How do temperature and competition affect true fruit flies and their natural enemies?

True fruit flies (Tephritidae) have an economic impact of hundreds of millions (USD) in the USA alone. They...

Identifying Snow Leopards, Tigers and other Endangered Species by developing a low-cost DNA field test kit - Part 2

Endangered species, like snow leopards and tigers, are hard to identify and track using the time consuming and...

Unraveling the mystery of TDP-43, a versatile protein involved in several Neurodegenerative disorders

The TDP-43 protein is involved in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and in frontotemporal dementia (FTLD...

To Selfie or Not to Selfie - How Can Scientists Foster Public Trust on Instagram?

U.S. adults see scientists as intelligent, but not always warm. This is a problem because people's perceptions...

Thermolyze: A Temperature Controlled Kill-Switch for Containment of Pathogenic Bacteria in Research Labs

We will engineer a temperature-controlled kill switch to be used in pathogenic or genetically modified bacteria...

Assessing the Conservation Status of African lions, leopards and hyenas in Uganda

As the SES Elodie Sandford Explorer I am working with the Ugandan Wildlife Authority and Wildlife Conservation...

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