Tag: "swine" at medical news
Clemson Scientists Refining Natural Immune System Booster
...oduct will first be tested in livestock -- cattle, swine
andpoultry -- in about two years. After the livestock tests are complete, humantrials will begin. The product holds the potential to fight diseases rangingfrom the common cold to those caused by biological weapons or AIDS. "Animune's missio...
A new strain of flu has turned up in Hong Kong
...inary stage." Previous small outbreaks of swine
influenza viruses in people causedwhat Alan Kendal of Emory University in Atlanta calls "false alarms". In 1986, aDutch man suffered severe pneumonia after contracting a swine-type virus. And in1977 a similar virus turned up in a handful of people in...
U.S. is poorly prepared for influenza pandemic, St. Jude experts warn
...al influenza virus genes inside infected birds and swine
kept in close quarters in markets or farms. The animals serve as "mixing bowls" in which influenza viruses swap genes, increasing the chance that some viruses will obtain the ability to spread rapidly among infected humans, according to Webster. "A m...
Antibiotic use on swine farms increases efficiency, profits
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Antibiotics used on swine
farms may stir controversy about their potential r...tic changes that have altered the face of the U.S. swine
industry in the last three decades. It is based on industry statistics compiled in the 1990s. Rese...
Mayo researchers observe genetic fusion of human, animal cells -may help explain origin of AIDS
...ain genetic material from both species and carry a swine
virus similar to HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) that can infect normal human cells. While the research does not answer the question of whether this infection can cause actual disease in humans, it does provide scientists with a new way to understa...
Electronic device standards to yield choicer chops
...han 80 percent of the almost $7.5 billion worth of swine
processed in the United States. Multiple devices, as well as different methods for evaluating results can, however, produce different data. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has joined meat industry counterparts, producers, d...
Trans fat linked to increase in cholesterol
...ave speculated that trans fat supplementation in a swine
model would raise the total to high density lipopr...r some of their studies, these investigators use a swine
(pig) model. Swine are an excellent vehicle for understanding the cardiovascular system as their hea...