USDA grants MU $460,000 to develop immunizations for tick-borne disease
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Anaplasmosis is an infectious blood disease in cattle caused by certain bacteria transmitted by ticks worldwide. The US Department of Agriculture recently awarded $460,000 to Bill Stich, professor of parasitology in the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, to study a new approach to interfering with this pathogen in the tick vector. Building on existing research, he and his team are working to develop immunizations with extracts from tick tissues to fight the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An island getaway: Why some Listeria strains survive good food hygiene standards
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna have now shown that certain Listeria strains -- figuratively speaking -- take refuge on an island. An 'islet' of two genes located in one area of the genome increases the bacteria's survival under alkaline and oxidative stress conditions. The researchers were able to identify the two genes as a functional unit termed a 'stress survival islet'. Understanding this genetic 'lifesaver' can help develop new strategies for food safety. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 30, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Corridor execs look to future of women in animal health
Executives from the animal health corridor ’s largest companies gathered Sunday to discuss how to bolster female representation in the industry. Although an overwhelming number — more than 80 percent — of veterinary students are female, few are found in the boardrooms of the top global animal health companies. Leaders from Boeringer I ngelhiem Vetmedica Inc., Bayer Animal Health, Ceva Animal Health and others discussed the future of the industry and the role women will play. Where do you see… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 28, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Animal Clinical Investigation-Research and Development Resource for Veterinary Treatments
Animal Clinical Investigation (ACI) helps in the development of novel treatments for companion animals by providing a channel of communication between pharmaceutical / biotechnology companies and veterinarians. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Veterinary Growth Partners Selects MediVet Biologics as Preferred...
Stem Cell and other innovative biologic pet treatments now available medically to broad base of progressive veterinarians.(PRWeb August 24, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/08/prweb14629431.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Wells Fargo creates health care-focused business banking group in Houston
Wells Fargo Business Banking, part of Wells Fargo& Co. (NYSE: WFC), has established a new group focused on health care in Houston. Darrell McCorquodale, a 17-year industry veteran, is leading the group. Combined, the team has more than 50 years of health care experience, according to a press release. The group serves health care practices such as physician, dental and veterinary, as well as other related industries, includin g medical and diagnostic laboratories, surgery centers, emergency and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Olivia Pulsinelli Source Type: news

Tick-borne disease research receives global boost
(University of Liverpool) A unique scientific resource for the study of ticks and tick-borne diseases has moved to the University of Liverpool with exciting plans for international expansion.The Tick Cell Biobank houses the world's largest collection of tick cell lines of medical and veterinary importance and enables scientists to carry out vital research into tick-borne diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Comparing food allergies: Animals and humans may have more in common than you think
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Not only people, but mammals like cats, dogs and horses suffer from symptoms and problems of food intolerance and allergies. The Messerli Research Institute of Vetmeduni and Meduni Vienna, now condensed the knowledge about human and animal food allergies and intolerance into a new European position paper. It highlights the strong similarities in symptoms and triggers of adverse food reactions and stresses the need for more comparative studies on mechanisms and diagnosis of food intolerance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 18, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Study: New infrared imaging technique could help detect heart attack, stroke risk A new near-infrared diagnostic technique could help improve early detection for patients at risk of heart attacks or strokes, according to a new ...
Source: Mass Device - August 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Portable x-ray company MinXray wins $100m DoD contract
Portable X-ray company MinXray has been awarded a maximum $100 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity contract from the US Department of Defense, according to a release published yesterday. Northbrook, Ill.-based MinXray produces portable x-ray and digital imaging systems for use in medical, veterinary and military field operations, according to the company’s website. The 5-year contract was awarded for the supply of radiology systems and training, and contains an additional 5-year option period. A total of 27 applications for hte contract were received, according to the DoD. Through th...
Source: Mass Device - August 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blog MinXray Source Type: news

