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Plant host may make epidemics worse

Pedro Vale and colleagues from the University of Helsinki have found that plant hosts co-infected with more than one pathogen strain result in more severe epidemics than plants infected with only one strain.

Published 20 January.

Trojan horse tactic in parasites

Parasites use Trojan horse subterfuge to suppress the immunity of their victims when causing infection, according to a study.

Published 25 November.

Science to improve city landscape

University biologists are taking part in an initiative that aims to make Edinburgh the best city in Europe in which to live in by 2050.

Published 7 November.

MRSA bugs linked to livestock

Some MRSA bugs in UK hospitals can be traced back to a type of bacteria found in farm animals, a study suggests.

Published 3 November.

Vultures use eagles as food finders

Vultures track scavenging birds of prey to lead them to food, then swoop in large groups to steal it, a study of birds in Kenya shows.

Published 10 September.

 

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