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June 2016 News  

Better Bread: How researchers use genomics to predict bread quality
Techniques also accelerate development of new wheat varieties

Study challenges traditional food safety assessment method
K-State's Institute of Computational Comparative Medicine challenges conventional thought

Zika virus research at Biosecurity Research Institute aims to control, fight mosquitoes
Kansas State University is helping the fight against Zika virus

Water Technology farms being implemented in response to vision
K-State and the Kansas Water Office are working witih agricultural producers to test irrigation equipment

Security experts call for cooperation to reduce biological threats
U.K. and U.S. groups says vets, international agencies can help improve international security

A 'Fitbit' for plants? Researchers create low-cost, portable platform to gauge plant health
Phenocart measures plant's vital signs like growth rate and color

College of Vet Med researchers examine microbiome associations related to disease expression in swine
Study finds that weight gain in piglets depends on diversity of microbiomes

Kansas net farm income plummets, weighed down by falling grain and livestock prices
Nominal net farm income at the lowest average level since 1985

Universities call for increased federal investment in agricultural research
Kansas State University is among 12 public, private schools in coalition

Disease that threatens Kansas wheat crop is subject of genetic study
Two-year, $150,000 fellowship to focus on barley yellow dwarf viruses

A common enemy: Through clinical trials, veterinarian fights cancer in animals, humans
Raelene Wouda's passion for improving cancer treatment starts with our four-legged friends

Professor helps author influential National Academies report on genetic engineering
A new gene drive technology may hold the key to stopping malaria or creating pest-resistant crops

Celebrating its first anniversary, College of Veterinary Medicine's Mobile Surgery Unit on the roll and saving pets' lives
In just a year, unit has performed thousands of surgeries helped a dozen animal shelters save on veterinarian care costs

Kansas State Polytechnic expands unmanned commercial flight training program with North Dakota's SkySkopes as first national client
University to provide flight training for noted company's pilots

Kansas State University advances research and education outreach to address fatigued cattle syndrome
Prevention program featured educational modules, training videos and handouts to assist feedlots

New food label changes aim to better inform consumers
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration enacted changes to highlight calories per serving and amount of sugar added

Center of Excellence For Emerging Zoonotic and Animal Diseases researchers advance MERS testing efforts
Researchers are helping to fight cases of respiratory ailment in camels

Veterinary researchers patent methods for detecting, treating a bacterial infection
Their work would allow infections to be treated without the use of antibiotics