Navigation Links
Pigs have another utility: production of healthy oils!

A University of Pittsburgh-led team has used gene technology to breed animals that produce fats. The animals of interest were taken as pigs and they had a key gene inserted in them. //

The result was creation of a breed of pigs that had the capability to produce compounds useful for the heart.

According to researcher Dr Randy Prather said: "Pigs and humans have a similar physiology. We could use these animals as a model to see what happens to heart health if we increase the omega-3 levels in the body. It could allow us to see how that helps cardiovascular function."

To stimulate production of omega-3 fatty acids in pigs the researchers transferred a key gene into immature foetal cells that give rise to certain tissues in the fully-developed animal.

The gene - fat-1 - controls the conversion of more abundant omega-6 fats into the omega-3 form.

The pigs if put in the food chain could have a great effect on human health.

"First, the pigs could have better cardiovascular function and therefore live longer, which would limit livestock loss for farmers. Second, they could be healthier animals for human consumption."


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Endangered species may be successfully cloned in another animals womb
2. Yet another plus for breast feeding!
3. Health Minister fires another salvo at MCI
4. Old is gold– proved yet another tim
5. Humans force yet another species to extinction
6. French fries by McDonalds fries in another controversy
7. Katrina survivors face yet another downslide - mental illness
8. Madhya Pradesh battles polio with yet another drive
9. Bioengineering production strains - Microbia develops new methods
10. Digestive acid production dependent on newly found hormone
11. Roche confirms Tamiflu production talks in US
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/24/2015)... Lake City, UT (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... to Forbes Magazine. For a business, it is critical that the first impression be ... a business, they are not likely to buy anything or want to return. They ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... Cancer patients, ... and experiences at a live taping of the next CURE Connections® ... of Gastrointestinal Cancers 2015 Symposium at Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center in ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... Danbury, CT (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... Network (WCHN) today announced an innovative study designed to yield insights into how to ... potential development of biomarkers for pancreatic cancer from small, non-coding RNA molecules (ncRNA), genetic ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... 24, 2015 , ... Sir Grout of Baltimore is proud ... The award recognizes good companies for excellence in service and a commitment to ... hard surface restoration company earned this recognition after a thorough review by the ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... 24, 2015 , ... World Patent Marketing , a ... invention that revolutionizes the vending machine industry by providing healthy and fresh smoothies ... billion," says Scott Cooper, CEO and Creative Director of World Patent Marketing. "Shakes ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... Connecticut , November 24, 2015 ... of Acadiana has entered into a multi-year agreement ... imaging centers. This investment will provide the Breast Center ... --> Sectra (STO: SECT B) announces that ... agreement to deploy Breast Imaging PACS in its ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , November 24, 2015 ... --> adds Latest Guidebook for ... of 217 pages published in November 2015 to ... online business intelligence library at . ... of the fastest growing global economies with a ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , November 24, 2015 F1000Workspace ... scientists - since it was launched just six months ago. ... management and authoring platform for scientists - since it was ... references have been loaded on to F1000Workspace - ... - since it was launched just six months ago. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: