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Pigs help scientists understand human brain

July 1, 2019

For the first time, researchers in the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center have used an imaging method normally…
Antibiotic Alternative Scores Well in Second Round of Swine Trials

May 30, 2019

Travelling can be stressful experience—whether it be to a vacation spot or business destination. The stress of travel…
Study Reveals Pigs Can Transmit FMD Prior to Signs of Sickness

March 7, 2019

Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus spreads much more aggressively in pigs than previous research suggests, according to a new…
Researchers produce virus-resistant pigs, could vastly improve global animal health

October 17, 2018

Researchers at the University of Missouri have successfully produced a litter of pigs that are genetically resistant to a deadly…
New pig virus found to be a potential threat to humans

May 18, 2018

A recently identified pig virus can readily find its way into laboratory-cultured cells of people and other species,…
Bearded pigs adapting to oil palm

March 14, 2018

The study found that the pigs, renowned for their long facial hair, were consistently found in both degraded…
Palm oil plantations fuel pigs that ruin Southeast Asian forests

December 27, 2017

The proliferation of palm oil plantations throughout Southeast Asia has led not only to widespread deforestation but also…
Piglets Might Unlock Keys to In Vitro Fertilization in Humans

July 19, 2017

It is estimated that parents seeking to have children through in vitro fertilization (IVF) spend between $12,000 and…
Pig Pens: A Look at Mirrors and Mats

June 13, 2017

What a pig sees when it looks into a mirror may help Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists improve…
Gene editing could help eradicate a costly pig disease

March 3, 2017

Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome costs the swine industry billions each year. At the same time it makes…
Invasive Wild Pigs Leave a Swath of Destruction Across U.S. – And They Keep Spreading

February 2, 2017

They go by many names: wild boar, wild hog, razorback, Eurasian boar, feral swine. But whatever you call…
Pigs, like humans, are also more optimistic or pessimistic depending on their mood

November 30, 2016

Technically speaking, we, humans, are not that much different from animals. A new research from the University of…
Veterinarian identifies a genetically novel virus associated with polio-like symptoms in pigs

October 14, 2016

A veterinary researcher at Iowa State University has discovered a novel virus in the central nervous tissues of…
Outbreak of African swine fever would prove costly

October 3, 2016

DTU Vet has demonstrated that an outbreak of African swine fever in Denmark would cost the country somewhere…
Electricity in sties may stress pigs

September 10, 2016

When the pigs on a farm in North Jutland suddenly began behaving erratically for no apparent reason, Esben…
Pigs that are Resistant to Incurable Disease Developed

December 9, 2015

Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus was first detected in the U.S. in 1987. Pigs that contract…
Veterinary researchers discover mystery virus that causes tremors in piglets

November 5, 2015

A team of veterinary researchers at Iowa State University has pinpointed a virus that has caused mysterious tremors…
Making Better Bacon—Yes, it’s Possible

September 9, 2015

A K-State meat scientist is looking for ways to improve bacon’s shelf life for restaurants. Just when you…
“Globally unparalleled” evidence of prehistoric Welsh feasting practices unearthed by archaeologists

June 13, 2015

New research led by archaeologists at Cardiff University has showcased “globally unparalleled” evidence of a unique prehistoric pork-focused…
Lawrence Livermore technology could help detect diseases in commercial swine industry

May 20, 2015

Agricultural officials who seek to detect diseases affecting the commercial swine industry may gain a new ally —…
Training pig skin for neural development

May 4, 2015

A pig’s skin cells may hold the key to new treatments and cures for devastating human neurological diseases.…
Working to end gastric illness in people, increase production of pigs

April 17, 2015

Virginia Tech scientist Kiho Lee’s research relies on finding pathways. Whether these pathways are responsible for food intake,…
Pig-borne disease jumped into humans when rearing practices changed

April 1, 2015

The most virulent strains of Streptococcus suis, the leading cause of bacterial meningitis in adult humans in parts…
Researchers Successfully Produce Genome-Edited Pigs Using Revolutionary Technology

March 26, 2015

Eighteen piglets born recently are the result of two years of intense research by scientists in the College…
New methods of detecting Salmonella in pork meat processing

July 24, 2014

Infections caused 1by foodborne microorganisms are an increasing public health burden. In a PhD project at the National…
A New Probiotic Improves Pig Health, Reduces Manure Output

March 28, 2014

A new probiotic for pigs could mean less manure to manage, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) studies. Agricultural Research…
Researchers Study Myelin to Help Improve Piglet Survival

February 7, 2014

About 10 to 20 percent of piglets do not survive to weaning, and 5 to 10 percent are…
Taking Aim at Deadly Swine Diseases

December 17, 2013

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are stepping up their efforts to help fight deadly swine viruses that are…
Hampshire pig Nemo gets pioneering chemo

July 18, 2013

Playful as a puppy even at 730 pounds, Nemo, a rescued black-and-white Hampshire pig, became a porcine pioneer…
Tiny Doses of Bile Acid May Blunt Preemie Liver Disease in Piglets

July 5, 2013

Giving premature babies small doses of a bile acid might help the newborns avoid a liver disease, according…
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