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Bovine genome completed

... information will help discover genes for improved meat and milk production and to help researchers develop new strategies for protecting cattle from disease. Medical researchers will be able to compare the cow's genome with the human genome sequence in hopes of gaining new insights into human health and ...

Bovine genome assembled

...se breeds to assist discovery of traits for better meat and milk production and to model human disease....

Bovine genome sequence available

...se breeds to assist discovery of traits for better meat and milk production and to model human disease. The initial assembly is based on 3.3-fold coverage of the bovine genome and by 2005, a 6-fold sequence coverage will be achieved. Researchers can access the sequence data through the following pub...

Botulism bug says no to nitric oxide, provides key to molecule's role in human cell signaling

...ation for how the decades-old practice of treating meat with sodium nitrite prevents life-threatening food... cerebrovascular disease." And don't forget meat protection. The research team showed that C. botulinum uses SONO to detect nitric oxide, and then t...

Reed biology professor receives $227,500 for E. coli research

...y outbreaks of bloody diarrhea due to contaminated meat products, produce, and water. Mellies' research on EPEC may provide insight into disease caused by not only EHEC, but also Shigella and Salmonella species that cause significant disease annually. Over the past three years, Mellies has received other...

Scientists raise concerns about second wave of 'mad cow' prion infection

...e being warned to avoid contact with or eating the meat of animals that may be infected with CWD. Precautionary Principle in Canada Although Canada has detected only one case of BSE and one of vCJD to date, the country has taken a number of precautionary measures to help prevent further infections, sim...

New study links low fish supply to increased bushmeat hunting

...ople wouldn't go to the potatoes; they'd go to the meat department." Moreover, the fish caught by foreign fleets do nothing to benefit the local African economy because they're taken to Europe for processing, Pauly said. Jobs are not created in Africa to process the fish or service the boa...

Eating red meat may increase the risk of rheumatoid arthritis

.../journal/arthritis ), indicate a high level of red meat consumption as an independent risk factor for infl...between the two groups was directly related to red meat consumption. After adjusting for smoking and other possible dietary confounders, patients with the ...

Chicken genome will help our understanding of humans and improve agriculture

...ry industry. Legislation and the growth in organic meat production means that we are moving towards reducing the amount of antibiotics, and other therapeutic drugs, used in chicken farming. The availability of the genome will help conventional breeders to produce healthier birds that will have greater res...

Current human embryonic stem cell lines contaminated UCSD/Salk team finds

...stomach and colon, organs where consumption of red meat has been associated with risk of cancer. "Knowing the mechanism that this molecule uses to get into human cells may give us clues to possible solutions to the problems that it may cause in various situations," Varki said....

'Man the Hunter' theory is debunked in new book

...ible for early humans to consume a large amount of meat until fire was controlled and cooking was possible. Sussman points out that the first tools didn't appear until two million years ago. And there wasn't good evidence of fire until after 800,000 years ago. "In fact, some archaeologists and paleontolog...

Report addresses safety problem in preharvest stage of food production

...production of shellfish, parasites from free range meat and poultry, and bacterial foodborne pathogens introduced by humans and animals," according to Colloquium Co-Chair, Mary Torrence, D.V.M., Ph.D., of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Colloquium participants discussed establishing implementation gu...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

..." say the researchers. "The testing of the oyster meat specifically for Salmonella spp. on a regular basis throughout the year, in each bay open for harvesting, would appear to be the only mechanism to remedy this oversight." (D.A. Brands, A.E. Inman, C.P. Gerba, C.J. Mare, S.J. Billington, L.A. Saif, J....

Missing micronutrients - How best to nourish a child?

...nt research suggests that adding small portions of meat daily can improve both the children's health and p...cussed the merits of "animal source foods" such as meat and milk as well as other approaches to diet supplementation and fortification during the annual mee...

Gorilla diet tips -- Have we 'evolved to eat mush'?

...las compete aggressively with chimps for available meat sources, and offer useful clues to the dietary ada...tations of our early hominid ancestors. Increased meat consumption triggered genetic changes that allowed early humans to eat more fatty foods without deve...

Scientists will discuss remarkable advances in whale research at the annual meeting of AAAS

...ago by conducting the first genetic study of whale meat sold in Tokyo food markets. Japan harvests more th...lumbi decided to analyze samples of DNA from whale meat randomly purchased at local Japanese markets. The results, published in 1994, revealed that, in addi...

The secret lives of whales

...f Ice Ages. Using whale samples from the Japanese meat market, where Antarctic minke whales killed for scientific research are legally sold as food, Palumbi examined variations in mitochondrial DNA from individual whales. He was amazed at their genetic variation an indicator of the past size of their po...

Beef feeding research studies pasture vs. grain

...nimals are sent to slaughter in the fall and their meat is evaluated at the University of Georgia. The meat evaluation stage takes one rib from each steer and tests it for cooking qualities, taste, and fat an...

Will aid to poor put wildlife at risk?

... locations across Gabon, collecting information on meat consumption, socioeconomic status, and demographic factors. In all instances, the consumption of meat, including wildlife, fish, chicken and livestock, increased with wealth, while rising prices resulted in a decrease in consumption. Growth in the in...

Liverpool scientists uncover how E.coli became lethal

...an enter the human food chain through contaminated meat and inadequate food processing. Dr Heather Allison...have come into contact with contaminated, uncooked meat products....

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