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Manchester physicists pioneer new super-thin technology
This story announces that physicists at The University of Manchester and The Max-Planck Institute in Germany have created a new kind of a membrane that is only one atom thick -describing it as "a gauze of carbon atoms resembling chicken wire".
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- White House Meeting Elicits Pledges to Reduce Antibiotic Use
The forum, attended by representatives of hospitals, food producers, professional medical societies and restaurant chains, highlighted the problem of antibiotic resistance.
- Foster Farms to Eliminate Human Antibiotics in Poultry
The giant poultry producer is following a growing consumer demand for antibiotic-free meat.
- Walmart Pushes for Improved Animal Welfare
The retailing behemoth said it will ask its meat, seafood, poultry, deli and egg suppliers to voluntarily adopt standards to improve the health and comfort of livestock.
- Egg Farms Hit Hard as Bird Flu Affects Millions of Hens
Avian flu viruses have affected over 33 million turkeys, chickens and ducks in the United States, with Iowa?s farmers particularly hard hit.
- Avian Flu Virus Confirmed in Nebraska
The avian flu virus was confirmed for the first time in Nebraska, at an egg-laying farm housing 1.7 million chickens, the Agriculture Department said.
- Lethal Strain of Avian Flu Makes Its Way East to Indiana
A strain of the avian flu that had recently been found only in the Western United States has been confirmed in a backyard poultry flock in Indiana, the Agriculture Department said on Monday.
- A Flu Epidemic That Threatens Birds, Not Humans
An avian virus related to one that has killed 440 people in Asia is cutting through the Midwest. But experts say the risk to humans is low.
- Iowa Declares Emergency as Bird Flu Spreads
Nearly 17 million chickens and turkeys in the state are dead, dying or scheduled to be killed because of the disease.
- Avian Flu Infections Are Found at Five More Iowa Poultry Farms
If the bird flu virus is confirmed at all five farms, the number of sites where H5 has been found in Iowa during this outbreak would rise to 17.
- Tyson to End Use of Human Antibiotics in Its Chickens by 2017
The announcement by the meat producer, one of the country’s largest, comes as regulators grow increasingly concerned about antibiotics use in animal husbandry.
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