• 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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Research by Dr. Pam Skinner, associate professor, on CD8 T-cell immunotherapy to functionally cure HIV has been funded by MN-REACH, a joint effort between the University of Minnesota and the National Institutes of Health. As an NIH Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub, MN-REACH is committed to improving health care by fostering the development and application of therapeutics, preventives, diagnostics, devices, and tools.

Dr. Bruce Walcheck, professor in the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department; his co-principal investigator, Dr. Dan Kaufman, professor of medicine in the Minnesota Stem Cell Institute; and Bruce's coinvestigator Dr. Jimmy Wu, associate professor in the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department, were recently awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) research project grant totaling   approximately $2.25 million in total costs over five years.

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