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Roundup: Cheese flavors and salmonella vaccines

New research conducted at the Tokyo University of Agriculture in Japan demonstrates that the flavoring of various soft cheeses is due in part to bacterial colonization during the ripening process. The research was published in Microbiology Spectrum, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. As cheese ages, beneficial bacteria degrade proteins and lipids (from … Continue reading Roundup: Cheese flavors and salmonella vaccines

Texas A&M establishes Institute for Equine Sciences

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents has approved the establishment of the Texas A&M Institute for Equine Sciences, bringing together world-class science, academic expertise and facilities to advance the care and welfare of horses. Major goals include strengthening equine collaborations among public and private sectors and academia. Collaborators will work toward enhanced care … Continue reading Texas A&M establishes Institute for Equine Sciences

Immune function differs in Marek’s resistant chickens

In new research that could pave the way for the development of more effective vaccines against Marek’s disease, researchers with The Pirbright Institute in the U.K. have identified key immune response differences in chickens resistant to the disease. In a recent paper published in Frontiers in Immunology, the researchers showed how immune cells known as … Continue reading Immune function differs in Marek’s resistant chickens

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