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With Governor Walz’s signature, just over $1.8 million will flow from the Minnesota Environmental Trust Fund to support the development of a rapid and reliable diagnostic test for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).
Environmental Trust Fund to support five projects that CVM faculty are either leading or involved in. The largest project will develop a rapid and reliable diagnostic test for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). If successful, the $1.8 million, two-year effort will lead to a hand-held device capable of field testing a variety of substances for the presence of CWD.
Out of the 23 veterinary graduate students nationwide who applied for the Early Stage Investigator Award, Elaine Norton, DVM, MS, PhD student, and Sian Durward-Akhurst, BVMS, MS, PhD student, have both been selected as finalists. Only five finalists were chosen.
New state funding enables multidisciplinary researchers to track the top disease threat to moose survival—brainworm
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, MAY 2019 --- With new funding from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, researchers from the University of Minnesota, Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, and Virginia Tech University are collaborating to improve moose survival and health by mapping brainworm transmission in northern Minnesota.
Researchers use new state funding to understand spruce grouse movement as an indicator of wildlife response to the northward shift of Minnesota’s boreal forests
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, MAY 2019 --- