A Mysterious Company Claims to Sell Sneeze-Filled Tissues for $80. Is It Real?
The package appeared one day, unbidden, on the desk of a TIME writer. Inside was a slick white box that housed a petri dish sealed with gold tape. In the dish was a crumpled tissue—and inside the tissue were, allegedly, the germs of a sick person who had sneezed into it. Vaev Tissue, the only product of a new startup based in Los Angeles, costs $79.99, according to the company’s website. Its sole purpose is to give the user a cold virus. “We believe using a tissue that carries a human sneeze is safer than needles or pills,” read the note that came with the product, written by the founder of the comp...
Source: TIME: Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Kazan University to provide gene technology medications for snow leopards
(Kazan Federal University) Tatarstan was chosen as the place for a new snow leopard nursery, so Kazan University and Kazan Zoo agreed to study the animal's genome and to present new veterinary medicine methods for snow leopards. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 18, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical detection dogs help diabetes patients regulate insulin levels
New research by the University of Bristol in collaboration with Medical Detection Dogs has found that the best trained alert dogs have the potential to vastly improve the quality of life of people living with Type 1 diabetes. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

South Africa: Experts Deployed to Check Extent of Foot and Mouth Disease
[SAnews.gov.za] A team of veterinary services experts has been deployed in Vhembe district, Limpopo, to check the extent of the spread of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How cancer becomes transmissible in Tasmanian devils: Molecular mechanisms elucidated
(CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) Facial tumors of Tasmanian devils belong to the extremely rare cases of transmissible cancers. Nevertheless, they are highly interesting for biomedical research, as they allow the study of fundamental properties of cancer cells and their interaction with the host ´ s immune system. Scientists at the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the University of Veterinary Medicine and the MedUni Vienna elucidated key molecular mechanisms for the transmissibility of tumor cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Does opioid use in pets create higher risk for abuse in humans?
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) The increase in opioid prescriptions for people over the past decade may have been paralleled by an increase in opioid prescriptions for pets, according to a study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine. The findings, in this first-ever study of veterinary opioid prescriptions, suggest it is possible that misused veterinary prescriptions could contribute to the ongoing opioid epidemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ed Goldman: SB 1305 Lets EMTs Give Your Pet CPR
A provision of a new state law, Senate Bill,  1305, is making some people chuckle because it makes it finally legal for “emergency responders to provide, on a voluntary basis, basic first aid to dogs and cats without exposure to criminal prosecution or professional discipline for the unlawful practice of veterinary medicine.” In essence, and in using as many acronyms as allowed by law, this means that SB 1305 lets EMTs give your pets CPR. I suspect that only people who’ve never owned a dog… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ed Goldman Source Type: news

Bulldogs' screw tails linked to human genetic disease
(University of California - Davis) With their small size, stubby faces and wide-set eyes, bulldogs, French bulldogs and Boston terriers are among the most popular of domestic dog breeds. Now researchers at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine have found the genetic basis for these dogs' appearance, and linked it to a rare inherited syndrome in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Veterinary surgical, emergency services hospital moving to U.S. 280
One specialty veterinary practice is closing at the start of the year, making way for another to expand significantly in Birmingham. The board of directors of Emergency& Specialty Animal Medical Center on Acton Road decided to close the 15-year practice effective Jan. 2. The doctors and staff from that practice will head over to an expanding Veterinary Surgery of Birmingham, which is opening in a renovated facility on U.S. 280. Pat Tate, hospital administrator with Veterinary Surgery of Birmingham,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 20, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Stephanie Rebman Source Type: news

Veterinary surgical, emergency services hospital moving to U.S. 280
One specialty veterinary practice is closing at the start of the year, making way for another to expand significantly in Birmingham. The board of directors of Emergency& Specialty Animal Medical Center on Acton Road decided to close the 15-year practice effective Jan. 2. The doctors and staff from that practice will head over to an expanding Veterinary Surgery of Birmingham, which is opening in a renovated facility on U.S. 280. Pat Tate, hospital administrator with Veterinary Surgery of Birmingham,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Stephanie Rebman Source Type: news

