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Concordia University professor of biology Adrian Tsang has received $6M from Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) to research alternatives to antibiotics in livestock feed. The three-year funding will support Tsang’s research on stabilizing lysozyme formulations, which can reduce disease transmission as well as antibiotics can. Research will focus on increasing lysozyme resistance to heat and environmental conditions so that they can effectively be added to animal feed. “Decreasing antibiotic use in animal production may reduce the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria,” said Tsang. “This could also reduce the risk of transmitting diseases from animals to humans.”

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