disease http://kbia.org en Biomedical researcher Robert Gallo sparks excitement for some MU faculty http://kbia.org/post/biomedical-researcher-robert-gallo-sparks-excitement-some-mu-faculty <p>Dr. Robert Gallo is the biomedical researcher who unearthed HIV as the cause of AIDS and was the first to identify a human retrovirus known to cause human cancer. Gallo’s discoveries don’t just stop there; his current research includes finding a prevention for the disease despite the challenges.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:31:08 +0000 Sara Pang 51489 at http://kbia.org Biomedical researcher Robert Gallo sparks excitement for some MU faculty Why Is The Saint Louis Zoo Tackling Camel Diseases In Kenya? http://kbia.org/post/why-saint-louis-zoo-tackling-camel-diseases-kenya Camels are known for their ability to travel long distances across the desert without water.<p>But they’re also becoming an increasingly important source of milk for people in drought-prone regions. That includes East African countries like Kenya, where camel numbers have skyrocketed over the past few decades.<p>But introducing camels — or any species — to a new region, could mean bringing in new diseases.<p>The St. Fri, 10 May 2013 14:13:32 +0000 editor 33507 at http://kbia.org Why Is The Saint Louis Zoo Tackling Camel Diseases In Kenya? Limited progress on animal lab site in Kansas http://kbia.org/post/limited-progress-animal-lab-site-kansas <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em;">In Manhattan, </span>Kan<span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em;">., the site of National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility is still just a huge hole in the ground nearly a year after the initial ground-breaking.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 22:50:05 +0000 Laura Ziegler 27450 at http://kbia.org Limited progress on animal lab site in Kansas Fly borne disease affects Missouri deer population http://kbia.org/post/fly-borne-disease-affects-missouri-deer-population <p>On this week's show, we'll hear about how the drought is affecting Missouri's deer population, and hear a profile from the Harvest Public Media series <a href="http://www.harvestpublicmedia.org/myfarmroots">My Farm Roots</a>.</p><p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:50:43 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 21745 at http://kbia.org Fly borne disease affects Missouri deer population New 'Heartland Virus' is discovered in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/new-heartland-virus-discovered-missouri <p>A new viral disease has been found in Missouri. That’s according to a report out of the current issue of the <a href="http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1203378#t=article">New England Journal of Medicine</a>. The virus, named the Heartland virus, was first observed in two northwest Missouri farmers. Scott Folk is the Director of Infectious Diseases at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, and is a co-author on the study. He first diagnosed the two farmers with a bacterial disease called erlichiosis, which symptoms include fever, muscle fatigue, headache and nausea.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 23:07:45 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 20338 at http://kbia.org New 'Heartland Virus' is discovered in Missouri