By University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
A new study from U of I researchers and other collaborators, recently published in PLOS One, reports the creation of such a model--a genetically engineered pig that allows researchers to induce the development of the same types of tumors seen in humans, reflecting the gene pathways and gene mutations most often observed in human cancer.
The weather generally remained warmer than average through the report week, as much as 4° Fahrenheit above normal. The warmest temperatures were felt from Texas up through the Midwest, with heat and humidity moving east through the report week.
Researchers from the University of Sydney have painted the most detailed picture to date of major infectious diseases shared between wildlife and livestock, and found a huge gap in knowledge about diseases which could spread to humans. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the world-first study has found that just 10 diseases account for around 50 percent of all published knowledge on diseases at the wildlife-livestock interface. It is based on an analysis of almost 16,000 publications spanning the last century.