New approach may treat cocaine addiction

Image courtesy of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.

A new therapy aimed at treating cocaine addiction has yielded promising results, according to a report in Biological Psychiatry.

Researchers from Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute have studied a method that combines two substances used in treating addiction – amphetamine and topiramate.

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Don’t forget your vitamins: Cattle and vitamin E absorption

By James Little, DVM

Equine and companion animal professional services veterinarian

The fat soluble vitamins (e.g., vitamins A, D, E, and K) play important roles in the bodies of many species including bovine. One of the critical roles is the support they provide to the immune system in its response to infectious […]

USDA project sequences wheat genome

Researchers hope the newly sequenced wheat genome will contribute to global food security.

The “shotgun sequencing” was reported in the journal Nature, and is expected to help increase wheat yields and thereby increase food security, while hurrying the development of enhanced wheat with higher nutritional content, according to the USDA, which worked with an international […]

New study points to link between eczema, egg allergy and peanut allergy

It’s a unique trio that may provide valuable information about future food allergies.

Results from a recent study have shown that the presence of eczema and egg allergy “strongly predict risk” for developing peanut allergy, according to the Learning About Peanut Allergy (LEAP) study. The research is funded by the National Institute of Allergy and […]

Recover from Thanksgiving with the Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest food safety, animal safety, life sciences and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Food safety

Microbiological control in the food plant environment and the role of rapid testing – Neogen

Join food safety experts Dr. Jeff Kornacki of Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc. and Dr. […]

Now that Thanksgiving is over, here’s what to do with all those leftovers

The heaps of turkey and mashed potatoes, although much smaller than before, have migrated from the table to the fridge. The pumpkin pie is a ruin of bits of crust and pieces of filling, and somehow, it’s the day after Thanksgiving and everyone starts to realize, hey, we’re still kind of hungry (all of that […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

From all of us at Neogen, we wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Gearing up for the big day: Thanksgiving edition

Get ready, friends –Thanksgiving is almost here.

Soon, turkeys will be roasting, pies will be baking and there will be enough dinner rolls to fill an amusement park-style ball pit. Green bean casserole will come out of hiding as will cranberry sauce, and the pièce de résistance (in this humble blogger’s opinion) of the meal […]

Warming up for Thanksgiving: Pet safety

We all know the look.

It most commonly appears around mealtimes and kicks into high gear during especially big feasts, such as Thanksgiving.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we’re talking about the puppy eyes.

Who can blame pets for doing a little extra begging when the dining room table is laden with delights such as turkey […]

Insect that spreads disease deadly to citrus trees found in California

A tiny bug that carries bacteria deadly to citrus trees was recently detected in California.

The Asian citrus psyllid was found in Tulare County, at the center of the state’s citrus belt. The insect was the second found in the San Joaquin Valley, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

The insect, which was caught […]