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Purple Grackle by Dah Professor, via Flickr

Purple Grackle by Dah Professor, via Flickr

Harvard and Yale researchers called Tuesday for an end to animal research into bird flu, worrying that the virus could escape and trigger a global epidemic.  Marc Lipsitch, a professor of epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, said he doesn't think the rewards of creating a novel strain of avian flu in ferrets – as a few labs around the world do – justify the risk that the virus might escape and wreak havoc.

Bird flu experiments pose threat, researchers warn

Harvard and Yale researchers called Tuesday for an end to animal research into bird flu, worrying that the virus could escape and trigger a global epidemic. Marc Lipsitch, a professor of epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, said he doesn't think the rewards of creating a novel strain of avian flu in ferrets – as a few labs around the world do – justify the risk that the virus might escape and wreak havoc.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture granted $1.6 million to Bhanu Telugu, an animal and avian sciences professor, to study pigs’ resistance to the flu.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture granted $1.6 million to Bhanu Telugu, an animal and avian sciences professor, to study pigs’ resistance to the flu.

Interview #CEUin3 with H.L Shivaprasad, Avian Pathologist and Professor ...

Interview #CEUin3 with H.L Shivaprasad, Avian Pathologist and Professor ...

CTV News  Featured The Story Behind YTE In 1929, a Canadian Doctor named Dr. John R. Davidson, former associate professor of medicine at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, discovered the extract derived from the Fertilized  Avian Eggs at a critical stage of incubation. He used this extract to restore terminally ill cancer patients back to perfect health.

CTV News Featured The Story Behind YTE In 1929, a Canadian Doctor named Dr. John R. Davidson, former associate professor of medicine at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, discovered the extract derived from the Fertilized Avian Eggs at a critical stage of incubation. He used this extract to restore terminally ill cancer patients back to perfect health.

Mapping the "Big Bang" of Bird Evolution. Duke researchers led by associate professor of neurobiology Erich Jarvis, left, did most of the DNA extraction from bird tissue samples used in the Avian Phylogenomics Consortium. (l-r: Carole Parent, Nisarg Dabhi, Jason Howard). Courtesy of Les Todd, Duke University

Mapping the "Big Bang" of Bird Evolution. Duke researchers led by associate professor of neurobiology Erich Jarvis, left, did most of the DNA extraction from bird tissue samples used in the Avian Phylogenomics Consortium. (l-r: Carole Parent, Nisarg Dabhi, Jason Howard). Courtesy of Les Todd, Duke University

A general health focussed TED talk by Dean Ornish is a clinical professor at UCSF and founder of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute. Not related to brain injury per se, but interesting food for thought when considering overall health. How much can exercise and diet impact your current health?

A general health focussed TED talk by Dean Ornish is a clinical professor at UCSF and founder of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute. Not related to brain injury per se, but interesting food for thought when considering overall health. How much can exercise and diet impact your current health?

Associate Professor Departments of Animal and Avian Sciences University of Maryland United States

Associate Professor Departments of Animal and Avian Sciences University of Maryland United States

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