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By Dan Gunderson
Minnesota Public Radio 

Researchers aim to slow a bat disease in Minnesota

 


SOUDAN, Minn. (AP) — The fungal disease called white-nose syndrome has killed millions of bats since it was first discovered in North America 10 years ago, but University of Minnesota scientist Christine Salomon hopes to find a treatment deep in the cold damp shafts of the Soudan Mine.

"We're just looking at the basic biology of the pathogen, trying to understand how it grows and expands over time," Salomon told Minnesota Public Radio (http://bit.ly/2sVD1vR ).

The disease reached Minnesota two years ago and has killed thousands of bats the past two winters at the underground mine not far...



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