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2011-08-25 11:29:04

  Embryologist Dr. Bill Ritchie has started to work on a new technique to clone rare Scottish wildcats, reports BBC News. Ritchie, who became famous for his involvement in cloning Dolly the sheep 15 years ago, said the project could help protect the species which is thought to have just 400 cats left in the wild. His research has received funding from Genecom, the commercial arm of the Moredun Research Institute and the Institute for Animal Health. Ritchie said in a...

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2009-03-31 09:40:00

Global warming could have chilling consequences for European livestock, warned Professor Peter Mertens from the Institute for Animal Health, at this week's meeting of the Society for General Microbiology in Harrogate. Since 1998, rising temperatures have led to outbreaks of bluetongue (BT) across most of Europe, which have killed over 2 million ruminants (mainly sheep). The outbreak (the largest on record) caused by Bluetongue virus serotype 8 (BTV-8), which started in the Netherlands and...

2008-11-06 03:00:20

Worldwide license agreement expands the Company's veterinary assay portfolio and aims to contain future outbreaks of the devastating viral disease Venlo, The Netherlands - November 6, 2008 - QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) has announced today that it has entered into a worldwide exclusive partnership with the Institute for Animal Health (IAH), a leading research and diagnostics institution for infectious diseases of farm animals. Pursuant to the...

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2008-08-27 13:55:00

Scientists in the UK have found a way to quickly identify livestock at risk from infection through airborne transmission of the foot-and-mouth virus.Combining weather and livestock information collected during the 1967 UK foot-and-mouth outbreak has created a simple risk mode, researchers said.The scientists suggest it may be possible to automate the system.The control of foot-and-mouth outbreaks is of global socio-economic importance. Foot-and-mouth is a highly contagious disease of...

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2008-03-31 11:10:00

Some of the worst threats to farm workers and farm animals such as bird flu, foot-and-mouth disease and other emerging viruses could soon be quickly identified by using a simple screening chip developed by scientists from the Institute for Animal Health, scientists will hear today (Monday 31 March 2008) at the Society for General Microbiology's 162nd meeting being held this week at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre."The last major SARS outbreak "“ severe acute respiratory...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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