“Wildling” mice could help translate results in animal models to results in humans

Washington, DC - Researchers at the National Institutes of Health developed a new mouse model that could improve the translation of research in mice into advances in human health. The mouse model, which the scientists called “wildling,” acquired the microbes and pathogens of wild mice, while maintaining the laboratory mice’s genetics that make them more useful for research. In two preclinical studies, wildlings mirrored human immune responses, where lab mice failed to do so. Led by scientists at the NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the study published online in Science.

The fish that didn’t get away

Edina, Minnesota - A pair of boys will have a spectacular fish story to tell their classmates when they return to school. And, says the Association of Mature American Citizens, they’ll have the video to prove that they indeed did catch a more than six-foot long sturgeon. 

Vanuatu National Day

Washington, DC - Michael R. Pompeo: "On behalf of the United States of America, I extend my heartiest congratulations to the people of Vanuatu in celebration of your National Day on July 30.

Premium Foods USA, Inc., Recalls Siluriformes Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection

Washington, DC - Premium Foods USA, Inc., a Woodside, N.Y. establishment and importer of record, is recalling approximately 76,025 pounds of various Siluriformes fish products that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Additionally, the products were imported from Bangladesh and Myanmar, countries ineligible to export Siluriformes fish product to the United States. 

Garlic on broccoli – study suggests that unfamiliar scents can disrupt invasive pests

Sacramento, California - Agricultural insect pests seek out familiar scents to find their plant hosts. However, they can also be repelled by odors from other plant species.

USS Truman Changes Command

Atlantic Ocean - The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) held a change of command ceremony on the flag bridge while conducting a composite training unit exercise, July 24.