Veterinarians Face Disproportionately High Suicide Rates, Study Says
More than three decades of data shows that veterinarians are up to 3.5 times more likely to die by suicide than members of the general population, according to new a study in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Death records for more than 11,600 veterinarians filed between 1979 and 2015 showed that almost 400 veterinarians died by suicide during this time period. Consistent with general population trends, more male than female veterinarians died by suicide (326 versus 72) during the study. From 2000 to 2015, roughly 10% of deaths among female veterinarians could be attributed to suicide. Since deat...
Source: TIME: Health - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Considering the relationship between domestic violence and pet abuse and its significance in the veterinary clinical and educational contexts - Newland X, Boller M, Boller E.
This thematic review examines the literature regarding the relationship between domestic violence (DV) and pet abuse (PA) particularly in the veterinary clinical and educational contexts. It examines the significance of this relationship for the veterinary... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

First-Ever Human Health and Animal Health Drug Development...
Ethos Veterinary Health and Vuja De Sciences to utilize novel cellular assays of cancer metastasis and integration of pet dogs with cancer to empower innovative metastasis-focused drug development...(PRWeb December 18, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/first_ever_human_health_and_animal_health_drug_development_collaboration_to_prevent_cancer_recurrence/prweb15996605.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Foxes in the city: Citizen science helps researchers to study urban wildlife
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) A team of researchers led by wildlife ecologist Theresa Walter analyzed over 1,100 fox sightings made by the public as part of the citizen science project StadtWildTiere (www.stadtwildtiere.at). The joint team of researchers from the Vetmeduni Vienna and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) now showed that foxes prefer specific city areas and environments. The study also revealed that reports of fox sightings correlated with the educational level of the population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Pieces of Systematic Review with Margaret Foster Webinar Series
Instructor: Margaret Foster, MLIS, MPH, Associate Professor and Systematic Reviews and Research Coordinator, Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library Time: Every third Thursday, Jan-May 2019, 1-2:30pm CT / 12-1:30pm MT Social Media Hashtag: #piecesQA Series Description: Systematic reviews are well-documented as contributing to evidence-based healthcare by, in part, revealing gaps in the literature or illustrating the effectiveness of health interventions. They are common practice, but they can often be fraught with issues in how they’re conducted. There is a constant need for education and discuss...
Source: MCR News - December 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Sciences List Source Type: news

Boehringer Ingelheim and GST prepared bring innovation to equine market
Boehringer Ingelheim and Global Stem Cell Technology are prepared to bring groundbreaking innovation to equine marketFirst-ever veterinary stem cell medicine recommended for EU marketing authorisationArti-Cell Forte provides a unique ready-to-use solution for the treatment of equine lamenessBoehringer Ingelheim again demonstrates its commitment to continuous innovation  (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - December 7, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Human deaths from drug overdoses with carfentanyl involvement-new rising problem in forensic medicine: a STROBE-compliant retrospective study - Fomin D, Baranauskaite V, Usaviciene E, Sumkovskaja A, Laima S, Jasulaitis A, Minkuviene ZN, Chmieliauskas S, Stasiuniene J.
Carfentanyl, an ultra-potent synthetic opioid, is approved for use only in veterinary medicine as a tranquilizing agent. However, many cases of human poisoning with carfentanyl have recently appeared in the news with limited information given and scientifi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Tommy Frist Jr., Milton Johnson help open HCA-funded zoo hospital
One of the health care industry ’s founding fathers was on hand to christen a new medical facility in Nashville on Tuesday — this hospital, however, caters to patients with four legs, fur or feathers. The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere showed off its new $13 million HCA Healthcare Veterinary Center at an event for donors. As the lead contributor to the project, HCA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Nashville hospital giant HCA Healthcare Inc., donated $4 million to help build the 20,000-square-foot… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

