University of Minnesota researchers develop novel, field-deployable test for CWD
VETgirl gift establishes diversity, equity, and inclusion scholarship at CVM
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Newly funded: Identifying new immunotherapies for sarcomas in dogs and people
A team of researchers led by Peter Larsen, PhD, and Davis Seelig, DVM, PhD, DACVP, recently received $225,000 from the Rapid Agricultural Response Fund at the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station to determine the chronic wasting disease (CWD) prion burden, and its infectivity, in venison meat and on meat processing equipment. CWD is an infectious, 100% fatal neurodegenerative disease in deer, moose, and other cervids.
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. Many adult and pediatric tumor types overexpress the B7-H3 protein, including soft tissue and bone sarcomas.