University of Liverpool Awarded £5 M to Control Campylobacter Infection
News Jan 27, 2014
Professors Sarah O'Brien, Malcolm Bennett, Tom Humphrey and Craig Winstanley - in conjunction with the Health Protection Agency and academic partners from across the UK - have received a prestigious award from the joint Research Council Initiative on the Environmental and Social Ecology of Human Infectious Diseases (ESEI) to investigate the causes and sources of the seasonality ofCampylobacter infection in people and animals.
Professor Tom Humphrey, Dr Paul Wigley and Dr Nicola Williams are also working on a new project which focuses on control mechanisms to reduce Campylobacter infection in farmed broiler chickens. Funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Food Standards Agency (FSA), and major poultry producers and retailers, the study will examine how the welfare of chickens can impact on their susceptibility to infection and allow more effective control measure to be put in place.
Fiber-Rich Diet Fights Off Obesity by Altering MicrobiotaNews
Changes to the bacteria that live in our guts that occur when we eat a fiber rich diet can help beat obesity.READ MORE
Hardiness of Wild Rice Could Assist Commercial Rice GrowersNews
Wild rice growing in northern Australia’s crocodile-infested waters could help boost global food security, say researchers who have mapped its genetic family tree. Valuable traits from the wild rice – such as drought tolerance and pest and disease resistance – can be bred into commercial rice strains.READ MORE
Vaccines Are Not Protecting Farmed Fish From DiseaseNews
The vaccines used by commercial fish farmers are not protecting fish from disease, according to a new study. It showed vaccinated fish tend to show more symptoms when contracting diseases, with the health impacts and ultimately deaths occurring as if they’d never received a vaccine.READ MORE