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Pigs Useful in Obesity and Immune Research

HHumans and pigs are biologically similar enough for research that the latter help make medical breakthroughs to help the former.

But a new project at Maryland’s Agricultural Research Services is looking at pigs in a way aimed at promoting both human and animal health.

The work is being done by nutritionist Harry Dawson and microbiologist Gloria Solano-Aguilar, who are studying the effect of nutrition on immune and inflammatory responses at the ARS’s Beltzville Human Nutrition Research Center.

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