Scientists Race to Build Vaccine for African Swine Fever
Scientists Race to Build Vaccine for African Swine Fever
The devastating outbreak of the disease that has led to millions of pig deaths in East Asia has intensified efforts to develop a vaccine quickly, but the virus presents several challenges that are yet to be overcome.
Scientists Race to Build Vaccine for African Swine Fever
Scientists Race to Build Vaccine for African Swine Fever

The devastating outbreak of the disease that has led to millions of pig deaths in East Asia has intensified efforts to develop a vaccine quickly, but the virus presents several challenges that are yet to be overcome.

The devastating outbreak of the disease that has led to millions of pig deaths in East Asia has intensified efforts to develop a vaccine quickly, but the virus presents several challenges that are yet to be overcome.

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Circulation and Cell Function Revived in Dead Pigs’ Brains
Circulation and Cell Function Revived in Dead Pigs’ Brains
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 17, 2019
Researchers develop a system to deliver synthetic blood to isolated brains hours after death.
Pig Hearts Provide Long-Term Cardiac Function in Baboons
Pig Hearts Provide Long-Term Cardiac Function in Baboons
Ruth Williams | Dec 5, 2018
Primates receiving heart transplants from genetically engineered pigs have survived more than six months, a new study reveals.
Deadly Swine Disease Spreads Among Pigs in China
Deadly Swine Disease Spreads Among Pigs in China
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 25, 2018
Tens of thousands of hogs are being slaughtered to stop its spread.
Lab-Grown Lungs Transplanted into Pigs
Lab-Grown Lungs Transplanted into Pigs
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 3, 2018
The lungs survived with no complications in the animals for up to two months.
The Superpowers of Genetically Modified Pigs
The Superpowers of Genetically Modified Pigs
Kerry Grens | Aug 1, 2018
Scientists have engineered swine that pollute less, fend off disease, and produce more meat, but you won’t find them outside experimental farms . . . yet.
Researchers Succeed in Keeping Disembodied Pig Brains Alive
Researchers Succeed in Keeping Disembodied Pig Brains Alive
Catherine Offord | May 1, 2018
The organs showed neural activity for up to 36 hours, adding fuel to discussions about the ethics of future neuroscientific research.
Bats Identified as Source of Pig-Killing Coronavirus in China
Bats Identified as Source of Pig-Killing Coronavirus in China
Jim Daley | Apr 4, 2018
The virus caused an outbreak that began in Guangdong Province and left nearly 25,000 piglets dead. 
Image of the Day: Eye of Pig
Image of the Day: Eye of Pig
The Scientist Staff | Sep 6, 2017
This 10-centimeter-wide pig eye replica includes even the most intricate of blood vessels, some no wider than 30 micrometers.
Jumping Genes Inactivated with CRISPR in Pigs
Jumping Genes Inactivated with CRISPR in Pigs
Shawna Williams | Aug 10, 2017
The study could pave the way for transplanting porcine organs to humans without the risk of reigniting endogenous retroviruses.