Category Archives: Disease

Mother Monarch Butterflies Medicate Their Offspring

While humans may rely on mom’s chicken soup to fight off infection, mother monarch butterflies lay eggs on medicinal plants to protect their offspring from disease. According to a new study by Emory professor Jaap De Roode and his research

Mother Monarch Butterflies Medicate Their Offspring

While humans may rely on mom’s chicken soup to fight off infection, mother monarch butterflies lay eggs on medicinal plants to protect their offspring from disease. According to a new study by Emory professor Jaap De Roode and his research

Zombie Caterpillars Lurch Through Forest Canopy, Infecting Their Brethren

The zombie caterpillar apocalypse has begun!   A recent study published in Science by Dr. Kelli Hoover and her research group at Penn State showed that a virus infecting gypsy moth caterpillars  causes them to become like the living dead.  Infected

Zombie Caterpillars Lurch Through Forest Canopy, Infecting Their Brethren

The zombie caterpillar apocalypse has begun!   A recent study published in Science by Dr. Kelli Hoover and her research group at Penn State showed that a virus infecting gypsy moth caterpillars  causes them to become like the living dead.  Infected