Novel new research into animal parasites

A new AgResearch science project, believed to be the first of its kind in the world, will investigate the potential of tricking animal parasite larvae to shed their protective shell (a process called ‘exsheathing’) on pasture so they die rather than being ingested by animals. This work is possible with the announcement of two year, […]

Pluripotent stem cells

Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) are the unicellular equivalent to whole animals, capable of giving rise to all adult cell types, including the gametes. PSCs are either derived from preimplantation embryos (ePSCs, also called embryonic stem cells; ESCs) or from delivering pluripotency-inducing genes into somatic cells (induced pluripotent stem cells or iPSCs). The generation of naïve […]