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Scientists report breakthrough in swine immunology research

By Jane Byrne

Scientists from four UK institutions have developed tools that they say provide new insights into pig immunity that could help develop more effective vaccines in the fight against infections like the influenza virus in swine.

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US company Ginkgo Bioworks talks feed innovation

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Mycotoxin mitigation, antibiotic reduction and improved feed crop production are some potential areas of interest for the biotech company as it considers work with companies in the agricultural sector.

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Nutreco takes stake in Indian smart shrimp feeding start-up

By Jane Byrne

Dutch feed group, Nutreco, has taken a 25% share in Eruvaka, an India-based Internet of Things (IoT) company that develops connected devices and mobile-based decision tools aimed at helping shrimp farmers increase productivity.

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Spotlight on Irish research group’s animal gut microbial work

By Jane Byrne

Alltech says its European Bioscience Centre, located in Ireland, has been nominated for a US-Ireland Research Innovation Award in relation to its work on how reduced diversity among intestinal gut microbes can affect animal health and can lead to the...