Lambs Helping Human Infants

Lambs Helping Human Infants

Have you ever heard of respiratory syncytial virus? Most people have not and if you’ve contracted it as an adult, you have likely felt mild cold like symptoms. Newborn babies however have a much more severe reaction to the virus, especially preemies, that results in 160,000 newborn lives claimed each year.  Researchers are using lambs as the next logical step after rodents to […]

Epstein-Barr virus playing hide and seek

Epstein-Barr virus playing hide and seek

EBV or Epstein-Barr virus is an extremely common virus that 95% of adults have without knowing it.  Once you have EBV, it results in a lifelong infection that has little to no symptoms.  Most contract EBV as infants  and have very little, if any  illness, but if a person catches EBV as an adolescent, 50% of […]