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Discovery of a protein capable of regulating DNA repair during sperm formation

Discovery of a protein capable of regulating DNA repair during sperm formation

Researchers from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) Department of Cellular Biology, Physiology and Immunology, and the UAB Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine, led by Dr Ignasi Roig, discovered that the signalling route – a cascade activation of several molecules – triggered by the ATM protein regulates DNA repair during the production of spermatocytes by […]

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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) – Arizona taking steps to protect poultry

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) – Arizona taking steps to protect poultry

The Arizona Department of Agriculture is working with large and small poultry farmers in the state concerning the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). Since the first discovery in North America in December, the department has published information on the State Veterinarian’s blog as well as the agriculture.az.gov website. With this week’s announcement of the USDA […]

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Researchers create tool to predict avian flu outbreaks

Researchers create tool to predict avian flu outbreaks

A simple and effective portable tool to predict avian flu outbreaks on farms has been created by University of Guelph researchers. U of G researchers devised a real-time way to analyze chickens and other farm birds for avian flu. The tool uses a small blood sample and relies on a simple chemical colour change to […]

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Circulation of highly pathogenic avian flu in North American birds

Circulation of highly pathogenic avian flu in North American birds

Viral changes make current situation more complex Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 viruses of Eurasian origin continue to circulate and evolve in North American wild birds. The U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Department of Agriculture published the genetic analysis of a mixed-origin HPAI H5N1 avian flu virus in the journal Genome Announcements. This novel […]