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Hepatitis E takes a piggyback

... more cost-effective measures should HEV’s hold on pig farms weaken....

Experimental vaccine given during pregnancy reduces stillbirths from common virus

...ize CMV. The gene used in the experimental guinea pig CMV vaccine—UL83, also called pp65—contains the in... became pregnant and were injected with the guinea pig form of CMV early in their third trimester. Tests showed that the rodents given the experimental ...

A healthier start to a pig's life

... A welcome innovation for industry Current pig production methods could benefit significantly fro...roposition for the farmer, as the profit margin on pig production is not high. "We are very interested in finding a producer for Suilektin® and it could re...

Targeting tumors the natural way

...a to mimic this process from efforts to transplant pig organs into primates. The surfaces of most mammali...d anti-Gal. When scientists tried transplanting pig organs into primates, the anti-Gal antibodies bound to the alpha-Gal on the organ's cells, unleashin...

A transplant in time

...e been experimenting with tissue transplanted from pig embryos ?a possible substitute for human donor org...ophiliac mice with spleen tissue transplanted from pig embryos at this time experienced completely normal blood clotting within a month or two of implantat...

Researchers report technique for freezing and preserving genetically enhanced pig embryos

...ore fertilizing them with muscle cells from a male pig containing modified genetic material. The resulting embryos were then frozen at the blastocyst stage. Upon thawing, embryos were transferred to surrogate female swine. Embryos placed in the oviducts of two surrogates led to pregnancies that produced...

Reversing 'hibernating' heart muscle focus of UB researchers

...h in Cardiovascular Medicine who developed a novel pig model with hibernating myocardium. Previous research has shown that, while restoring blood flow to these "hibernating" regions improves function and a patient's prognosis, cells in the left ventricle (the heart's main pumping chamber) often remain ...

Successful transplantation from pig embryos to mice

...nt has brought the possibility of transplants from pig embryos one step closer. The results of the study ...body to reject them. By transplanting tissues from pig embryos into mice lacking proper immune systems, they determined that the best time frame for pancre...

New GI technologies improve internal organ visualization

...iography in three pigs. EUS was conducted on each pig to identify major blood vessels, including the thoracic and abdominal aorta, celiac axis, superior mesenteric artery, splenic vein, portal vein, splenic artery and hepatic veins. During the EUS, the researchers injected contrast to improve vascular ...

NHGRI announces latest sequencing targets

... novemcinctus); domestic cat (Felis catus); guinea pig (Cavia porcellus); African savannah elephant (Loxodonta africana); tree shrew (Tupaia species); rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus); and a bat species that will be determined based on the availability of a high-quality DNA sample and the selected bat's pr...

Neurons grown from embryonic stem cells restore function in paralyzed rats

...ation, so Dr. Kerr's group is working to develop a pig model. Researchers also need to test human embryonic stem cells to learn if they will work in the same way as the mouse cells. It has only recently become possible to grow motor neurons from human embryonic stem cells, Dr. Kerr adds. However, if the...

U of MN uses robotic surgery techniques in cardiac cell therapy research

...hers would be able to see if they engrafted in the pig hearts. The cells were successfully transplanted in six of seven cases. Subsequent MRI studies showed that the cells took hold in the heart and function improved. The team used a combination of skeletal myoblasts, or cells that give rise to musc...

Illinois pig to make history as source of first complete swine genome

A pig used for research at the University of Illinois at...ed that a side-by-side comparison of the human and pig genome revealed remarkable similarities. They rearranged 173 pieces of the human genome to make a ma...

Diabetes researchers pioneer islet cell xenotransplantation in primate studies

... those researchers used islets isolated from adult pig pancreases. Neonatal islets were produced in Edmo...s. Greg Korbutt and Rajotte developed in 1995. The pig islets were sent to the Yerkes Research Center for transplantation into diabetic rhesus macaques usi...

Brazilians sequence genes of pig and poultry killers

...s of two bacteria that cause significant damage to pig and poultry farming in Brazil and elsewhere. The researchers are now analysing the results in an attempt to identify bacterial proteins that could be used to develop vaccines and diagnostic kits against the bacteria. Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae causes...

Agricultural workers at increased risk for infection with animal flu viruses

...tor Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. "The worry is that if a pig were to become simultaneously infected with both a...s from the University of Iowa with no occupational pig exposure. The researchers tested the serum samples for antibodies to several then-current swine and...

UCLA scientists reveal how Nipah virus infects cells

...ials could use these drugs to protect the animals, pig farmers and first-line responders, like paramedics...igs to humans, the outbreak infected more than 200 pig farmers and killed 40 percent. Desperate to contain the outbreak, the government ordered its militar...

‘Blue Brain?project explores thought at molecular level

...ion (DCPBP) jointly announce the public release of pig genomic sequences. The released sequence data incl...n pieces of the genomes of five different domestic pig breeds from Europe and China. The data are generated from the first large scale pig genome sequencin...

Public release of pig genomic sequences

...ion (DCPBP) jointly announce the public release of pig genomic sequences. The released sequence data incl...n pieces of the genomes of five different domestic pig breeds from Europe and China. The data are generated from the first large scale pig genome sequencin...

A vaccine to kill tapeworm

... essential step in the tapeworm's life cycle. If a pig eats the eggs then, as in humans, the eggs hatch in the intestine, burrow through the gut wall and travel to muscles, where they form cysticerci. The infection rarely causes symptoms in pigs. Only cysticerci- not eggs- can develop into the adult for...

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