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    Dr. Jody Lulich inducted into UMN Academy for Excellence

    The honor recognizes outstanding faculty in clinical practice

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    The sky’s the limit

    Expanding role of university-industry partnerships increases opportunities for student development, research, and more

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    Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center renewal announced

    Over $9.2 million in federal funding to focus on worker health, safety projects in animal agriculture

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    Getting a leg up on adoption

    Rescued pit bull finds forever home after a life-changing surgery made possible by special fund

         

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A recent study led by Dr. John Collister found that the median preoptic nucleus (MnPO), a cluster of nerves in the hypothalamus, helps direct the body’s blood pressure. Deciphering which parts of the brain regulate the body’s blood pressure could help scientists pin down more effective, lasting treatments for this widespread issue.

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is a viral disease that impacts the health of pigs and costs the global swine industry a staggering $664 million per year. Controlling PRRS has proven to be a major challenge in part because of the diversity of genetic variants of the virus that are in circulation. In a recent USDA-funded study led by CVM’s Dr. Kimberly VanderWaal and Dr.

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