New research demonstrates how the best camouflage can be found for an arbitrary environment
A new method, developed by scientists at the University of Bristol can determine the optimal colouration pattern to cover an object in order to make it as visible or concealed as possible, in any given environment. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 21, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Psychological Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Embedded counseling services can improve accessibility for students, MU study finds
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Kerry Karaffa is the first MU Counseling Center psychologist to be embedded specifically within the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, where he provides tailored counseling services for professional students training to become veterinarians. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Oxford animal-only antibiotic lab could prop up intensive farming, critics say
New research centre to tackle overlap of livestock and human medicines, but campaigners fear “techno-fix” for factory farmingAn initiative to develop bespoke antibiotics for livestock has raised fears that it could be a “techno-fix” for more intensive farming.Mixed reactions have followed news that Ineos, a global petrochemical manufacturer, has donated £100m to establish the Ineos Oxford University Institute (IOI) for antimicrobial research.The institute said it would focus on designing novel antimicrobials solely for animals because the majority of global antibiotic consumption by volume was...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sophie Kevany Tags: Antibiotics Environment Society Oxford UK news World news Farming Agriculture Veterinary medicine Medical research Animals Science Health Farm animals Source Type: news

South Africa: Veterinarians Are Experienced in Dealing With Animal Pandemics - Use Our Knowledge to Fight Covid-19
[Daily Maverick] Veterinary specialists have vital skills gained from dealing with pandemics in the field of animal health, such as rinderpest and foot-and-mouth disease, and could be usefully deployed in the fight against Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'We need answers ’: why are people living near Dutch goat farms getting sick?
A decade after an outbreak of Q fever killed 95 people in the Netherlands, scientists fear the emergence of a new diseaseIn early 2008, Jeannette van de Ven began to see a slightly higher rate of miscarriages among the goats on her dairy farm in the south of the Netherlands.“We sent the samples to the veterinary authority. Nine out of 10 results showed no explanation. Only maybe toxoplasmosis from cats. We had no cats,” she says.Van de Ven, who keeps a herd of around 1,700 dairy goats in Noord-Brabant, a provincedensely populated with goat farms, kept sending samples. Finally, in May 2008 an outbreak of the res...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sophie Kevany Tags: Environment Infectious diseases Netherlands Science Europe Medical research World news Source Type: news

A survey of injuries that occurred in veterinary teaching hospitals during 2017 - Whittem T, Woodward AP, Hoppach M.
This study surveyed contemporaneouslycaptured incident reports likel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

An adolescent's use of veterinary medicines: a case report exploring addiction - Kaggwa MM, Nuwamanya S, Ashaba S, Rukundo GZ, Harms S.
This case report describes a 17-year-old high school student serious suicide attempt using an injectable composite of veterinary medications (vitamins, vaccines, antibiotics, and antihelminthics) typically used to treat chickens. The use of this particul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Science finds simple way to make lamb leaner
Scientists based at Rothamsted and the University of Bristol Veterinary School have found a clear link between the weight of lambs early in their life and meat quality – which is good news for consumers, farmers, and the environment. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

FDA expands Sportmix pet food recall after 70 dogs reportedly died
The Food and Drug Administration has expanded a recall and is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about high levels of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA expands Sportmix dog food recall after 70 dogs reportedly died
The Food and Drug Administration has expanded a recall and is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about high levels of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Several Gorillas at San Diego Zoo Test Positive for COVID-19
(SAN DIEGO) — Several gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park have tested positive for the coronavirus in what is believed to be the first known cases among such primates in the United States and possibly the world. The park’s executive director, Lisa Peterson, told The Associated Press on Monday that eight gorillas that live together at the park are believed to have the virus and several have been coughing. It appears the infection came from a member of the park’s wildlife care team who also tested positive for the virus but has been asymptomatic and wore a mask at all times around the gorillas. The pa...
Source: TIME: Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Julie Watson / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

Some English bulldogs thought to have cancer may have newly identified syndrome
(Morris Animal Foundation) Some English bulldogs diagnosed with a common cancer may instead have a newly described, non-cancerous syndrome called polyclonal B?cell lymphocytosis. The discovery was made by Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at Colorado State University during a study to better understand B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (BCLL). The team published their findings in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 5, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Risk factors and prevalence of work-related injuries and accidents among veterinarians in India - Mishra SD, Palkhade R.
This study aimed to identify the associated risk factors and prevalence of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

