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2017

News stories from 2017: brachycephalic dogs, agricultural yields, antimicrobial resistance and HIV vaccine development
 No simple way of predicting breathing difficulties in pugs, French bulldogs and bulldogs from external features

No simple way of predicting breathing difficulties in pugs, French bulldogs and bulldogs from external features

As many as a half of all short-nosed dogs such as pugs, French bulldogs and bulldogs experience breathing difficulties related to their facial structure. However, research published by the University of Cambridge suggests that there is no way to accurately predict from visible features whether an apparently healthy pug or French bulldog will go on to develop breathing difficulties.

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Massive projected increase in use of antimicrobials in animals could lead to widespread antimicrobial resistance in humans

Massive projected increase in use of antimicrobials in animals could lead to widespread antimicrobial resistance in humans

The amount of antimicrobials given to animals destined for human consumption is expected to rise by a staggering 52% and reach 200,000 tonnes by 2030 unless policies are implemented to limit their use, according to new research.

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Study clears important hurdle towards developing an HIV vaccine

Study clears important hurdle towards developing an HIV vaccine

An international team of researchers has demonstrated a way of overcoming one of the major stumbling blocks that has prevented the development of a vaccine against HIV: the ability to generate immune cells that stay in circulation long enough to respond to and stop virus infection.

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