University of Georgia gets $1.6M boost for Newcastle virus research

05/27/2011 | American City Business Journals

University of Georgia researchers will collaborate with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop a method of producing Newcastle virus-resistant chickens, using $1.6 million in funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The project involves the evaluation of a process known as cellular adaptive resistance, which makes use of stem cells to breed disease-resistant animals.

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