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Researchers discover inherited mutation for leukemia

...r virology, immunology and medical genetics and of veterinary biosciences, and also co-principal investigator on the study. "Our findings show that it's important to look for both genetic and epigenetic alterations when identifying problem genes," he says. CLL is the most common form of adult leukemia, ...

The insect vector always bites twice

...f allergic responses to bites or in the search for veterinary vaccines, constitutes now an important research path for new surveillance and prevention strategies. ...

Horse genome assembled

... and is freely available for use by biomedical and veterinary researchers around the globe, leaders of the inter...the human genome and will also serve as a tool for veterinary researchers to better understand the diseases that affect equines. A publication analyzing the horse...

MU researcher placing eye implants in cats to help humans see

...stina Narfstrom, a University of Missouri-Columbia veterinary ophthalmologist, has been working with a microchip implant to help blind animals "see." According to Narfstrom, the preliminary results are promising. "About one in 3,500 people worldwide is affected with a hereditary disease, retinitis pigmentosa...

Lost dogs found more often than lost cats, study suggests

...thor of both studies and an assistant professor of veterinary preventive medicine. "Some form of visual identification is also critical to the recovery of a pet, and can result in a faster recovery." Although Ohio law requires that dogs be licensed, just 41 percent of the lost dogs in the study wore a license...

Amur leopard still on the brink of extinction, scientists say

...utomatic camera traps, radio tracking, genetic and veterinary research." The census 2007 found 7-9 male leopards, 3-7 females without cubs, 4 females with cubs, 5-6 cubs in all, and 6-8 undefined tracks. Total: 25-34. This compares with 9 males in 2003, 7 females without cubs, 4-5 females with cubs, 4-5 ...

E. coli bacteria migrating between humans, chimps in Ugandan park

...oped world," said Tony L. Goldberg, a professor of veterinary pathobiology and the principal investigator of the study. The new findings, Goldberg said, show that over-the-counter sales of antibiotics for human consumption can also have an impact on wildlife. The research team, which included researcher...

U of S Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization team discovers key step in flu virus replication

...sociate Director (Research). "VIDO's background in veterinary research means that when diseases like avian influenza develop, we have the resources to begin studying the disease fairly quickly." ...

Researchers map spread of pathogens in the human body

...tis in humans and animals, with severe medical and veterinary consequences and threats for the food industry. The work is of broad significance as these novel research approaches are applicable to a multitude of pathogenic microorganisms. These studies indicate that individual bacteria and their progenies c...

How does a zebrafish grow a new tail?

... missing tails and other appendages has fascinated veterinary and medical scientists. They also wonder if people, and other warm-blooded animals that evolved from these simpler creatures, might still have untapped regenerative powers hidden in their genes. People are constantly renewing blood components, skel...

Scientists discover new regulating mechanism in cells

...l investigator Kathleen Boris-Lawrie, professor of veterinary biosciences and a researcher with the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center . The study shows, for example, that when RHA is knocked out, the spleen necrosis virus, a retrovirus Boris-Lawrie and her collaborators were studying as a vector for gene therap...

Innocuous intestinal bacteria may be reservoir for resistance

...ology in Orlando, Florida. "There is concern that veterinary therapeutic usage of antibiotics in animals is responsible for the emergence of drug-resistant Salmonella. For dairy farms recently surveyed in Georgia, there was no association found between antibiotic use and isolation of multi-drug resistant Salm...

Parasitic worms used to fight bowel disease

...e of the disease tends to increase. "We know from veterinary medicine that many bacterial and protozoan pathogens, especially those that multiply inside of cells, elicit an immune response in the host that would normally cause inflammation, but that worm parasites mount an anti-inflammatory defense that modula...

Chimpanzees can transmit cultural behavior to multiple 'generations'

...ntific understanding of primate biology, behavior, veterinary care and conservation, and to improving human health and well-being. Today, the center, as one of only eight National Institutes of Health-funded national primate research centers, provides specialized scientific resources, expertise and training opp...

Cancer virus protein needed for successful infection

...estigator Michael Lairmore, professor and chair of veterinary biosciences and a member of the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center. "This viral protein is also important to study because it travels to the mitochondria of infected cells." Mitochondria produce the cell's energy supply and store enzymes that carry ou...

Dogs keep dying: Many owners unaware of toxic dog food

...was disrupted," says Sharon Center, a professor of veterinary medicine who specializes in liver function and dis...es to get the diagnosis," said Karyn Bischoff, the veterinary toxicologist at Cornell who first identified aflatoxin as the culprit in the recent wave of deaths. ...

A new way of looking at molecular motors

...rs make advances in a wide variety of fields, from veterinary medicine to tropical diseases. ...

Absence of critical protein linked to infertility

..." said co-author Indrani C. Bagchi, a professor of veterinary biosciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine ...earch scientist Quanxi Li, all in Indrani Bagchi's veterinary biosciences laboratory. ...

Front-line immune cells mature in four stages, study shows

...r virology, immunology and medical genetics and of veterinary biosciences. "The findings will also boost NK-cell research," says first author Aharon G. Freud, a physician who is a doctoral student in Caligiuri's laboratory. "The next step is to figure out why they develop in lymph tissue and whether patients ...

Viral protein helps infected T cells stick to uninfected cells

...igator Michael D. Lairmore, professor and chair of veterinary biosciences and a member of the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center. "It shows that this virus takes advantage of something that T cells do normally, but, in this case, the virus is stimulating the interaction with other T cells rather than a normal im...

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