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August 2, 2015

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August 2, 2015

Soybean Meal Positively Affects Pigs With PRRSV

July 21, 2015 — Increased soybean meal concentrations in the diet may help alleviate the effects of PRRSV in infected weanling pigs. PRRSV infected pigs fed high soybean meal concentrations had a more efficient ... read more

July 6, 2015 — What a piece of rope and strawberry jam have to do with preventing the spread of zoonotic ... read more

The Sting in Dengue's Tail

July 2, 2015 — Scientists have identified how small changes in dengue's viral genome can affect the virus' ability to manipulate human immune defenses and spread more ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Mosquitoes transmit malaria, West Nile virus and chikungunya virus. Monitoring these insects is critical to understanding when and where to control them and lessen the risk of human disease. Insect ... read more

Latent Virus and Life Expectancy

July 2, 2015 — Molecular, cellular and clinical changes that arise from an infection with a latent virus can result in a decrease in ... read more

July 1, 2015 — A new study looks at how leaf litter in water influences the abundance of Culex pipiens mosquitoes, which can transmit West Nile virus to humans, domestic animals, birds and other ... read more

Caribbean Spiny Lobsters Create Safe Havens to Avoid Disease

July 1, 2015 — Caribbean spiny lobsters create "behavioral immunity" that prevents them from contracting a deadly disease, a key finding for the $50 million a year Florida business, according to a new ... read more

Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes Are More Widespread Than Ever, and Spreading

June 30, 2015 — Scientists behind the first global distribution maps of two species of dengue and chikungunya-carrying mosquitoes warn they are spreading to new areas where they could cause ... read more

June 26, 2015 — Researchers have decoded the Australian sheep blowfly genome, adding ammunition to the battle against one of the nation's most insidious pests. This blowfly is responsible for about $280 million ... read more

European Rule Changes on Cross Border Pet Transport May Heighten Rabies Risk

June 26, 2015 — Recent changes to regulations on the transport of pets across Europe may have increased the threat of introducing rabies from rescue dogs into countries considered free of the disease, suggests ... read more

Tracking Genetic Arms Race Between Humans, Mosquitoes

June 25, 2015 — Individual populations of mosquitoes are under strong evolutionary pressure from humans and their environment, a new study ... read more

June 18, 2015 — In increasingly mobile modern societies, long-distance transmission can rapidly spread pathogens. A new study suggests that both airline and commuter road travel influence flu virus distribution in ... read more

June 16, 2015 — The urban mosquito that carries the dengue fever virus is expanding its range by hitching rides on river boats connecting the Amazonian town of Iquitos, Peru, with rural ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Carp edema virus, also known as koi sleepy disease (CEV/KSD), affects koi and common carp. Long known only in Japan, the disease was recently detected in Europe. An infection with the virus causes ... read more

June 15, 2015 — Researchers have determined that toothed whales lack functional Mx genes -- a surprising discovery, since all 56 other sequenced mammals in the study possess these genes to fight off viruses like ... read more

June 11, 2015 — About 90 percent of adults worldwide are infected with Epstein-Barr virus, or EBV. The virus infects B cells (the white blood cells that make antibodies) and can contribute to B-cell-derived cancers, ... read more

Scientists Identify Two Mutations Critical for MERS Transmission from Bats to Humans

June 11, 2015 — Two critical mutations have been identified that allow the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus to transmit from bats to humans. MERS is in the same virus family as Severe Acute ... read more

First-Ever Observation of the Native Capside of a Retrovirus

June 10, 2015 — For the first time ever, researchers have captured high-resolution images of the Bovine Leukemia Virus (BLV) capsid protein. Their images reveal unprecedented elements of flexibility in this protein, ... read more

Rabbit Virus Improves Bone Marrow Transplants, Kills Some Cancer Cells

June 5, 2015 — For patients with blood cancers such as leukemia and multiple myeloma, a bone marrow transplant can be both curative and perilous. It replenishes marrow lost to disease or chemotherapy but raises the ... read more

June 5, 2015 — Scientists are using a fairly new gene-editing technology known as CRISPR/Cas9 to target specific DNA sequences in zebrafish. This technique could dramatically accelerate the discovery of gene ... read more

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