Bats. A Medical Aide for Humans?

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    The Bat: A Long-lived, Virus-Proof Anomaly
    By Breanna Draxler | January 1, 2013

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    The Australian black flying-fox (Pteropus alecto) was one of the bat species whose genome was sequenced in the study.

    Read more @ The Bat: A Long-lived, Virus-Proof Anomaly : 80beats
     
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    Under Obamacare, we'll be back to leeches before long.
     
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    Big eared Townsend bat
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    Golden crowned fruit bat
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    American Dingbat

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    Batboy knows bats. :)
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    I ♥ bats! Awesome creatures...

    Bumblebee bats...the worlds smallest bat.

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    Bats' Upside-Down Flight Landings caught on camera...

    Study Reveals Secrets Behind Bats' Upside-Down Flight Landings
    November 19, 2015 | WASHINGTON — It is an aerial maneuver far beyond the capabilities of even the most sophisticated modern aircraft: landing upside down on a ceiling. But it is routine business for bats, and now scientists have learned precisely how they do it.

     
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    Spooky lookin' lil' critters, ain't dey?...

    West Africa at Highest Risk of Bat-to-Human Virus Spread, Study Finds
    January 05, 2016 — Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia are most at risk from bat viruses jumping to humans and causing new diseases that could lead to deadly outbreaks, scientists warned Tuesday.
     

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