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September 28, 2020

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Gene-Edited Livestock 'Surrogate Sires' Successfully Made Fertile

For the first time, scientists have created pigs, goats and cattle that can serve as viable 'surrogate sires,' male animals that produce sperm carrying only the genetic traits of donor animals. The ...

Dietary Changes Could Produce Big Offsets to Carbon Emissions

Eating less meat and dairy products in favor of plant-based proteins like those found in grains, legumes and nuts could make a huge difference in how much carbon dioxide reaches the ...

Plant-Based 'Meats' Improve Some Cardiovascular Risk Factors Compared With Red Meat

Swapping out red meat for certain plant-based meat alternatives can improve some cardiovascular risk factors, according to a new ...

Trends in Consolidation of US Agriculture With 35 Years of Data

Researchers presentsa detailed history of the consolidation of agriculture in the US based on 35 years of data, with implications for all sectors of agriculture moving forward. Data show a steady ...
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Sugar Promotes Sperm Longevity in Pig Reproductive Tract

For many livestock species, artificial insemination (AI) is standard. But it can be tricky to achieve success the first time, thanks to variability in ovulation timing across the herd. A new study ...

Reducing Transmission Risk of Livestock Disease

The risk of transmitting the livestock virus PPRV, which threatens 80% of the world's sheep and goats, increases with certain husbandry practices, including attendance at seasonal grazing camps ...

Crossbreeding of Holstein Cows Improves Fertility Without Detriment to Milk Production

Since 1960, Holstein dairy cows have exhibited a substantial decline in fertility, with serious economic consequences for farmers. Genetic selection programs in the United States and elsewhere have ...

Human Milk Based Fortifiers Improve Health Outcomes for the Smallest Premature Babies

More than 380,000 babies are born prematurely in the United States each year, according to the March of Dimes. 'Preemies' can be severely underweight babies and struggle to get the ...

Turmeric Could Have Antiviral Properties

Curcumin, a natural compound found in the spice turmeric, could help eliminate certain viruses, research has found. A study showed that curcumin can prevent Transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) ...

Global Methane Emissions Soar to Record High

The pandemic has tugged carbon emissions down, temporarily. But levels of the powerful heat-trapping gas methane continue to climb, dragging the world further away from a path that skirts the worst ...

The Sixth Sense of Animals: An Early Warning System for Earthquakes?

Continuously observing animals with motion sensors could improve earthquake ...

Raw Milk May Do More Harm Than Good

Raw or unpasteurized cows' milk from U.S. retail stores can hold a huge amount of antimicrobial-resistant genes if left at room temperature, according to a new ...

Cattle Vs. Hippopotamus: Dung in Rivers of the Savannah

In many regions of the world, populations of large mammalian herbivores have been displaced by cattle breeding, for example in Kenya the hippos by large herds of cattle. This can change aquatic ...

Deadly Bacterial Infection in Pigs Deciphered

New-born piglets often die painfully from infection with an intestinal bacterium. A team of researchers has now discovered how the bacterium causes fatal intestinal bleeding. They have thus made a ...

Genetic Outcomes of Translocating Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn sheep have maintained a distinctive population genetic structure in Wyoming, even with historical population losses and ...

Researchers Control Cattle Microbiomes to Reduce Methane and Greenhouse Gases

Researchers have learned to control the microbiome of cattle for the first time which could inhibit their methane production, and therefore reduce a major source of greenhouse ...

Early African Muslims Had a Halal -- And Cosmopolitan Diet -- Discovery of Thousands of Ancient Animal Bones Shows

Early Muslim communities in Africa ate a cosmopolitan diet as the region became a trading centre for luxury goods, the discovery of thousands of ancient animal bones has ...

Environmental Contaminants Alter Gut Microbiome, Health

The microbes that inhabit our bodies are influenced by what we eat, drink, breathe and absorb through our skin, and most of us are chronically exposed to natural and human-made environmental ...

Dairy-Rich Diet Linked to Lower Risks of Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

Eating at least two daily servings of dairy is linked to lower risks of diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as the cluster of factors that heighten cardiovascular disease risk (metabolic ...

Bulls: Two Lost Holstein Lines Reconstituted

More than 99 percent of Holstein bulls born using artificial insemination in the last decade trace their male lineage to just two bulls born in the 1960s. Efforts to reconstitute two lost male ...

New Technique Delivers Complete DNA Sequences of Chromosomes Inherited from Mother and Father

An international team of scientists has shown that it is possible to disentangle the DNA sequences of the chromosomes inherited from the mother and the father, to create true diploid genomes from a ...

Spread of Early Dairy Farming Across Western Europe

An international team of scientists analyzed the molecular remains of food left in pottery used by the first farmers who settled along the Atlantic Coast of Europe from 7,000 to 6,000 years ...

Molecular and Isotopic Evidence of Milk, Meat and Plants in Prehistoric Food Systems

Scientists have provided the first evidence for diet and subsistence practices of ancient East African ...

Milk Allergy Guidelines May Cause Overdiagnosis in Babies and Children

Current medical guidelines for diagnosing cow's milk allergy in babies and young children may be linked to overdiagnosis of the ...

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