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Vampire bat venom may lead to novel drug design

By Maja Bosanac
21 June 2013

desmodusResearchers at the University of Queensland (UQ) School Of Biological Sciences have discovered that vampire bat poison contains molecules capable of evading the victim’s immune system. This research not only contributes to the better understanding of haematophagous animals venoms but also provides a rich resource for novel compounds that could be used in drug design… »

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Bat biosonar biomimicry for improved sonar technology

By Damir Beciri
6 Comments15 May 2010

bat-flyingComparable to some other animals on our planet, bats use other methods instead sight in order to navigate or hunt. They are able to “see” in the dark by sending out sound waves that bounce back to the bats’ ears from objects such as fruit on trees and flying insect prey. The echolocation or biosonar… »

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Robotic spies – bat biomimicry

By Damir Beciri
One Comment11 July 2009

com-bat-closeWe already wrote about potential surveillance micro-aerial vehicles in our previous articles. Small flyers, or micro-aerial vehicles (MAVs), have garnered a great deal of interest due to their potential applications where maneuverability in tight spaces or in stealth requiring conditions. In this article we’re going to write about two researches related to the biomimicry of… »