New York researchers applied anti-fungal compounds -- similar to those used in treating athlete's foot -- to some 250 hibernating bats in an old mine off the Adirondack mountains to test if the anti-fungal agents can slow the spread of white-nose syndrome that has killed more than 1 million bats. The researchers will return to the mine after winter to check if the compounds have helped the bats survive, a state biologist said.

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