£ 1 million donation to establish a 'living laboratory' for livestock
A groundbreaking 'living laboratory' for livestock will be established at the Bristol Veterinary School thanks to a £ 1 million donation from the John Oldacre Foundation. The John Oldacre Centre for Sustainability and Welfare in Dairy Production will tackle the global challenge of ethical food security and train the next generation of vets and agriculturalists to help address the major issues facing agriculture. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Grants and Awards, International, Research, Alumni; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Liberia: FAO, MoA Inaugurate Veterinary Lab
[Observer] The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), through its Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) program in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) on Tuesday, November 27, inaugurated a refurbished and equipped Central Veterinary Laboratory (CVL) at the University of Liberia's Fendell Campus, outside Monrovia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: East Darfur Cattle Owners and State Differ On Reported 'Smallpox Virus'
[Radio Dabanga] ED Daein / Nyala -Cattle owners in East Darfur have made complaints about the emergence of a smallpox-like virus among their cattle. The state's veterinary departments have not yet been able to verify the complaints. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Calling all pet owners: Portland's veterinary titan set for PBJ Power Breakfast
Portland is nothing if not a pet city. At parks across town, canines frolic with their owners and with their dog brethren. On any given block, a cat will sit in a window, waiting for its owner while surveying the streetscape outside. With that in mind, veterinarians are frequently viewed as rock stars. One such titan, Banfield Pet Hos pital President Brian Garish, will share secrets of his trade at the Dec. 6 Portland Business Journal Power Breakfast. The program takes place at the Sentinel Hotel,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 27, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Andy Giegerich Source Type: news

Calling all pet owners: Portland's veterinary titan set for PBJ Power Breakfast
Portland is nothing if not a pet city. At parks across town, canines frolic with their owners and with their dog brethren. On any given block, a cat will sit in a window, waiting for its owner while surveying the streetscape outside. With that in mind, veterinarians are frequently viewed as rock stars. One such titan, Banfield Pet Hos pital President Brian Garish, will share secrets of his trade at the Dec. 6 Portland Business Journal Power Breakfast. The program takes place at the Sentinel Hotel,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andy Giegerich Source Type: news

Fast-growing Birmingham firm acquires Vestavia Hills company
Birmingham's fastest-growing company is making another acquisition. Southern Veterinary Partners has acquired its 14th animal hospital in Alabama, bringing it to a total of 65 hospitals across 10 Southern states. SVP, which ranked first on our most recent FastTrack 30 List, has brought Vestavia Animal Clinic on board its veterinarian owned and operated regional network of animal hospitals in the South. Vestavia Animal Clinic was founded by Shane West in 1984, and was the owner at the time of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Stephanie Rebman Source Type: news

Fast-growing Birmingham firm acquires Vestavia Hills company
Birmingham's fastest-growing company is making another acquisition. Southern Veterinary Partners has acquired its 14th animal hospital in Alabama, bringing it to a total of 65 hospitals across 10 Southern states. SVP, which ranked first on our most recent FastTrack 30 List, has brought Vestavia Animal Clinic on board its veterinarian owned and operated regional network of animal hospitals in the South. Vestavia Animal Clinic was founded by Shane West in 1984, and was the owner at the time of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 27, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Stephanie Rebman Source Type: news

