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Climate change could have caused the COVID-19 outbreak

New research suggests that climate change could have driven the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 by forcing bats to migrate to new climates.
vaccine for sea lice

New oral vaccine for sea lice to prevent parasites in Atlantic salmon

A team of experts is developing a vaccine for sea lice, helping the industry to tackle one of the biggest threats to Atlantic salmon.
Galápagos ecosystem

Scientists discover how the Galápagos ecosystem thrives

New research has revealed how, despite its rocky terrain, volcanic outcrop, limited rainfall and sparse vegetation, the Galápagos is able to sustain its unique ecosystem
bovine respiratory diseases

‘One Health’ approach to nasal bacteria could lead to new treatments for bovine respiratory...

New research has studied three bacterial species in the noses of young cattle, which could lead to bovine respiratory diseases.
Giant Asian honeybees

Air pollution has a detrimental effect to the health of Giant Asian honeybees

Researchers have analysed the effects of pollution on one of India’s most important pollinators, the Giant Asian honeybee.
Reducing the spread of multidrug-resistant bacteria

Reducing the spread of multidrug-resistant bacteria

The University of Jaén analyse the evolution of antibiotic resistance and the challenges posed by multidrug-resistant bacteria.
Antimicrobial resistance in aquaculture

Antimicrobial resistance in aquaculture could become an urgent crisis by 2030

According to Daniel Schar of the Free University of Brussels, Belgium, antimicrobial resistance in aquaculture is a growing cause for concern.
effects of nanoplastics on human health

Scientists examine the effects of nanoplastics on human health

A study has outlined the effects of nanoplastics on human health, indicating that these paticulates can alter our intestinal microbiome.
Whole genome sequencing

Whole genome sequencing of herring to minimise overfishing

A team of scientists has characterised 53 herring populations from the Atlantic Ocean and the Baltic Sea using whole genome sequencing.
transmission of parasites

New study reveals new insight into the transmission of parasites in wild and farmed...

A large research consortium dedicated to studying the transmission of parasites in wild and farmed fish has published its latest results from the Canary...
Biodiversity cold spots could be the ideal environment for rapid diversification

Biodiversity cold spots could be the ideal environment for rapid diversification

Researchers have identified biodiversity cold spots as the ideal environment for rapid diversification, contradicting previous studies.
responsible aquaculture

Meeting global nutrition needs through responsible aquaculture

Aquaculture has a huge role to play in feeding the ever-increasing global population and technology is key to improving productivity while maintaining high welfare...
rumen microbiome

The role of the rumen microbiome in the digestion of dairy cows

Professors Andres M Gomez, Marshall D Stern, and Isaac Salfer outline the relationship between the rumen microbiome and nutrient digestion in dairy cows.
habitat loss

Predicting habitat loss in 2100

A study by the University of Cambridge, UK, used hundreds of years of data to determine the scale of habitat loss in 2100. In a...
European biodiversity

European biodiversity: 81% of protected habitat in poor condition

The European Commission has published its latest assessment of European biodiversity and a comprehensive overview of the most vulnerable habitats protected under EU law. Intensive...
Livestock health

Livestock health and its relationship with contagious diseases

Professor Andy Peters, programme director of the University of Edinburgh’s Supporting Evidence Based Interventions (SEBI) project, discusses livestock health and its relationship with contagious...
biodiversity in birds

Innovators train AI models to help measure biodiversity in birds

An innovative team of researchers have successfully used Artificial Intelligence (AI) to further their understanding of biodiversity in birds, by training computers to recognise...
parasite in livestock

Tannins from forest biomass to reduce the burden of parasite in livestock

Professor Frédéric Pichelin from the Institute for Materials and Wood Technology at Bern University of Applied Sciences explains why tannins from forest biomass represent...
gene banks

IMAGE: providing access to data from Europe’s animal gene banks

Discover the portal that integrates and presents data from gene banks with genomics data and geographical information systems data. One of the key challenges facing...
animal welfare

Animal welfare and ethical responsibility in farming

The Animal Welfare Institute is dedicated to reducing animal suffering caused by people and seeks better treatment of animals everywhere. Nine billion land animals are...

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