Tag: "livestock" at medical news

Active vaccine prevents mice from developing prion disease

.... Wisniewski. "Developing a marketable vaccine for livestock is something that is very achievable." The authors of the new study are: Fernando Goi, Elin Knudsen, Henrieta Scholtzova, Joanna Pankiewicz, Einar M. Sigurdsson, and Thomas Wisniewski of the NYU School of Medicine; Fernanda Schreiber and Jose A...

Livelihoods under siege in Darfur

...habitants of rural Darfur, who depend on crops and livestock for their livelihood, are also restricted by insec...fts University. Conflict in the region has changed livestock migration patterns, causing deaths among livestock confined in areas where pastures and water resour...

Concentrated animal feeding operations near schools may pose asthma risk

Children who attend school near large-scale livestock farms known as concentrated animal feeding operati...iles away from any CAFO (generally classified as a livestock facility that houses more than 3,500 animals). Sixty-one participants responded from the study schoo...

Disfiguring facial infection in young children can be prevented

...e improvement of living conditions, segregation of livestock from human living quarters, promotion of good oral-hygiene practices, exclusive breastfeeding in the first few months of life, and timely immunisation against common childhood diseases. Professor Enwonwu states: "Noma robs many children of their f...

Medication use linked to farmers' injuries

...nds inflicted while working with farm machinery or livestock By linking data from various health and agricultural registries, the researchers identified 8,129 male farmers aged 66 or older. In that group, 282 suffered farm-related injuries related to how they used their pain medication. Researchers were ab...

A third of the world population faces water scarcity today

...nd cheese and a third for pasta and bread. Clearly livestock and fish will play a significant role in future water use, but remarkably their importance is underestmated in water resources management. Despite the impending threat, the Assessment identifies numerous bright spots innovative approaches that hol...

New approach assesses risk of water-borne pathogen disease

...y the urine of Leptospira-infected mammals such as livestock or rats. Transmission also appears to coincide with warm weather and the occurrence of flooding, which washes soil contaminated with animal urine into water sources such as wells and streams. Recent outbreaks worldwide among adventure athletes, mi...

Predicting an answer to the threat of flooding

...agricultural practices, such as choice of crop and livestock density, can influence how much water runs off the land. "Because the animations we are developing take into account not just the shape and contours of the land but also the way it is actually used, they provide additional information that can be ...

Studies identify food sources of disease and drug resistance

...ing that use of antibiotics as growth promoters in livestock increases the risk of antibiotic resistance in hum...at has long been used as a growth promoter in U.S. livestock but is now banned in Europe. The question Dr. Belongia and colleagues asked was, does exposing poult...

MIT graduate student wins $30,000 Lemelson-MIT student prize for life-saving inventions

...aid Balls advisor Professor Hunter. Now awaiting livestock trials, Ball and his colleagues anticipate the needle-free injection technology having applications in animal husbandry. Beyond that, they hope the device may someday be employed for safe, inexpensive, mass inoculation of humans in developing and dev...

K-State National Agricultural Biosecurity Center director speaker at AAAS Biosecurity Symposium

...of the vulnerabilities and threats to the nation's livestock industry at a symposium on agricultural biosecurit...hat could cause significant economic damage to the livestock industry, according to Franz. "Protecting our herds and flocks from intentional disease is at once...

Panel presents Agricultural Biosecurity & Sustainability Strategies at 2007 AAAS Meeting

...ntionally. Effective measures to protect crops and livestock against natural or weaponized pathogens, and to re...al to Global Food Industry, Health, and Trade The livestock industry contributes hundreds of billions of dollars to the U.S. economy annually. For years, we hav...

Livestock interventions can protect lives, livelihoods

...munities in dryland areas of Africa are reliant on livestock as sources of food, income and social support. How...ca, making these communities vulnerable to loss of livestock when rains fail. The Feinstein International Center (FIC), part of the Friedman School of Nutrition ...

UQ researchers honored with leading fellowships

...cancer biology; conservation; pest management; and livestock breeding. Professor Koopman is world-renowned in the field of developmental biology, and was part of the team that discovered the gene that determines sex in mammals, which has been called one of the most important biological discoveries of the 20...

Plants uptake antibiotics

...een evaluating the impact of antibiotic feeding in livestock production on the environment. This particular st... of antibiotics introduced to the environment from livestock operations. ...

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