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New screening tool developed by Iowa State University researchers can speed detection of bovine tuberculosis

A new screening tool developed by researchers at Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture can dramatically reduce the time to detect strains of bacteria that cause a serious livestock disease and that impact the health of millions of people worldwide.

Research looks to prevent human exposure to water-borne pathogens

Michelle Soupir, assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, is currently working on two research projects dealing with the fate and transport of bacteria from livestock systems. Her first project, funded by the National Pork Board and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, looks at understanding the occurrence and movement of antibiotics, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and …Continue reading “Research looks to prevent human exposure to water-borne pathogens”