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Researchers report technique for freezing and preserving genetically enhanced pig embryos

...y have reported success in freezing and preserving swine embryos that were created by in vitro techniques a...ld prove valuable in allowing genetically enhanced swine to be transported as embryos across the country and throughout the world. Because many embryos are...

Vaccine shown effective against chancroid

...hemoglobin. The researchers found that immunizing swine with a purified hemoglobin receptor protected the animals from a challenge infection, even after multiple attempts at infection. Blood tests showed that the immunized pigs formed antibodies that prevented the chancroid bacteria from binding hemoglob...

Reversing 'hibernating' heart muscle focus of UB researchers

...teomic and mitochondrial functional studies in the swine model that will be translatable to humans. Proteo...l identify candidate mitochondrial proteins in the swine with established viable dysfunctional myocardium that do not have significant cardiac scar tissue. ...

Adult stem cell research at UB targets damaged hearts

...rdiovascular Research employing the center's novel swine model of hibernating myocardium has shown that res...esearch center. Lee and colleagues will use the swine model to investigate whether transplanting the model's own bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) ...

UGA researchers find that hunting can increase the severity of wildlife disease epidemics

...For example, their model shows that in the case of swine fever, a highly infectious disease threatening boars and pigs in Europe, hunting can increase the number of infected individuals by twenty five percent. "If we want to preserve the hunted population, we should be careful about when we schedule the ...

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

...ry. Its DNA will provide the first sequence of the swine genome to be completed with the help of a two-year...has grown over time at Illinois, through extensive swine research, the development of genetic tools and a campus commitment to pursue genome-related research...

Ocean virus identified in human blood samples

...ase they can cause in hogs, vesicular exanthema of swine - are found in many other species. In a research article published in January in the American Journal of Veterinary Research, the same scientists found that 15 percent of the dairy and beef cattle in eight western states had antibodies to Vesivirus,...

First big influenza genome study reveals flu evolution

... human flu isolates, as well as avian, equine, and swine flu isolates, to recognize influenza's patterns of genetic change. To do so, TIGR has built an innovative viral genomics lab, which is ramping up to sequence 100 influenza genomes weekly. Influenza poses a major public health problem. In an ordinar...

Agricultural workers at increased risk for infection with animal flu viruses

...coupled with the fact that pigs can be infected by swine viruses, bird (avian) viruses as well as human flu...igs significantly increases the risk of developing swine influenza infection. Agricultural workers should, therefore, be considered in developing flu pandemi...

Controlling wildlife trade key to preventing health crises, study says

...alopathy, foot-and-mouth disease, avian influenza, swine flu and others have cost global economies some $80 billion, the authors of the study say. The results from the poorly regulated trade in wildlife could be even more deadly and more costly. "The cheapest way to contain these threats would be to minim...

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