Health Tip: Thinking About A Pet?
-- You should think about your lifestyle and family's needs before introducing a pet at home, the American Veterinary Medical Association says. Pets require love and attention, and a pet isn't right for every family, the group says. It advises... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Is it cruel to bring animals on a plane as 'emotional support'?
As an assistant professor of veterinary medicine, Christine Calder has experience in animal care, and she is concerned about the welfare of animals on planes as well as the humans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Animal Disease Experts Get Specialist Training
[Namibia Economist] Nearly 200 veterinary epidemiologists in Africa are undergoing training intended to help them effectively combat animal diseases at grassroots level, through the Food and Agriculture Organisation's In-Service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology (ISAVET) training programme in Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FDA Hopes to Spare Dogs in Veterinary Drug Trials
Under a new plan, the FDA hopes to make obsolete a certain type of drug trial that requires that the test dogs be euthanized. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Under New Plan, FDA Hopes to Cut Use of Dogs in Veterinary Drug Trials
FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 -- As part of a new effort to cut the use of dogs in drug trials, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday launched an initiative to keep canines out of studies for certain veterinary medicines. The project is aimed at... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vet School postgrad selected for the first ever national PhD Training Programme in antimicrobial resistance
A postgraduate student from the University of Bristol ’ s Veterinary School has been selected for the first ever national PhD Training Programme in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) - launched by the Medical Research Foundation. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research, Postgraduate; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

New way to study swallowing could one day lead to improved treatments for ALS
(University of Missouri-Columbia) There is no cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, but new findings from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine are deepening researchers' understanding of a common ALS symptom: swallowing problems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The 16 'edible' flowers that may be deadly
Researchers from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration found that eating 16 out of 23 flowers that are particularly popular in Nordic cuisine can seriously damage a person's health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study sheds light on medicines storage practices on UK dairy farms
Researchers at the University of Bristol, supported by the British Veterinary Association, the British Cattle Veterinary Association and the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Alliance, are calling for veterinary surgeons in the UK to work together with their farmer clients to remove expired and inappropriate veterinary medicines from farms and dispose of them appropriately. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research, Postgraduate; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

New study sheds light on medicines storage practices on UK dairy farms
(University of Bristol) Researchers at the University of Bristol, supported by the British Veterinary Association, the British Cattle Veterinary Association and the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Alliance, are calling for veterinary surgeons in the UK to work together with their farmer clients to remove expired and inappropriate veterinary medicines from farms and dispose of them appropriately. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Paws of War Launches Nations First Mobile Veterinary Clinic Exclusively for Veterans and First Responders
New York, NY –  Paws of War’s latest mission is to help veterans and first responders get the veterinary care they need for their pets that they may be having difficulty obtaining. On November 8, 2018, they will roll out the “Vets for Vets” program, which is a custom-designed RV that has been outfitted to be a mobile veterinary clinic. The mobile clinic, staffed by a veterinarian, will be on the move providing care to many veteran pets. “This is the first of its kind,” explains Robert Misseri, co-founder of Paws of War. “It’s exclusively for the pets of our disabled v...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 7, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Paws of War (press release) Tags: Resiliency Operations Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

Paws of War Launches Nations First Mobile Veterinary Clinic Exclusively for Veterans and First Responders
New York, NY –  Paws of War’s latest mission is to help veterans and first responders get the veterinary care they need for their pets that they may be having difficulty obtaining. On November 8, 2018, they will roll out the “Vets for Vets” program, which is a custom-designed RV that has been outfitted to be a mobile veterinary clinic. The mobile clinic, staffed by a veterinarian, will be on the move providing care to many veteran pets. “This is the first of its kind,” explains Robert Misseri, co-founder of Paws of War. “It’s exclusively for the pets of our disabled v...
Source: JEMS Operations - November 7, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Paws of War (press release) Tags: Resiliency Operations Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

Removing multi-resistant bacteria from sewage
(Karlsruher Institut f ü r Technologie (KIT)) According to the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety, 700 to 800 t of antibiotics are consumed annually in the field of human medicine alone. Consumption in the area of veterinary medicine even totals about 1700 t. This high consumption of antibiotics, however, leads to an increasing amount of multi-resistant bacteria that aggravate medical treatment of a disease. Via the sewage system, the resistant pathogens enter the environment and eventually return into human organisms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Official partner to Cat Care for Life
Boehringer Ingelheim becomes an official partner to CatCareforLifeTheCatCareforLife program is a new worldwide initiative set up by the International Society of Feline MedicineIt aims to encourage cat owners to work with their veterinary clinics to maintain cats in the peak of health through all their life stagesBoehringer Ingelheim is committed to further improving the health and well-being of cats and helping educate veterinarians and cat owners (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - November 5, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

