One test can detect all viruses that infect people and animals

A new test developed by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis can now detect virtually any virus known to affect humans and animals. Called ViroCap, this test can also detect “novel” viruses not yet identified, as long as they share a few genetic characteristics with known viruses.

According to a recent article, the researchers […]

Monday links

Kick off the month of March with the latest in food safety, animal safety, and agriculture news in this edition of Monday links.

Animal Science

Colder Weather Increases Challenges Posed by PED – The Pig Site A swine veterinarian reports, as expected, the colder winter weather has added to the challenge of controlling PED.

‘Antifreeze’ […]

Genetically engineered cattle + human DNA = Ebola cure?

A herd of 50 cloned, genetically engineered cattle on a farm just outside Sioux Falls, South Dakota, may hold the key to producing a vaccine against the Ebola virus, which has infected more than 21,000 people in West Africa, killing more than 8,500 of them and causing hysteria worldwide.

According to a recent article, this […]

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

FDA Says BPA-Lined Containers Are Safe, But New Study Raises Concerns – Food Safety News A new Korean soy milk study, involving taking the blood pressure of a relatively […]

Monday Links

September marks National Food Safety month and in its honor we have compiled some of the most recent food safety and other related news from around the world to help keep you up to date.

Food Safety

Study: Flame Retardants in Baby Food Well Below Unsafe Levels – Food Safety News The levels of […]

The fight over natural products

Marketing ploys almost always work for me. Is Disneyland the happiest place on earth? Of course it is. Is Paris, France really the city of love? I fell in love with crème brulee while I was there, so obviously that’s true as well. Is a food with “natural” written on the label really au natural? […]

Ebola outbreak claims lives of many in Guinea

This story has been updated as the outbreak has grown. For updates on this story, please read below.

First identified in 1976, the often-deadly pathogen known as Ebola is causing devastation yet again, this time in Guinea, Africa.

The last recorded numbers show that more than 120 have died from the outbreak, which is believed […]

What you need to know this Monday

Ever wonder what is going on in the world that you ought to know? We’ve compiled some links that we’re looking at this morning to get your latest news about life sciences and the animal and food industries.

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Start the week off right 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

OMB reports asks Congress to avoid sequestration – Food Safety News

With potentially massive budget cuts looming across the board, including food regulatory agencies, the White House Office of […]