Genomics Blog
Posted on: March 24, 2015 9:28 AM
Youth Science Outreach Programs Receive Government of Canada Funding, Southern Alberta Students to Benefit
Media Release, March 18, 2015. More southern Alberta students will experience science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs thanks to a Government of Canada investment that supports the Actua network, including the Destination...
Posted on: March 20, 2015 1:05 PM
More cautious use of antibiotic use in our pets called for by experts
Medical researchers and health care experts are warning against the overuse of antibiotics in people, in labs, and in livestock. Now the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine has come out and said their needs to be better surveillance of...
Posted on: March 18, 2015 1:20 PM
Fecal Transplants - old treatment getting new attention in Alberta
It seems that as we post more podcasts to our site lately, much of the subject matter circles back to a couple of topic areas that we knew were related but didn't originally intend to pull together - metabolomics and the increased use of antibiotics. ...
Livestock Blog
Posted on: February 9, 2015 11:38 AM
Unique collaboration will combat deadly disease found in pigs
The PED virus kills young piglets at an astonishing rate with a near 100% mortality rate in suckling pigs. A Canadian effort has been launched to understand and stop the disease to protect the young...
Posted on: March 12, 2015 9:46 AM
David Bailey presentation about genomic influence on antimicrobial research
In March of this year Genome Alberta's President and CEO David Bailey was asked to make a presentation to the Beef Value Chain Roundtable (BVCRT) held in Ottawa. The BVCRT brings together multiple industry and government sectors to develop new ways...
Posted on: February 28, 2015 4:43 PM
Climate change brings new infectious diseases to farms, new urgency in breeding resistance
Several reports from researchers around the globe predict the emergence and spread of infectious diseases as the result of climate change. Some of these diseases are new; others are not but they’re showing up in new places creating a new threat...
Posted on: February 23, 2015 6:22 PM
Tidbits of BSE Research: Is There a Blood Test for That?
With the latest case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) garnering all kinds of media attention, I thought it might be interesting to turn our attention to some promising research into the disease. BSE is a rare, fatal, neurodegenerative disease...
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