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March 4, 2014
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In the eye of a chicken, a new state of matter comes into view

Along with eggs, soup and rubber toys, the list of the chicken’s most lasting legacies may eventually include advanced materials such as self-organizing colloids, or optics that can transmit light with the efficiency of a crystal and the flexibility of … Continue reading

August 24, 2013
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New book explores evolution of human reproduction

Human beings would probably be known as pilosals rather than mammals if Carl Linnaeus had not been a proponent of breast-feeding. For social and political reasons, the famed taxonomist labeled the class of animals to which humans belong with a … Continue reading

January 1, 2013
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U of T Researchers Uncover Major Source of Evolutionary Differences among Species

TORONTO, ON – University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine researchers have uncovered a genetic basis for fundamental differences between humans and other vertebrates that could also help explain why humans are susceptible to diseases not found in other species. Scientists … Continue reading

September 29, 2012
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5 Myths About the Bird Flu

With all of the information floating around regarding the bird flu epidemic it can be hard to discern what you should really be concerned about and what is nothing more than a rumor. Here are five myths regarding the bird … Continue reading

September 29, 2012
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Controlling the Spread of Diseases Among Humans, Other Animals and the Environment

New NSF-NIH-USDA-BBSRC grants fund research on how infectious diseases are transmitted West Nile virus, Lyme disease and hantavirus are all infectious diseases spreading in animals and in people. Is human interaction with the environment somehow responsible for the increase in … Continue reading

March 26, 2012
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Flock Talk: Bird Vocalization Research Could Improve Poultry Production, Lower Costs

Chickens can’t speak, but they can definitely make themselves heard. Most people who have visited a poultry farm will recall chicken vocalization – the technical term for clucking and squawking – as a memorable part of the experience. Researchers now … Continue reading

November 13, 2011
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New Turkey Feed Helps Bird Producers Gobble Up Profits

*New formula reduces feed costs by 10 percent* VIDEO: Turkeys Stop Gobbling the Profits COLUMBIA, Mo. – As feed prices have risen in recent years, feeding turkeys has become more costly than many producers can bear.  Satisfying turkeys’ hunger accounts … Continue reading