expert reaction to brief summary of NERVTAG opinion from the NERVTAG meeting on SARS-CoV-2 variant under investigation VUI-202012/01, Science Media Centre
A New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG) meeting on the SARS-CoV-2 variant under investigation, VUI-202012/01, took place on the 18 December.Prof Martin Hibberd, Professor of Emerging Infectious Disease, London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Prof Rowland Kao, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh and Dr Julian Tang, Honorary Associate Professor/Clinical Virologist, University of Leicester give their expert reaction to the NERVTAG opinion. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rhabdomyolysis and hepatotoxicity following accidental monensin ingestion: a report of two cases - Zhang Z, Cui S, Zhang J.
BACKGROUND: Monensin is a commonly used veterinary antibiotic with a narrow safety range. Overdose of monensin can cause animal poisoning or even death. Monensin poisoning is rare in humans, and there is no effective detoxification protocol in clinical tre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Repurposed anti-protozoal drug emetine effective against Covid: Indian scientists
Scientists at National Centre for Veterinary Type Cultures have a unique collection of over 100 small molecule chemical inhibitors that are known to target cellular kinases, phosphatases and epigenetic modifiers. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Majority of University of Bristol students are complying with government COVID-19 guidelines
The majority of University of Bristol students are complying with government COVID-19 guidelines and are self-isolating when receiving a positive test, indicates a study that has investigated student social contact patterns and behaviours. The research led by scientists at the University of Bristol is published on the pre-print server medRxiv. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Institutes, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell; Press Relea Source Type: news

Penn vision researchers honored by End Blindness 2020
(University of Pennsylvania) The Outstanding Achievement Prize highlights the contributions of the School of Veterinary Medicine's Gustavo D. Aguirre and the Perelman School of Medicine's Jean Bennett and Albert M. Maguire toward a gene therapy for a form of blindness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt Calls for Livestock Joint Vaccination
[Daily News] THE government has directed Tanzania Veterinary Association (TVA) to create a strategic joint vaccination programme for essential livestock diseases with the purpose of improving the sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Former Supervisor at Long Island Drug Manufacturer Pleads Guilty to Theft of Medical Products
FDA OCI, Gregory Settino, guilt plea, theft, stealing, veterinary drugs, horse, Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Shirley NY, American Regent, Adequan, injectible, equine, degenerative joint disease, sale, horse trainers, veterinarians, Belmont Park, shoebox, transportation, drug trafficking, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - December 11, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Uganda: New Covid-19 Guidelines Delay Reopening of Livestock Markets
[Monitor] Veterinary doctors and district authorities in the central region are stuck on how to enforce the new guidelines aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19 in livestock markets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

GlycoNet start-up receives up to $4 million US investment to advance regenerative medicine
(Canadian Glycomics Network) GlycoNet scientists Drs. Robert Ben and Jason Acker, who are revolutionizing the cryopreservation of cells, tissues and organs for human and veterinary therapies, have secured a $2-million USD equity investment for PanTHERA CryoSolutions (PanTHERA), a Canadian biotechnology start-up that they co-founded. The investment came from US-based investor Casdin Capital and bioproduction tools supplier BioLife Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: BLFS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Former Supervisor at Long Island Drug Manufacturer Pleads Guilty to Theft of Medical Products
FDA OCI, Gregory Setting, guilty plea, theft, veterinary drugs, Suffolk County, Long Island, Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Shirley NY, Adequan, injectable, equine drug, horse, degenerative joint disease, American Regent, Belmont Park, horse trainers, veterinarians, race tracks, drug trafficking, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - December 7, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Koalas burnt in summer bushfires released back into the wild
Fourteen badly injured koala are nursed back to good health thanks to the efforts of wildlife carers and veterinary staff from Zoos... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cutting UK overseas aid could harm the fight against future pandemics | Matthew Baylis and Fiona Tomley
In our age of emerging pathogens, funding for global research into zoonotic diseases such as Covid-19, Ebola and Sars is vitalCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThis year, we ’ve seen how a previously unknown animal virus can spill over into the human population in one country, pass rapidly between people, and spread across the world in days. With nearly1.5m reported deaths from Covid-19, the virus is a startling indication of how the health of the world ’s human population is inseparable from animals and the environment that we share with them.Treating health in a way that recogn...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Matthew Baylis and Fiona Tomley Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Infectious diseases Microbiology Science Health World news Society Medical research Ebola Sars Aid UK news Source Type: news

