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World’s First Lab-Engineered Burger Just Months Away
2012-02-20 14:13:34

A team of privately funded Dutch researchers have reached a benchmark in the science of bioengineering. Using only stem cells, they´ve managed to grow a strip of muscle tissue in a Petri dish with the aim of eventually developing techniques for the mass production of eco-friendly lab-engineered meat. By October of this year, Dr. Mark post of Maastricht University hopes to have world-renowned chef Heston Blumenthal of England´s famous Fat Duck restaurant cook-up the world´s...

2011-12-23 10:12:53

The genetic changes underlying the evolution of new species are still poorly understood. For instance, we know little about critical changes that have happened during human evolution. Genetic studies in domestic animals can shed light on this process due to the rapid evolution they have undergone over the last 10,000 years. A new study published today describes how a complex genomic rearrangement causes a fascinating phenotype in chickens. In the study published in PLoS Genetics...

British Authorities Say Expired Eggs Are Safe To Eat
2011-12-16 06:18:47

England´s Food Standards Agency (FSA) recently issued a statement saying that store-bought eggs can still be safely consumed within “a day or two” of their expiration date “provided they are cooked thoroughly.” This represents a reversal of its previous advice that expired eggs should be discarded due to the risk of salmonella poisoning. The British press noted that the announcement is part of a larger campaign to reduce food waste and the costs associated with...

2011-10-14 09:51:11

Researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), among others, have taken the first step in developing a new type of vaccine to protect chickens against coccidiosis, the most important parasite of poultry globally. A vaccine of this type -- based on proteins from the coccidiosis bug rather than being derived from a live parasite -- could be produced on a larger scale than is currently possible so could be used to provide much more widespread...


Latest Chicken Reference Libraries

Yokohama
2014-07-15 06:54:19

The Yokohama is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in Japan, although the modern type was developed in Europe using the original founders of the breed. These include the Minohiki, which was the primary breed used to develop the Yokohama, and the Onagadori, which became more well known in Europe than the Minohiki. The Yokohama varies in weight depending upon the type and sex, with standard size individuals ranging between four and five pounds and bantam types reaching smaller...

Polish chicken
2014-07-07 14:10:21

The Polish chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in Europe, although its exact origin is unknown. Some suggest that the breed descended from Asian chickens brought to the area during medieval times, while others assert that the breed could have descended from Italian or Spanish chickens. Despite the debate about its origins, it was given a standard in the Netherlands in the sixteenth century. It was introduced into the United States of America in the early nineteenth...

Brahma chicken
2014-07-07 08:45:02

The Brahma chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the United States by crossing chickens that were imported from Shanghai, China and the Chittigong chicken from Bangladesh, although this origin has been the subject of debate. It was first introduced into England in 1852, where a dark color variety would be created and later shipped to the United States and accepted by the American Poultry Association in 1874. It was the most popular meat bird between the 1850s and the...

New Hampshire chicken
2014-07-07 08:11:54

The New Hampshire chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the state of New Hampshire in the United States of America. It was developed using Rhode Island red chickens and selective breeding was used to produce a different breed with rapid maturity and feather growth and enhanced egg laying abilities. The breed was accepted as an official breed by the American Poultry Association in 1935. The New Hampshire chicken varies in weight depending upon the sex, with cocks...

Delaware chicken
2014-07-07 06:57:27

The Delaware chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the state of Delaware in the United States of America during the early part of the twentieth century by crossing New Hampshire hens with barred Plymouth Rock roosters. The breed was officially established in 1940 after George Ellis chose to breed the sports, or chickens with a light white or silver coloration, that were produced from broiler chickens. Because the area in which this breed was bred was the most...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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