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May 1, 2019

VBS professors Peter Larsen and Pamela Skinner discussed a novel means for the early detection of chronic wasting disease with Congresswoman Betty McCollum and Director of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Jim Reilly.

April 24, 2019

Dr. Matthew Aliota discusses the history of Zika virus and how the virus has mutated to develop greater risk factors that can affect pregnant women.

April 24, 2019

A paucity of SIV-specific CD8+ T cells in lymphoid follicles and complete absence within most follicular germinal centers during early infection may set the stage for the establishment of persistent chronic infection.

March 18, 2019

Lawsonia intracellularis is among the most important enteric pathogens of swine and has been shown to be a risk factor for increased shedding by pigs of another enteropathogen, Salmonella enterica

March 15, 2019
Human neutrophil antigens (HNAs) that expressed on human white blood cells play an important role in immune function. In the journal Transfusion, genetic variation in one of these important HNAs is reported. The mutated HNA may not be expressed normally, leading to a high incidence of neutrophil disorders and blood transfusion-related lung injury. 

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