SeQuent Scientific launches veterinary medicine in 19 European countries
The product had recently received approval from European Medicines Agency (EMA) through its Spanish subsidiary Laboratorios Karizoo, S A, the company added. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Veterinary forensics, animal welfare and animal abuse: perceptions and knowledge of Brazilian and Colombian veterinary students - Monsalve S, de Souza PV, Lopes AS, Leite LO, Polo G, Garcia R.
Veterinarians have a fundamental role to play in the detection of animal abuse and domestic violence cases. Therefore, it is essential that veterinary colleges provide appropriate training in animal welfare and veterinary forensics. The aim of this article... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Big cats and small dogs: solving the mystery of canine distemper in wild tigers
(Cornell University) Canine distemper virus (CDV) causes a serious disease in domestic dogs, and also infects other carnivores, including threatened species like the Amur tiger. It is often assumed that domestic dogs are the primary source of CDV, but in a new Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine study found that other local wildlife was the primary source of CDV transmission to tigers instead. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

FDA Issues Recommendations for Certain High-Risk Groups Regarding Mercury-Containing Dental Amalgam
 For Immediate Release:September 24, 2020Statement From:Director - CDRH Offices: Office of the Center DirectorDr. Jeffrey E. Shuren MD, JDPart of our role in protecting patients is to regularly evaluate, monitor and update scientific evidence on the risks from medical devices —including issues related to the materials used in devices, such as metals. In the case of implanted and inserted medical devices, where materials may be in contact with the body for extended periods of time, we evaluate safety issues involved with, among other things, the body’s long-term expos ure to certain materials, taking into a...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 11, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Veterinary workers cull 17 million Danish mink to halt new Covid
The animals were carrying a new strain of the virus, possibly vaccine-resistant, and infected several hundred peopleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageVeterinary workers have begun the gruesome business of gassing and then burning 17 million mink in Danish farms in a bid to halt further spread of a Covid-19 mutation from the animals to humans.The decision to cull the country ’s mink population was made after several hundred people became infected with a new strain of Covid-19 that had infected the animals. Researchers have warned this strain could be more resistant to vaccines.Continue ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Coronavirus Animal welfare Denmark Europe World news Vaccines and immunisation Health Infectious diseases Microbiology Medical research Science Society Animals Source Type: news

Namibia: Fears As Foot-and-Mouth Disease Spreads Inland
[New Era] The foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in the Kavango West has spread further to more villages, veterinary authorities confirmed yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Texas A & M lion genetics study uncovers major consequences of habitat fragmentation
(Texas A&M University) Over the course of only a century, humanity has made an observable impact on the genetic diversity of the lion population. That's the conclusion of a recently published study by Drs. Caitlin Curry and James Derr from the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine& Biomedical Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 3, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

'You must acknowledge and address the toxic culture at Edinburgh's vet school' - Anonymous.
Edinburgh university's head of the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, Moira Whyte, must identify the root cause of bullying and harassment at its vet school, says an academic insider. Dear Professor Moira Whyte. It is reasonable to expect any... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Research to use artificial intelligence to identify sick livestock
The welfare of livestock could be improved thanks to a new research project that will use novel artificial intelligence methods combined with behavioural analytics to provide rapid and reliable insights to animal health for farmers across the UK. The research and commercial feasibility program, co-funded by Innovate UK, the UK's innovation agency, will be led by the Quant Foundry (QF) in collaboration with the University of Bristol Vet School and Agri-EPI Centre. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Namibia: Foot-and-Mouth Disease Breaks Out in Kavango West
[New Era] Rundu -- The veterinary authorities have reported a new outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in cattle at Sivara in the Kapako constituency of Kavango West. The directorate of veterinary services (DVS) under the ministry of agriculture announced the new outbreak yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Everything Aquatic - 610530 - 10/06/2020
Unapproved New Animal Drug Products (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - October 27, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Center for Veterinary Medicine Source Type: news

Mr Frags, LLC - 611295 - 10/19/2020
Unapproved Chloroquine Phosphate Product (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - October 27, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Center for Veterinary Medicine Source Type: news

Are bushmeat hunters aware of zoonotic disease? Yes, but that's not the issue
(University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture) A recent paper published in the journal PLOS ONE, outlines how researchers with the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, measured the attitudes, practices and zoonoses awareness among community members associated with the bushmeat trade in northern Uganda. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lily the barn owl reveals how birds fly in gusty winds
Scientists from the University of Bristol and the Royal Veterinary College have discovered how birds are able to fly in gusty conditions – findings that could inform the development of bio-inspired small-scale aircraft. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise, International, Public engagement, Publications, Research, Undergraduate, Postgraduate; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Civil, Source Type: news

Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick: ‘I was millimetres away from death’
He treated Meghan Markle ’s dog and Russell Brand’s cat. But now the TV vet is dealing with serious injury and trauma – his own and his beloved terrier’sOn the way to his office Prof Noel Fitzpatrick gives me a quick tour of all the familiar locations from Channel 4 ’s The Supervet, flicking lights on and off as we go: the consulting room, the operating theatre, complete with viewing gallery. I have already visited the main entrance where, on the TV programme, a pair of receptionists ooh and ahh over new, frequently unprepossessing, animal arrivals.Finally we end up in Fitzpatrick ’s den...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Tim Dowling Tags: Veterinary medicine Animals Medical research Science Source Type: news

Five Penn faculty elected to the National Academy of Medicine
(University of Pennsylvania) Five faculty from the University of Pennsylvania are among the newest members of the National Academy of Medicine. William Beltran of the School of Veterinary Medicine, Matthew McHugh of the School of Nursing, and Ronald DeMatteo, Raina Merchant, and Hongjun Song of the Perelman School of Medicine have been recognized for contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘It’s a Game for Them.’ Scientists Around the World Are Teaching Dogs to Sniff Out COVID-19
Steve Lindsay, a public health entomologist at Durham University, is midway through explaining how dogs might play a role in detecting COVID-19 infections when a decidedly less-well trained canine interrupts our conversation. “If you’ll excuse me for a minute, I’ve got a naughty black Labrador out in the back garden doing something it shouldn’t be doing,” Lindsay says. He disappears. I hear barking. He returns accompanied by a chocolate lab. “She’s not as skilled as the detection dogs,” Lindsay says as the pup tries to lick his face. “But it’s really interesting t...
Source: TIME: Health - October 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

‘It’s a Game for Them.’ Scientists Around the World Are Teaching Dogs to Sniff Out COVID-19
Steve Lindsay, a public health entomologist at Durham University, is midway through explaining how dogs might play a role in detecting COVID-19 infections when a decidedly less-well trained canine interrupts our conversation. “If you’ll excuse me for a minute, I’ve got a naughty black Labrador out in the back garden doing something it shouldn’t be doing,” Lindsay says. He disappears. I hear barking. He returns accompanied by a chocolate lab. “She’s not as skilled as the detection dogs,” Lindsay says as the pup tries to lick his face. “But it’s really interesting t...
Source: TIME: Science - October 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

EOY winner: Jason Trautwein turned a pet project into a corporate force
Editor ’s note: This story is about one of the winners for the 2020 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards. To see the rest of the stories, go here. Dr. Jasen Trautwein’s passion for veterinary medicine and desire to help clinics manage their day-to-day operations brought him to found what is now Pathwa y Vet Alliance. After graduating from Texas A&M University, Trautwein opened his own practices and noticed the obstacles that were holding him and staff back. He then began to develop a blueprint … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 8, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: ABJ staff Source Type: news

Uganda: Veterinary Officers Decry Shortage of Cattle Vaccines
[Monitor] District veterinary officials in the south western part of the cattle corridor have complained over insufficient vaccines against Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), saying this may delay the vaccination exercise. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Veterinary college receives $3.5 million NIH grant to develop Lyme disease vaccine
(Virginia Tech) Renowned tick immunobiologist Utpal Pal wants to adapt the rabies vaccination platform to produce antibodies that can protect against Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria responsible for Lyme disease. The intention is to apply this work to other tick-borne diseases in the future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

$9.1 million NCI grant renewal will support cancer retrovirus research
(Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center -- Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC -- James) and The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) have been awarded a five-year, $9.1 million grant Program Project Grant (PPG) renewal from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 1, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

TGen launches Vidium Animal Health
(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) After more than a decade of pioneering the study of naturally occurring cancer in pet dogs, TGen announced today the commercial launch of Vidium Animal Health, providing genomic-based precision-medicine to veterinary oncologists and pet parents. To increase a pets' chance of survival, Vidium created SearchLight DNA ™ , a test designed specifically to identify any of the nearly 120 known cancer-associated genetic mutations in dogs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 28, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Modelling of ancient fossil movement reveals step in the evolution of posture in dinosaur and crocodile ancestors
Scientists from the University of Bristol and the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) used three-dimensional computer modelling to investigate the hindlimb of Euparkeria capensis – a small reptile that lived in the Triassic Period 245 million years ago – and inferred that it had a “ mosaic ” of functions in locomotion. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 21, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Current students, International, Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Scientists reveal details about the first cat infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Spain
(Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) The IRTA-CReSA coronavirus research team, alongside researchers from IrsiCaixa, the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) and veterinarians from a veterinary hospital near Barcelona publish in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) the results of postoperative analyzes of COVID-19 positive cat necropsy. The study confirms that cats can become infected with SARS-CoV-2 without it affecting their health because they generate an effective immune response against the virus and cannot transmit it to humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news