Biochemistry Professor Myron Smith of the Smith lab, has a paper published with the Canadian Science Publishing. The paper touches on volatile organic compounds, and whether or not they can save bats from white-nose syndrome.

The white-nose syndrome fungus, Pseudogymnoascus destructans, colonizes the skin of hibernating bats, leading to dehydration, electrolyte loss, and eventually starvation. The disease is named for the distinctive whitish growth that appears on the muzzle and wings of its victims.

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