Drug resistance in an intestinal parasite of piglets confirmed for the first time
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Cystoisospora suis causes diarrhea especially in newborn piglets and spreads quickly across farms. European farmers preventively use toltrazuril to control parasite development. In contrast to congeneric chicken parasites, no resistance to toltrazuril was described in pig parasites until recently. Researchers of Vetmeduni Vienna now confirmed ineffectivness of toltrazuril against a Dutch isolate. Although the resistance develops slowly, monitoring should be intensified due to the lack of alternative treatment options and hygiene measures should be increased. (Source: EurekAlert...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Paper: Clinical signs best predictors of mortality in critically ill calves
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Clinical signs such as gastrointestinal problems may be better predictors of mortality in neonatal calves with diarrhea than blood pH levels and other laboratory findings, suggests a new study co-written by University of Illinois veterinary medicine dean Peter Constable; Florian M. Trefz and Annette Lorch, both of the Center of Veterinary Clinical Medicine at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich; and Ingrid Lorenz, of the Bavarian Animal Health Service. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dr Christopher Sherwin, 1962-2017
Dr Christopher Sherwin, Senior Research Fellow at Bristol Veterinary School before his retirement in 2012, died on 18 July. His colleague Mike Mendl offers a tribute. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Obituaries Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Vet Dept Struggles to Contain Foot and Mouth
[The Herald] The Department of Livestock and Veterinary Services is experiencing challenges in vaccinating cattle for Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) due to shortage of vac- cines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gene editing brings pig organ transplant closer
Conclusion This promising research shows that it can be possible to use gene editing techniques to eliminate retroviruses from pigs, removing one of the potential barriers to using genetically modified pigs as organ donors for humans. There are a few points to note. As the researchers say, though they have shown that pig retroviruses can be passed onto human cells in the laboratory, we don't know what the effects would be in real life. We don't know whether pig retroviruses would be transferred to humans and whether they could cause cancers or immunodeficiency illnesses, for example. The research is at an early stage. The ...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Genetics/stem cells Source Type: news

Oncura Partners shareholders sue Analogic over claimed fraudulent acquisition scheme
Former Oncura Partners owners are seeking more than $24 million in a suit against Analogic (NSDQ:ALOG), claiming it engaged in a fraudulent scheme to avoid paying for Oncura after agreeing to acquire it in January 2016. In the suit, filed July 31, Oncura owners claim that Analogic agreed to pay for their shares in the business over a 4-year period, based on revenue targets, but immediately began to dismantle the company and terminated its sales force to avoid paying. Oncura is a veterinary technology company that offered veterinary ultrasounds systems and teleradiology services. Analogic produced the veterinary ultras...
Source: Mass Device - August 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Mergers & Acquisitions Ultrasound Analogic Source Type: news

Interventions Aimed at Reducing Antimicrobial Usage and Resistance in Production Animals in Denmark
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division. 07/31/2017 This discussion paper provides a brief history of antimicrobial usage and interventions from 1950 to the present. It discusses how the Danish Veterinary Medicines Statistic Program (VetStat) was established in 2010, and contains data on all purchased and prescribed veterinary medicines. It details Human health implications of the increasing resistance to antimicrobial agents, and measures to reduce the usage of critically important antimicrobials for human medicine in food-producing animals. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Res...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Former Patterson CEO Scott Anderson's compensation tumbles
Scott Anderson, the former CEO of Patterson Cos. Inc., received roughly $3.1 million in his last year on the job. While Anderson stepped down before the end of the fiscal year — which likely accounted for some of the $2.56 million dip in his compensation — all other named executives reported compensation decreases as well, according to a recently filed disclosure. After seven years as CEO of the Mendota-Heights-based dental and veterinary supply distributor, Anderson announced he was stepping… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 4, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Patrick Rehkamp Source Type: news

Seasonal effects: 'Winter foals' are smaller than foals born in summer
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Although seasonal effects such as reduced metabolic activity in winter are known even in domesticated horse breeds, effects on pregnant mares and their foals have not been investigated. Researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna now demonstrated that seasonal changes have a strong influence on pregnancy and fetal development. Foals born early in the year are smaller than those born at a later time and these differences persist to at least 12 weeks after birth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Collaboration between pet owners and researchers helps children and dogs with rare epilepsy
(University of Surrey) New hope is being given to children who suffer from a rare and severe form of epilepsy, thanks to unique research carried out by the University of Surrey's School of Veterinary Medicine and Fitzpatrick Referrals in Surrey. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Estrogen regulates pathological changes of bones via bone lining cells
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) The female sex hormone estrogen plays an important role in the structural stability of bones. To date, however, it had been unclear exactly which cells were involved in the hormone's protective function. Researchers at Vetmeduni Vienna showed for the first time that estrogen uses bone lining cells to regulate the expression of the protein RANKL. Estrogen deficiency leads to uncontrolled expression of RANKL, which can trigger pathological changes in the bones. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Farmers in Kabbe Urged to Avoid Moving Livestock Due to FMD
[New Era] Windhoek -The Zambezi Regional Governor Lawrence Sampofu says farmers at Musele Island must avoid transporting their livestock to other areas "until the FMD situation is contained". The restrictions are due to the recent outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Kabbe South Constituency, which the chief veterinary officer in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Dr Adrianatus Maseke, announced last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

