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Breakthrough On Microbial Disease Published In Science
...y. It might bepossible, for example, to vaccinate chickens
and cows to develop Salmonella -free poultry and E. coli -free beef. Such vaccinesare sorely needed as the level of contamination in the food supply is expectedto worsen due to large scale animal processing and distribution practices,according to...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Physicians And Scientists Present Findings At Annual Meeting Of The Pediatric Academic Societies
...l. The researchers placed brain cells of embryonic chickens
into a culturecontaining only a small amount of magnesium. After five days, they added anothermeasured amount of magnesium, analyzing the cells 24 hours later for overallviability (the ability to live, grow and develop), apoptosis (disintegration),an...
Gene Orchestrates Heart Chamber Development
...ofexpression pattern in ventricles. Since mice and chickens
have such similargenes, Cepko says that she expects to find some close homologues in otherspecies, including fish, humans and frogs. She does not, however, expect Irx4 to be the master regulatorof heart chamber development. "This is an opening i...
Salmonella Vaccine Now Available For Poultry
...dressedchicken. Ten percent of the non-vaccinated chickens
in these trials werecontaminated. The US broiler ...only long enough to stimulate an immuneresponse in chickens
and then is eliminated by the chickens' immune system toassure food safety at processing. It is very...
Greater Prairie Chicken Appears On Comeback Trail In Illinois
...id-1800s, announcing that colorful greater prairie chickens
were near andabundant. As pioneers moved west, th...opulations elsewhere. If we hadbrought in prairie chickens
from Texas, which had adapted to the hot climatethere, we may not have had the same success." The su...
Garlic Perfumes Poultry Houses
...terol in eggs, to boot. "We're feeding the chickens
about 3 percent of their diet in garlicpowder to m... "The tasters said the eggs were milder from the chickens
eatinggarlic than from the control hens," Birrenkott said. "We think it mightreduce the sulfur conte...
Ohio State Professor Receives Patent For Infectious Bursal Disease Virus Detection Kit
...rsal disease virus (IBDV), a disease that can make chickens
susceptible to future illness and infection. Th...ending for an IBD-PCR test, which determines if chickens
in a flock currently have the virus. Both tests are now commercially available. Use of these...
Tourists And Scientists Could Be Bringing Deadly Diseases To Antarctica's
...ted finding antibodies to avirus commonly found in chickens
in the blood of Emperor penguin chicks andadult Ad'lie penguins near the Australian base of Mawson (Nature, vol 387, p245). This infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) suppresses birds' immunesystems, making them susceptible to other diseases. ...
UF Discovery Of Chicken Gene Mutation Aids Study Of Rare Inherited Eye Disease
...any. "The way the retina works is similar in chickens
and humans, so Ithink it is reasonable to assume t...wland now is developing a form of gene therapy for chickens
with thedisease. "The eye offers a unique opportunity to employ gene therapy because itis a cl...
Fetal Lead Exposure May Reduce Immunity
...llel studies on early lead exposure with embryonic chickens
as animal models, but have no plans to extend the studies at the university to humans. But humans subjects, they say, would not be hard to find. "Unfortunately, pregnant women even in this country are exposed to these levels of lead through drinki...
Results Of Hog-Stress Study May Lead To Better Management Methods
...nson said. The study was modeled after a study on chickens
published in 1989 byU. of I. animal scientist Stanley Curtis, who found that six simultaneouslyoccurring environmental stressors also had an additive effect....
Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics
... type butcher's knife was being used for de-boning chickens
and turkeys at a poultry packaging plant. The knife did a poor job of de-boning, and a high incident rate of carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, and tenosynovitis resulted in a $100,000 per annum increase in worker compensation premiums. A new, ergo...
Jefferson Scientists Develop Botulism Vaccine
...dicine. Animals such as racehorses and farmyard chickens
are susceptible to the disease, making such a vaccine of interest to the pharmaceutical industry. According to Dr. Simpson, there may be far greater applications of the work in both veterinary and human medicine. The ver...
First Salmonella Vaccine For Poultry To Be On The Market Soon
...red the most common strain of salmonella infecting chickens
and developed it as an oral vaccine to be given to...s and the poultry industry, which brings 7 billion chickens
from processing plants to dinner tables each year. There are higher incidences of salmonella poison...
Dangerous Chemical Combination Presents Possible Scenario For Gulf War Illnesses
...." In the Duke study, researchers exposed healthy chickens
to each of the threechemicals -- DEET, permethrin ...fety of each chemicalwhen used individually." The chickens
exposed to individual chemicals showed no outward signs ofillness or debilitation, the researchers s...
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