Through the process of natural selection, the components of mammalian breastmilk have been shaped over the course of millions of years. For each species of mammal, breastmilk provides not only the nutrients that neonates and infants require for proper growth and development outside of the womb, but also a host of components that protect the […]
In our last post, we discussed results from a re-analysis of the Global Enteric Multicenter Study (GEMS), which found that the key pathogens responsible for nearly 80% of worldwide cases of pediatric diarrhea are Shigella spp, rotavirus, adenovirus 40/41, heat-stable enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC), Cryptosporidium spp, and Campylobacter spp. Previously, we also discussed a study, […]
Worldwide, diarrheal diseases are the second leading cause of death in children younger than 5 years of age, killing approximately half a million children every year. The causes of diarrhea are multifold, and public health efforts to address this challenge require reliable, consistent estimates of pathogen burden. The Global Enteric Multicenter Study (GEMS) was a […]
In 2013, US Customs officers discovered something suspicious—packets of rice seeds—in baggage belonging to Chinese travelers heading home after a visit to the U.S. It turns out that the travelers were employees of a Chinese crop-research institute, and had been handed the seeds in an act of attempted industrial espionage. Ventria Bioscience CEO Scott Deeter […]
As you’ll learn if you spend enough time reading our blog and our website, Ventria Bioscience has a couple of different thrusts with regard to the use of our ExpressTec technology. On the one hand, ExpressTec is a platform technology—in other words, it’s a powerful and valuable tool for producing high yields of high-quality, highly […]
As we said in our opening post, our intention for this blog is to share news and analysis related to plant-based recombinant expression systems and how our work at Ventria Bioscience fits into the broader context of global public health. To kick things off, we’re going to take a look back at a recent journal […]
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