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Cattle which resist a devastating disease

People in tropical countries fear diseases called sleeping sickness, and other names, caused by tiny parasites called trypanosomes (Trypanosoma spp.) also known as tryps. Now there’s new science suggesting a way to reduce Animal African Trypanosomiasis in cattle (Bos primigenius) … Continue reading

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Neglected tropical diseases

Earlier today, I reblogged a post from the Wellcome Trust about African sleeping sickness, also known as Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT). That blog post mentioned this disease having been nearly eradicated, but now being rife again. What happened? Here’s an … Continue reading

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HAT tip: researchers map African sleeping sickness

argylesock says… Sleeping sickness is one of the diseases caused by trypanosomes, tiny parasites carried by tsetse flies A few minutes ago I remarked on how zebras’ stripes might be involved in defending these animals against tsetse flies. In that … Continue reading

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Why do zebras have stripes?

Originally posted on Anomie:
Answer by Rory Young: There are two reasons for Zebras to have evolved stripes. The first is concealment from and avoidance of predators. Zebras stripes do this in two ways. Disruptment Camouflage. Normal camouflage works by blending…

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