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Genetic info of cloned pigs may help babies before birth
...successfully cloned a Duroc pig. The resulting two piglets
were recently weaned and are in excellent health. The births themselves are not particularly remarkable for Piedrahita, since he has cloned animals in previous research projects it's the benefits to animal and human health that are noteworthy. Piedr...
Fiber-boosted formula for piglets shows promise in battle against infant diarrhea
...ournal of Nutrition, the researchers reported that piglets
that consumed formula with moderate levels of ferm...." Tappenden and colleagues divided 48 two-day-old piglets
into four groups fed in equal amounts every 12 hours. The gastrointestinal tract and general develo...
Smart mathematical model prevents the spread of swine fever
...virus cannot be properly monitored. Virus-carrying piglets
continue to be born and these form an infection danger for nearby breeding units. These piglets
are scarcely detectable because the virus obtained form the mother sow does not respond to normal de...
Hypoglycemia may affect newborn's brain cell function, says Hopkins researcher
...rsity, the research team sustained hypoglycemia in piglets
(3 to 6 days old) for two hours with insulin injec... then extracted brain tissue from six hypoglycemic piglets
and six piglets
with normal blood sugar levels. After isolating brain cell membrane --- where the gl...
Texas A&M clones first cat
...n August 2001, the first of five litters of cloned piglets
were born at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M. Other cloned animals born at the university include a Boer goat, a disease-resistant Angus bull, and the first Brahma bull. Texas A&M researchers are also aggressively working to clone dogs ...
On California's Channel Islands, native predators became prey when feral pigs rearranged the food web
...lly drawn to the islands by the abundance of tasty piglets
on Santa Cruz, the largest of the Channel Islands....can produce large litters throughout the year, and piglets
that survive eventually grow too big to be prey for golden eagles. Skunks are nocturnal, so are only...
3rd animal species cloned at Texas A&M
...s, cats, and horses. The first of five litters of piglets
was born on Aug. 12. "From the first and second litters, nine piglets
are healthy and growing quickly," said Dr. Jorge Piedrahita who holds a joint appointment with the C...
Hendra virus has a growing family tree
...nsland, and Menangle virus, which caused stillborn piglets
in a New South Wales piggery. Two piggery workers suffered an influenza-like illness and were believed to have been infected with Menangle virus in 1997. Both Hendra virus and Menangle virus are believed to be carried by flying foxes, (fruit bats). ...
Findings Challenge Notion Of Withholding Food To Fight Rotavirus
...omponents. The studies support the use of neonatal piglets
as models for understandingnutrition and infectious disease interactions inhuman infants, said Gaskins, who in April will receive the American Society forNutritional Sciences annual Bio-Serv Awardin Experimental Nutrition....
Researchers Discover First Animal Strain Of Hepatitis E Virus
... In a separate analysis, piglets
born to antibody-negative sows were found to seroconvert (develop antibodies to hepatitis E virus) when raised in large pens with other piglets. None of the piglets, however, showed any clin...