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Utah based company developing a test to detect Zika Virus

BOUNTIFUL, Utah – A Utah based company is taking what they hope will be a big step towards detecting the Zika virus.

Fears of the Zika virus spreading beyond 29 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are growing, and now a handful of cases have popped up in the U.S. 262 more words


Zika Virus: The New Kid on the Block

By: Jillian Carmichael, 4th year student in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program

Move over Ebola. There’s a new virus in town.

If you’ve been paying attention to the news in the past few weeks, you may have heard about the Zika virus outbreak that’s currently sweeping through the Americas. 1,508 more words

Biomedical Sciences

NewLink Genetics working on Zika virus vaccine

NewLink Genetics Corp. announced this week that the company has initiated a project to develop new treatment options for the Zika virus. NewLink Genetics’ Infectious Disease Division, which is based in Devens, Mass., has evaluated various approaches for the prevention of infection with the Zika virus, the Ames-based company said in a press release. 75 more words

Biotech & Agriculture

Zika virus unlikely to appear in Saskatchewan

The Zika virus has reached epidemic levels in Brazil and cases have been reported in Mexico. But is it possible it could spread to Saskatchewan like West Nile virus did in 2002? 525 more words

Local News

Corvid appeal

There were once crows in this place. They would caw across the hollow, scolding at outdoor cats and other predators. Their young would burr in the tallest, most remote hardwoods, then become silent if anyone or anything other than their parent came close. 464 more words

The Quarry Farm


Don’t try this at home. Suspended upside down, this cliff swallow latches onto its superbly engineered nest before entering the small opening by doing a pull-up with its legs! 187 more words