Navigation Links
K-State lab gives researchers the tools to study porcine circovirus associated diseases
Date:8/13/2009

Porcine circovirus associated diseases cost pig producers around the world hundreds of millions of dollars each year.

That's why Kansas State University virologists Dick Hesse and Bob Rowland have been working to create new vaccines to tackle such complex diseases.

"Circovirus and its associated diseases continue to emerge around the world," Hesse said. "Both porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome and circovirus are a worldwide problem and they continue to evolve."

Hesse and Rowland say that because these viruses continue to adapt, the quick development of effective countermeasures like vaccines is critical, as is having the facilities in which to test the vaccine in a timely fashion.

Later this month, they will begin testing their next-generation vaccine against circovirus at K-State's Biosecurity Research Institute, or BRI, in Pat Roberts Hall.

The vaccination experiment they are preparing is complex and will involve simultaneously testing several groups with porcine circovirus, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, or a combination of the two. Testing vaccine efficacy against viral combinations will be crucial because that's when the most severe forms of disease occur, according to the researchers.

For the purposes of experimentation, keeping each of the groups separate also will be crucial. The BRI is designed so that research on a multitude of agents can take place in rooms adjacent to each other so there is no cross contamination.

"The viruses that we are using have some very unique properties that make containment difficult. In the field, part of the challenge presented by circovirus is that it is easily spread," Rowland said. "We have a lot of experimental groups and under normal circumstances when you are working with infectious disease, it's difficult to prevent cross contamination."

Without the BRI, Hesse and Rowland would have to go elsewhere to conduct an experi
'/>"/>

Contact: Richard Hesse
dhesse@vet.k-state.edu
785-532-4457
Kansas State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Stimulus funding helps K-State biochemist study eyes lens in diabetes, galactosemia patients
2. K-State researchers say after-school programs should promote activity, healthy nutrition
3. K-State researcher, collaborators study virulence of pandemic H1N1 virus
4. K-State plant pathologists develop online teaching modules used globally
5. Researchers from around the globe coming to K-State June 21 for workshop on Fusarium fungus
6. K-State host to workshop on rapid methods to detect microorganisms in food
7. K-State researcher finds 1918 flu resulted in current lineage of H1N1 swine influenza viruses
8. K-State using Second Life island to help high school students learn earth science
9. K-State researchers work with university in Ghana to create biofuels from native tree seeds
10. K-State researchers help Epitopix license the United States first E. coli O157 vaccine for cattle
11. K-State biologist collaborating with researchers in Africa on grassland sustainability, biodiversity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/28/2014)... A free mobile app called TX Invasives is now ... The University of Texas at Austin for identifying harmful ... , Invasive species in the United States cause about ... they destroy agricultural crops, clog waterways, kill native plants ... TX Invasives app for reporting where invasive species occur, ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Entomological Society of America (ESA) is pleased to announce ... Member of the Society. Honorary Membership acknowledges those who ... significant involvement in the affairs of the Society that ... are selected by the ESA Governing Board and then ... be honored at the Awards Ceremony at Entomology 2014, ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... identified a handful of bacterial culprits that may drive ... ulcerative colitis, using patients, own intestinal immune responses as ... in the journal Cell . , Trillions of ... a critical role in the development and progression of ... of bacterial species affect a person,s susceptibility to IBD ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Mobile app makes ID of harmful plants, insects in Texas a snap 2Fred Baxendale selected as Honorary Member of the Entomological Society of America 2Yale study identifies possible bacterial drivers of IBD 2
... say they have assembled more completely the string of ... to imitate their owners and other sounds. The ... genome using a new technology, single molecule sequencing, and ... The team also decoded hard-to-sequence genetic material from corn ...
... by chemists in the Baruch ,60 Center for Biochemical ... to detail the individual steps of highly efficient reactions ... bacteria. In a paper published in the recent ... Energy & Environmental Science , the scientists ...
... from invasive species and the risk of wildfire is ... research on the Island of Hawaii. It is commonly ... species will restore the land to its original state. ... Invasions , Dr. Susan Cordell, USDA Forest Service Pacific ...
Cached Biology News:DNA sequenced for parrot's ability to parrot 2DNA sequenced for parrot's ability to parrot 3Rensselaer scientists unlock some key secrets of photosynthesis 2Rensselaer scientists unlock some key secrets of photosynthesis 3Native plant restoration not enough to maintain tropical dry forests in Hawaii 2
(Date:8/28/2014)... USA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 SPIE ... of Physics and Optical Science and Director of the ... of North Carolina at Charlotte, and co-founder and Chairman ... to serve as the 2015 Vice President of SPIE, ... 2014 President Philip Stahl announced recent election results at ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... 2014 Best Sanitizers, Inc., a leader ... processing industry, is asking industry professionals to prepare for ... the E2 soap they’re currently using to the Best ... Hand hygiene is critical to fighting cross-contamination and ... Six key criteria are identified to evaluate the effectiveness ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... August 28, 2014 Best Sanitizers, Inc., ... an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, asks food processors and food ... the hand sanitizer they’re currently using to Best Sanitizers’ ... hygiene is critical to fighting cross-contamination and the spread ... Sanitizers believes there are key criteria that make a ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... “This kit has an improved extraction efficiency and provides ... ppb,” said Mark Tess, PhD, Mycotoxin Product Manager for Charm ... and USDA-GIPSA inspection agencies that have a need to detect ... in a matter of minutes with nothing but our equipment ... and grain before accepting it, but they no longer have ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Glenn Boreman, UNC Professor and Plasmonics Co-Founder, Elected to SPIE Presidential Chain 2Best Sanitizers, Inc. Asks Food Industry Professionals: With Fall Harvest On the Way, Is Your E2 Hand Soap Up to the Task? 2Food Processors and Food Handlers are Encouraged to Prepare for Fall Harvest by Evaluating Their Current Hand Sanitizer Using Nine Key Criteria 2Food Processors and Food Handlers are Encouraged to Prepare for Fall Harvest by Evaluating Their Current Hand Sanitizer Using Nine Key Criteria 3
... Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. ... has come to an agreement to expand its license for ... commercial applications. The intellectual property, owned jointly by the ... United States Department of Agriculture, enables facile genetic manipulation of ...
... , SOLANA BEACH, Calif., and HAMILTON, New Zealand, Oct. ... enzyme-based products for DNA extraction and other life sciences ... note documenting that its prep GEM® Insect DNA ... high-quality, ready-to-analyze DNA that is sufficient to serve as ...
... BlueFire Ethanol Fuels, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BFRE), ... paradigm through the production of ethanol from non-food cellulosic ... planned biorefinery to Fulton, Mississippi. , (Logo: ... been awarded a $40 million dollar grant from the ...
Cached Biology Technology:Transposagen Expands Field of Use for piggyBac Technology 2Transposagen Expands Field of Use for piggyBac Technology 3ZyGEM Releases Data Confirming its prepGEM(R) Insect Kit is a Simple, Rapid Method for Extracting Insect DNA for Species Identification 2ZyGEM Releases Data Confirming its prepGEM(R) Insect Kit is a Simple, Rapid Method for Extracting Insect DNA for Species Identification 3ZyGEM Releases Data Confirming its prepGEM(R) Insect Kit is a Simple, Rapid Method for Extracting Insect DNA for Species Identification 4Department of Energy Grants BlueFire Approval for Site Change 2Department of Energy Grants BlueFire Approval for Site Change 3Department of Energy Grants BlueFire Approval for Site Change 4
...
... pWEB::TNC™ Deletion Cosmid Cloning Kit enables you ... complete and unbiased primary cosmid library of ... nested deletion sublibraries. High efficiency cosmid library ... reproducible kit protocols. First, genomic DNA is ...
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant AATK. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = AATK...
... is a revolutionary multi-capillary electrophoresis system which ... It integrates sample loading, electrophoresis, and data ... the workflow and increasing the productivity of ... of using HDA system are:, No ...
Biology Products: