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Scientists at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Public Health recently found that high flow rate samplers — which assess a greater quantity of air at one time than low flow rate samplers — may be better for detecting infectious virus and viral RNA in the air in animal agricultural settings. Meanwhile, they saw that low flow rate samplers more accurately measured airborne virus concentrations.

Pyoderma, atopic dermatitis, and seborrhea are relatively common, troublesome skin conditions in dogs. These disorders cause a cadre of problems such as itching, hair loss, secondary bacterial or fungal infections, and behavioral problems due to psychological stress as a result of chronic discomfort.

As COVID-19 spread across the world, doctors and researchers alike noted a variety of symptoms associated with sick patients. Experts are beginning to consider that a portion of these varying symptoms, as well as the likelihood of contracting the disease and morbidity rates, could be attributed to differences between individuals’ biologically assigned sex and race. A research team led by Manci Li, PhD candidate, recently published a perspective review looking at host response to coronavirus infection based on the host’s genome.

Zika virus (ZIKV) is unique among viruses in its family in that it can be sexually transmitted between humans without the need for a mosquito host. However, the impact of these direct human-to-human transmission chains on the ability to alter the evolution of ZIKV remains poorly understood. A team of researchers led by Matthew T.

In a recent study, scientists found a correlation between limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) and a mutation in the sarcoglycan A subunit gene (SGCA) in miniature dachshunds. Muscular dystrophies (MD) are hereditary degenerative diseases. Scientists know that mutations in the dystrophin gene (DMD) in humans result in either the milder Becker type MD, or the more severe Duchenne type MD.

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