Strangles Research Contributes to Human “Strep Throat” Breakthrough

Posted 11 months ago

A new research technique developed by the AHT to investigate the devastating disease Strangles (Strep equi) in horses has helped scientists in human medicine take a leap forward in understanding the bacteria that causes many of us to become hoarse ourselves. The research has been carried out in partnership with the Houston Methodist Research Institute and has identified new genes linked to how Streptococcus pyogenes, the infection responsible for a sore throat, survives in saliva from people.

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