• CWD testing in the field

    University of Minnesota researchers develop novel, field-deployable test for CWD

    University of Minnesota researchers at the Minnesota Center for Prion Research (MNPRO) have developed a novel approach to field testing chronic wasting disease (CWD). Read more

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    VETgirl gift establishes diversity, equity, and inclusion scholarship at CVM

    VETgirl, an online veterinary continuing education webinar service for veterinary professionals, has given a gift to establish the VETgirl Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Scholarship at CVM. Read more

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    Newly funded: Identifying new immunotherapies for sarcomas in dogs and people

    A team of University of Minnesota researchers led by Jessica Lawrence, DVM, DACVIM, DACVR, DECVDI, and Daniel Vallera, PhD, recently received $500,000 from the V Foundation for Cancer Research to investigate the B7-H3 protein’s role in the immune response in canine and human cancer. Read more

         

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As COVID-19 spread across the world, doctors and researchers alike noted a variety of symptoms associated with sick patients. Experts are beginning to consider that a portion of these varying symptoms, as well as the likelihood of contracting the disease and morbidity rates, could be attributed to differences between individuals’ biologically assigned sex and race. A research team led by Manci Li, PhD candidate, recently published a perspective review looking at host response to coronavirus infection based on the host’s genome.

Zika virus (ZIKV) is unique among viruses in its family in that it can be sexually transmitted between humans without the need for a mosquito host. However, the impact of these direct human-to-human transmission chains on the ability to alter the evolution of ZIKV remains poorly understood. A team of researchers led by Matthew T.

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