Could bats hold the magic formula to nutritious ageing?

Noyal-Muzillac (France) (AFP)

In the fictional one-way links he drew concerning immortal vampires and bats, Dracula creator Bram Stoker may perhaps have had just one matter correct.

“Probably it is all in the blood,” claims Emma Teeling, a geneticist studying the extraordinary longevity of bats in the hope of getting benefits for people.

The College Faculty Dublin researcher operates with the charity Bretagne Vivante to review bats living in rural churches and faculties in Brittany, western France.

“We’re having a tiny little bit of blood, but relatively than us getting the vampires to the bats we are generating them give

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Humans are creating hot spots where bats could transmit zoonotic diseases

As human settlements creep ever closer to wildlife habitat, replacing swaths of forests with development and farmland, scientists fear those land-use changes could spur the evolution of zoonotic diseases such as COVID-19. Areas that have seen dramatic transformations and are home to large bat populations, some scientists believe, could prove to be the starting point of the next coronavirus pandemic.

A group of researchers recently set out to identify where future outbreaks might occur, creating a map of potential hot spots—areas with ingredients potentially favorable to SARS-related coronavirus spillovers. They searched for locations that have a high concentration of Asian

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