pigs

Pigs with a 'thinner' body created by Chinese scientists

Pigs with a 'thinner' body created by Chinese scientists

Using the gene-editing technology CRISPR, these pigs have 24 percent less body fat than normal pigs.

Oct 26, 2017, 09:04 AM IST

Swine flu kills pigs in Manipur border town

An outbreak of swine flu in Moreh, a town along the Manipur-Myanmar border, has killed several pigs.

Sep 07, 2016, 21:12 PM IST
Believe it or not, now pigs to predict Britain's EU referendum vote

Believe it or not, now pigs to predict Britain's EU referendum vote

According to a media report, the pigs of Pennywell Farm in Devon had successfully predicted the outcome of Britain's national election last year.

Jun 17, 2016, 11:26 AM IST

Scientists grow human organs inside pigs to tackle organ shortage!

The embryos are being allowed to mature for 28 days in the sows before terminating the pregnancies for analysis.

Jun 06, 2016, 12:21 PM IST
Robot surgeon stitches tissue without help from human doctors – Watch!

Robot surgeon stitches tissue without help from human doctors – Watch!

The Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR) can perform complex surgery as well, and in some cases better than human surgeons.

May 05, 2016, 11:39 AM IST

Gene editing technique may help in pig-to-human organ transplant

The CRISPR-Cas9 technique is a powerful method for editing genes, and it could help make pig organs safe to use in humans.

Oct 14, 2015, 13:02 PM IST

Scare for Pranab jet as pigs invade runway; govt seeks report

In a serious safety breach, Nagpur airport runway was intruded by a drove of pigs when President Pranab Mukherjee's jumbo Boeing 737 was taxiing towards the runway after landing on Monday, prompting the Civil Aviation Ministry to seek a report.

Sep 15, 2015, 22:14 PM IST

Japanese scientists try to grow human organs in pigs

Professor Hiromitsu Nakauchi will conduct a series of experiments in August to develop human organs in pigs, the cells of which can be used for human transplants, Nikkei Asian Review reported on Thursday.

Jul 02, 2015, 20:41 PM IST
Pigs as smart as chimps!

Pigs as smart as chimps!

 Scientists have found that pigs have excellent long-term memory and can solve problems just as good as chimpanzees.

Jun 15, 2015, 15:23 PM IST

Exclusive: Pigs spotted playing with aborted female foetus in Gurgaon

Horrific: Pigs were spotted playing with an aborted female foetus in Gurgaon, Haryana.

Mar 02, 2015, 17:25 PM IST

Roast pigs and mudbaths mark colourful Philippine festivals

Roast pigs decked out as superheroes and mud-coated farmers paraded in separate Philippine villages Tuesday in two of the mainly Catholic nation`s most colourful religious festivals.

Jun 24, 2014, 18:17 PM IST

Study reveals how cattle evolved to have 2 toes

A new study has revealed that during evolutionary diversification of vertebrate limbs, the number of toes in even-toed ungulates such as cattle and pigs was reduced and transformed into paired hooves.

Jun 19, 2014, 18:41 PM IST

Skin grafts from genetically modified pigs may help treat seriously burned patients

A specially-bred strain of miniature swine lacking the molecule responsible for the rapid rejection of pig-to-primate organ transplants may provide a new source of skin grafts to treat seriously burned patients.

May 28, 2014, 18:00 PM IST

Animals may become human organ donors: Researchers

Advances in transplant technology could allow for the use of animal organs in humans some day, researchers say.

Apr 29, 2014, 15:37 PM IST

Over 130 dead pigs dumped in China`s river

At least 131 dead pigs have been dumped into a major river in China`s eastern Jiangxi Province which provides drinking water to the provincial capital, causing concern among the local residents.

Mar 19, 2014, 11:12 AM IST

Scientists create glow-in-the-dark pigs

Scientists in China have used jellyfish DNA to create glow-in-the-dark piglets that emit a fluorescent green light.

Dec 29, 2013, 14:21 PM IST

Italian mafia boss fed alive to pigs by rival clan

Francesco Raccosta, a mafia boss in Italy, was beaten with iron rods by a rival clan and later thrown at sly for pigs to eat him alive.

Nov 30, 2013, 14:08 PM IST

European hunter-gatherers reared pigs even in 4600BC

A new research suggests that European hunter-gatherers acquired domesticated pigs from nearby farmers as early as 4600BC.

Aug 28, 2013, 11:57 AM IST

Oink Oink! No five-star morsels for Goa pigs

Pigs reared in Goa will no longer get to eat the choicest leftovers from five-star hotels.

Aug 08, 2013, 12:18 PM IST

Flu strains circulating in pigs and birds show pandemic potential

A new study from MIT led by an Indian origin scientist has identified influenza viruses circulating in pigs and birds that could pose a risk to humans.

May 11, 2013, 11:39 AM IST