williams, PLLC: Update on Proposed Acquisition of CollaGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - CGPI
11. Evotecs Registration Statement in Connection With its Proposed Acquisition of Renovis Declared Effective
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/1/2014)... BCC Research ( http://www.bccresearch.com ) reveals in ... GLOBAL MARKETS , that the global market RNA interference ... nearly $38.8 billion by 2018, with a five-year compound ... category, the fastest moving segment of the market, is ... of RNAi therapeutics has shown tremendous growth and has ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... Aug. 1, 2014 Glencoe Software, ... of "Data InPress" ( http://glencoesoftware.com/data-inpress.html ), a ... multidimensional image data into on-line publications.  The ... Video Injection Service. Photo - ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140731/132409 The DataViewer ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Food ... are increasingly searching for food alternatives that offer ... benefits. The food ingredient market has numerous players ... such as Vital Force Technology (VFT). VFT ... than 4,000 energetic patterns, all tested to produce ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... , the leading life sciences employment and news website, launched the ... Illinois , Indiana , ... , Minnesota , Missouri , ... Wisconsin . BioMidwest is a leader in biotech and ... in this region in 2013. The life sciences sector in this area ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global Market for RNAi Drug Delivery Technologies to Reach $38.8 Billion in 2018; Aptamer Delivery Segment Surging at 58.2% CAGR 2Global Market for RNAi Drug Delivery Technologies to Reach $38.8 Billion in 2018; Aptamer Delivery Segment Surging at 58.2% CAGR 3Glencoe Software Launches Data InPress 2Glencoe Software Launches Data InPress 3Functional Ingredient Manufacturer – Vital Force Technology Infuses Raw Materials & Ingredients with Subtle Energy Formula 2Midwest Biotech Leaders Featured On BioSpace Map 2
... To validate any RNAi experiment, target mRNA , ... using a positive control siRNA that is known to be effective, , ... , Validation is also necessary ... effectiveness and potency of any siRNA sequence. Finally, , ...
... Microarrays , ... engineered to maximize yields of full-length cDNA , ... 100 ng of input RNA in a single round for GeneChip , ... cRNA synthesis powered by , MEGAscript, the best ...
... Total RNA Isolation from Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded (FFPE) Tissues , ... Phenol-free isolation of total RNA from , FFPE tissues , ... href="http://www.ambiondx.com/products/optimum/index.html">Optimum , ... and rapid protocol , for ...
Cached Biology Technology:Confirming RNAi Effects Is Now Easier Than Ever 2Confirming RNAi Effects Is Now Easier Than Ever 3Confirming RNAi Effects Is Now Easier Than Ever 4Confirming RNAi Effects Is Now Easier Than Ever 5Improving RNA Amplification 2Improving RNA Amplification 3Improving RNA Amplification 4Improving RNA Amplification 5Improving RNA Amplification 6Improving RNA Amplification 7Improving RNA Amplification 8Improving RNA Amplification 9Improving RNA Amplification 10Improving RNA Amplification 11Improving RNA Amplification 12Improving RNA Amplification 13Improving RNA Amplification 14Optimum FFPE RNA Isolation Kit 2Optimum FFPE RNA Isolation Kit 3Optimum FFPE RNA Isolation Kit 4
(Date:7/31/2014)... protected 100 percent of animal models against the highly ... causes an intestinal disease that kills approximately 30,000 Americans ... Infection and Immunity . , In the ... against the purified toxins produced by C. difficile ... a laboratory model that mimics the human disease, after ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... better identify and treat those with fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD). ... sized arteries in the body, which can restrict blood flow ... new report appearing in August 2014 issue of ... FMD may not be limited to the arteries as currently ... bones and joints, as well as evidence that inflammation may ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... they are an iconic symbol of tropical resorts ... landscape. Some, like Hawaii,s State Flower- Hibiscus ... relatively few botanists and Hawaiian conservation workers, however, ... related group of plants known as Hibiscadelphus ... Hibiscus species are in fact highly endangered. Until ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):C. difficile vaccine proves safe, 100 percent effective in animal models 2Scientists discover biochemical mechanisms contributing to fibromuscular dysplasia 2Brother of Hibiscus is found alive and well on Maui 2
... developed a slow-release anesthetic drug-delivery system that could ... surgery, and may also have a large impact ... used specially designed fat-based particles called liposomes to ... local anesthesia in rats without apparent toxicity to ...
... Climate change will cause some of Australia,s potential weeds to ... by scientists at CSIRO,s Climate Adaptation Flagship. Weeds cost ... or lost production and cause serious damage to the environment. ... GREENHOUSE 09 conference on climate change, CSIRO researcher, Dr John ...
... Fast food and soft drinks may be making children fatter ... tackling childhood obesity, by reducing children,s consumption of unhealthy food ... also actively seek to keep children happy in other ways, ... Professor Rodolfo Nayga from the University of Arkansas in the ...
Cached Biology News:Long-lasting nerve block could change pain management 2Climate change may wake up 'sleeper' weeds 2Eat, drink and be merry? 2
Ready for formulation or direct injection into animals Provided in convenient 100, 250, 1000 and 10,000 nmol sizes HPLC purified, salt free, sterile filtered, and endotoxin tested ...
... the premium quality siRNAs you need for ... be readily ordered online by providing either ... providing the sense and antisense siRNA sequences. ... Validated and Silencer Pre-designed siRNAs, ...
GEL FILTRATION CAL KIT HMW, 1 EA. *Category: Gel Filtration Gels....
Mouse monoclonal [6C3] to JAB1 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 10987 SwissProtID: O15386...
Biology Products: