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Good friends and fresh blood: the social life of a vampire bat

September 24, 2021 1:14 pm

"People's first reaction to vampire bats is usually, 'Uh, scary.' But once you tell them about their complex social lives, they are quite surprised that it is somewhat similar to what humans do," said study co-author Simon Ripperger.

Understanding bat immune system may help identify new COVID-19 drug targets, scientists say

July 13, 2020 12:40 pm

The scientists said bats have specific mechanisms which reduce the replication of viruses in their bodies, and also dampen their immune response to a virus.

Coronavirus: Why bats carry viruses but don't fall ill themselves

April 02, 2020 2:50 pm

Diseases caused by coronaviruses, such as COVID-19, are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.