North American Veterinary Heart Center Sets the Global Standard for...
Renowned Cardiologist and Cardiac Surgeon Dr. Augusta Pelosi Leads World-Class Cardiac Care Team(PRWeb July 26, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/07/prweb14542033.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Combating Antimicrobial Resistance: A One Health Approach to a Global Threat-A Workshop
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division. 06/20/2017 This Web page provides information and videos from a workshop on Combating Antimicrobial Resistance: A One Health Approach to a Global Threat, held on June 20-21, 2017. The workshop examined the key areas in human, animal, and environmental health that contribute to the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance, and presented the complexities and potential strategies of bridging the different sectors and disciplines, such as microbiology, agriculture, veterinary medicine, public health, environmental health, infectiou...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Mozambique: Partial Lifting of Ban On South African Eggs
[AIM] The National Veterinary Directorate in Mozambique's Ministry of Agriculture has lifted the ban on the import of chicken eggs from South Africa, subject to certain conditions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Reintroduced Przewalski's horses have a different diet
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) The preferred fodder of horses is grass. This is true for domestic horses and wild horses in the Gobi Desert. Researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna found out through tail hair analysis that before their extinction in the wild Przewalski's horses had been on a different diet than today. Thanks to improved societal attitude, the horses have now access to richer pastures. In former times, the wild horses were hunted and chased away. Published in Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Emerging Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Plan (July 2017)
Report provides a strategic plan for the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services (VS) to detect and respond to emerging animal diseases and define the processes by which VS will identify, evaluate, and respond to emerging diseases in animal populations. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Promising therapy for fatal genetic diseases in children nears human trials
(University of Massachusetts Medical School) Researchers at University of Massachusetts Medical School and Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine are nearing human clinical trials on a genetic therapy for two rare neurological diseases that are fatal to children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 18, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Emerging Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Plan
U.S. Department of Agriculture. 07/14/2017 This 19-page plan provides strategic direction for the U.S. Department of Agriculture), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services (VS) to detect and respond to emerging animal diseases, and defines the processes by which VS will identify, evaluate, and respond to emerging diseases in animal populations. It provides guidance for assigning diseases to a risk level, which considers risk to, and effects on animal and human health. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Researchers find first genomic biomarkers in extracellular vesicles in veterinary patients
(Tufts University) Researchers at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University have discovered important biomarkers in extracellular vesicles in dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease and congestive heart failure. This is the first biomarker discovery based on extracellular vesicles in a veterinary disease. These findings could provide important insight into the molecular basis, diagnosis and therapies for myxomatous mitral valve disease in dogs, as well as mitral valve prolapse, a similar disease in humans. The results appear online this week in the Journal of Extracellular Vesicles. (Source: EurekAlert! ...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How can diagnostics deliver a more effective use of antibiotics in animals?
Are there better ways to diagnose animals in need of antibiotics on livestock farms? How will farmers and veterinarians use novel diagnostics in the fight against animal disease? These are some questions a consortium of seven academics – including two veterinarians from the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences - will address thanks to a £ 1.75 million grant to understand how better diagnostics can encourage responsible antibiotic use in animals. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Veterinary Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Virus-derived expression vectors as gene therapy vehicles
(Bentham Science Publishers) Even as new viruses are being identified, the emerging field of virus discovery, identification of their nucleotide sequences, gene expression patterns and complexities of virus-host interactions at the molecular level are being used in recent years towards applications in the human medicine as well as veterinary, agricultural and other biotechnological purposes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 6, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Fungi from veterinary practice
Fungi from the veterinary practiceThe workshop focusses on recognizing pathogenic species based on macroscopic and microscopic characters. We also take a look at often isolated, but non-pathogenic contaminants.Courses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Not so pretty after all: New pestivirus that attacks the nervous system of Austrian pigs
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Shaking piglets show symptoms similar to classical swine fever, with extensive damage to the brain and the spinal cord. Viral origin of the disease was clarified only recently after discovering an atypical porcine pestivirus. Researchers at Vetmeduni Vienna now discovered a further new virus in Austrian shaking piglets. The pathogen, named LINDA-Virus (Lateral shaking Inducing NeuroDegenerative Agent), is related to Bungowannah virus and more distantly to classical swine fewer virus. Published in Emerging Infectious Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Two knees or not two knees: The curious case of the ostrich's double kneecap
(Society for Experimental Biology) Ostriches are the only animals in the world to have a double-kneecap, but its purpose remains an evolutionary mystery. Ph.D. student, Ms. Sophie Regnault, from the Royal Veterinary College, UK says 'understanding more about different kneecap configurations in different animals could help to inform prosthesis design, surgical interventions, and even robots with better joints.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Discovering the early age immune response in foals
(Cornell University) Researchers at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine have discovered a new method to measure tiny amounts of antibodies in foals, a finding described in the May 16 issue   of PLOS ONE. The methodology will help understand how fast a foal starts producing its own antibodies, which in turn will help optimize recommendations for young horse vaccination schedules, said Dr. Julia Felippe, associate professor of large animal medicine, and research associate Rebecca Tallmadge. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A study of the origin of chloramphenicol isomers in honey - Yanovych D, Berendsen B, Zasadna Z, Rydchuk M, Czymai T.
Due to the unexpected detection of chloramphenicol isomer residues in honey, we have studied the hypothesis of unauthorized or unintended use of unregistered veterinary drug preparations. First we have investigated honey samples in which a discrepancy was ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Senior research fellowship - call for applications
Applications are now open for our senior research fellowship with a deadline of 16:00, Wednesday 27 September 2017.Senior research fellowships are our most prestigious fellowship grants. They're awarded to outstanding medical, veterinary, nurse and allied health professional or science graduates committed to a research career in any discipline relevant to arthritis and related musculoskeletal diseases, who don't hold an established academic post.Senior research fellowships are open to postdoctoral basic scientists, vets, clinicians or nurse and allied health professionals, normally with 6–12 years' postdoctoral ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - June 28, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Namibia bans poultry imports from South Africa, Belgium after bird flu outbreaks
WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia has suspended poultry imports from South Africa and Belgium with immediate effect following outbreaks of highly contagious H5N8 bird flu in the two countries, its Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS) said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Is your dog just chasing its tail – or is it obsessive?
Lots of dogs chase their tails – but for some the behaviour is a sign of the canine version of OCD. Now scientists are finding the minds of dogs and humans might be more closely linked than we thoughtCuriously, and perhaps eagerly, I am looking at a bull terrier named Sputnik, searching for a resemblance. He ’s a stocky three-year-old, mostly slate grey, with a white stripe on his head and a pink splotch on his elongated, bull-terrier nose. So far, our only similarity is we’re both waiting in an examination room at Tuft’s veterinary school in North Grafton, Massachusetts.Sputnik has canine compulsiv...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 25, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Shayla Love Tags: Animal behaviour Dogs Obsessive-compulsive disorder Psychiatry Genetics Veterinary medicine Pets Life and style Society Science Animals Source Type: news

Scientists reveal ways to stop your dog getting heatstroke
In an article for The Conversation, Dr  Anne Carter and Ms Emily Hall, lecturers in veterinary sciences at Nottingham Trent University, explore the ways to prevent dogs from getting heatstroke. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regional 'hot spot' of Borna disease discovered in upper Austria
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Bornaviruses cause a lethal form of encephalitis, Borna disease, among horses and sheep. To date only a few cases were reported in Austria. Recently, four horses were afflicted in the same area of Upper Austria within just two years. Tests on local shrews, the reservoir host, confirmed the suspicion of a local viral reservoir. The study in Emerging Microbes& Infections documents a rare outbreak of Borna disease in a new endemic area in Austria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

£3 million awarded to pain research
The pain challenge seeks to fund research that will increase our understanding of the fundamental biological mechanisms and pathways which underlie musculoskeletal pain and which may lead to the prevention, identification or development of new treatments for pain.The first call for applications for our pain challenge was launched in early 2016, and we invested a total of over£3 million in 13 projects as part of this round. We wanted to tell you about all the exciting projects that we funded as part of this first call:Dr Chantal Chenu (The Royal Veterinary College)The role of the nerve growth mediator semaphorin-3A in...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - June 19, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Viral vectors for gene transfer travel longer distances in the brain than thought
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Gene transfer with laboratory-produced viruses is seen as a hopeful therapy for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's patients. A team from Vetmeduni Vienna investigated how far these viruses spread in the brain and which cells they infect. Some of these viruses travelled from injection site as far as the olfactory bulb or the cerebellum and infected neurons and other cells. This could improve selection of viral vectors for custom therapies using gene transfer. Histochemistry and Cell Biology (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research finds common household chemicals lead to birth defects in mice
(Virginia Tech) A new study at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) and the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech has found a connection between common household chemicals and birth defects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 16, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Statement from FDA Commissioner on opioid drugs with abuse-deterrent properties
Last month, I asked my colleagues at the FDA to identify what additional and more forceful steps the FDA can take, on top of the vigorous work the agency is already doing, to address the crisis of opioid addiction. Everyone at the FDA is committed to focusing on all aspects of the epidemic. The new policy steps that we announced included the formation of a steering committee to examine additional regulatory and policy actions that we can take to combat this crisis. This steering committee will place particular emphasis on evaluating efforts we can take to reduce the number of new cases of addiction. The FDA is committed to...
Source: Mass Device - June 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog FDA Voice Source Type: news

Sensitivity to inequity is in wolves' and dogs' blood
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Not only dogs but also wolves react to inequity -- similar to humans or primates. This confirms a new study by Vetmeduni Vienna. Wolves and dogs refused to cooperate in an experiment when only the partner got a treat or they themselves received a lower quality reward. The sensitivity to inequity is not likely to be an effect of domestication, as assumed so far. It is rather a behaviour inherited from a common ancestor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PetMart Pharmacy Pushes Ahead on Veterinary Compounding
PetMart Pharmacy, a Vet-VIPPS and PCAB accredited pharmacy, added over 100 new veterinary compounds to its catalog. PetMart Pharmacy's compound provides unique treatments tailored to the needs of...(PRWeb June 08, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/06/prweb14379577.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 8, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pet Insurance Is the Latest Work Perk
A growing number of companies are offering health insurance for their employees ’ dogs, cats and even potbellied pigs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUSAN JENKS Tags: Dogs Health Insurance and Managed Care Cats Pets Veterinary Medicine Source Type: news

Does Your Pet Need an Eye Doctor?
Veterinarians specialized in vision problems are few, but some conditions ailing dogs and other animals can be treated. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUSAN JENKS Tags: Eyes and Eyesight Dogs Cats Cataracts Genetics and Heredity Foxes Veterinary Medicine Surgery and Surgeons Transplants Pets Glaucoma Corneas Blindness Doctors Genetic Engineering Source Type: news