University of Bristol academics announced as Fellows of The Alan Turing Institute
Thirty academics from engineering, health sciences, mathematics, veterinary science, geographical sciences, computer science, arts and other disciplines join the national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Research; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol Population Source Type: news

Trading sex for sleep -- Aging dormice shorten their hibernation for more reproduction
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Edible dormice are extremely long-lived thanks to their seasonal dormancy with hibernation periods lasting between at six and eleven months. Factors influencing the variable duration, apart from specific environmental conditions, have so far been unknown. Researchers at Vetmeduni Vienna hypothesised that older animals should shorten their winter dormancy in favour of a reproductive advantage and confirmed this for both sexes in a database analysis, published in Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AAFP releases new how to feed a cat consensus statement to the veterinary community
(SAGE) The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) today released the AAFP Consensus Statement, 'Feline Feeding Programs: Addressing Behavioral Needs to Improve Feline Health and Wellbeing' and accompanying client brochure to the veterinary community. The Consensus Statement, published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, explores the medical, social, and emotional problems that can result from the manner in which most cats are currently fed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mouse study suggests vaccine strategy for immunocompromised patients
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) A study led by Som Nanjappa at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine identifies a cellular target that may improve efficacy in vaccines designed to protect immunocompromised individuals from potentially deadly opportunistic infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New test measures men's fertility
(Cornell University) At a time when more than half of male infertility cannot be explained by current methods, a new test developed by Androvia LifeSciences is able to measure male fertility. The proprietary Cap-Score Male Fertility Assay is based on research patented by the Travis lab at the Baker Institute for Animal Health and Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine and was recently the subject of a study that appeared in the journal Molecular Reproduction and Development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Virtual reality brings dog's anatomy to life for veterinary students
(Virginia Tech) So she walked across the room and slipped on a virtual reality (VR) headset. Suddenly, she could see a large picture of a dog's lungs and skeletal structure floating in mid-air in front of her. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 24, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Health Sciences Librarians of Illinois Annual Conference – Rivers of Data, Streams of Knowledge
The Health Sciences Librarians of Illinois received a GMR Professional Development award for 3 CE courses at the annual conference, held September 26-28 at the Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel and Conference Center in Rockford, Illinois. Attendees learned how to plan and develop working relationships in Building Partnerships with Faculty, Clinicians, and Other Stakeholders, with Gwen Wilson, the Health Informatics Coordinator/Librarian at Washburn University in Topeka, KS. Erin Foster, Data Services Librarian at the Indiana University School of Medicine provided information on Data Management in the Wild. A trio from the Univ...
Source: The Cornflower - October 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog Conferences and Meetings Data Science Funding Source Type: news

Pioneering animal welfare approach with AssureWel
New guidance outlining a pioneering new approach for farm assurance schemes, retailers and farmers to improve animal welfare has been released following a six-year project with the Soil Association, RSPCA and University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

PPR virus poses threat to conservation
(Wildlife Conservation Society) A team of conservationists from the Royal Veterinary College, WCS, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna published a letter in this week's edition of the journal Science on the threat of the virus peste des petits ruminants (PPR) to conservation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 15, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Good for pets, too: Herbal treatment made from ferns can treat kidney stones in pets
(Natural News) It’s not just people who benefit from herbal medicine: Pets could use it as well, to great effect, according to a study published in the American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences. In his paper, Sri Murwani of Brawijaya University in Indonesia suggests using the water clover (Marsilea crenata) — a type of fern native to Southeast Asia... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news