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Vampire bats: Who bit whom? IZW – 27.02.2015:

Vampire bats: Who bit whom?

Scientists discovered a new retrovirus “fossil” found in the common vampire bat which is homologous to retroviruses in rodents and primates. The results suggest the recent circulation ... More…

Patterns in sky brightness depend very strongly on location IGB – 12.02.2015:

Patterns in sky brightness depend very strongly on location

At many locations around the world, the night sky shines hundreds of times brighter than it did before the introduction of artificial light. Berlin based researchers ... More…

The first kobuviruses described from Africa IZW – 11.02.2015:

The first kobuviruses described from Africa

An international team of researchers led by scientists at the German Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) genetically describe the first kobuviruses to be reported from Africa. More…

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