Episode 50: IBAHCM’s March Highlights

What do rotting seals, cow pathogens and rabid Tanzanian dogs have in common? Well, they are all topics of recent research papers published by Institute staff and students.

Every month our fantastic researchers publish papers, are awarded grants and create new initiatives. To celebrate this, in this episode of Naturally Speaking we are trying something new: an IBAHCM month in review! In this first of a new series, NS editors Taya Forde, Stephen Larcombe, Laurie Baker and James Burgon look at some of the recent research papers to come out of the Institute, and share a few of their favourite moments from the month of March.

As this is new, we would love your feedback. Like the idea? What to see more or less of anything? Let us know and help us develop the series. We are also looking for a name to give it. Have any ideas?*

*You will receive full boasting rights if we use your idea, but that is all.

Papers discussed

1. Quaggiotto, M.-M., Burke, L.R., McCafferty, D.J., and Bailey, D.M. (2016) First investigations of the consumption of seal carcasses by terrestrial and marine scavengers. Glasgow Naturalist, 26(3), pp. 33-52

2. Kinnaird, J. H., Singh, M., Gillan, V., Weir, W., Calder, E. D.D., Hostettler, I., Tatu, U., Devaney, E. and Shiels, B. (2017) Characterisation of HSP90 isoforms in transformed bovine leukocytes infected with Theileria annulata. Cellular Microbiology, 19(3), e12669. (doi:10.1111/cmi.12669; PMID:27649068)

3. Sambo M, Johnson P, Hotopp K, Changalucha J, Cleaveland S, Kazwala R, Lembo T, Lugelo A, Lushasi K, Maziku M, Mbunda E, Mtema Z, Sikana L, Townsend S and Hampson K. (2017) Comparing Methods of Assessing Dog Rabies Vaccination Coverage in Rural and Urban Communities in Tanzania. Front. Vet. Sci. 4:33. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2017.00033

4. Crispell, Joseph, Ruth N. Zadoks, Simon R. Harris, Brent Paterson, Desmond M. Collins, Geoffrey W. de-Lisle, Paul Livingstone, Mark A. Neill , Roman Biek, Samantha J. Lycett, Rowland R. Kao and Marian Price-Carter. (2017) Using whole genome sequencing to investigate transmission in a multi-host system: bovine tuberculosis in New Zealand. BMC Genomics. 18:180. DOI: 10.1186/s12864-017-3569-x

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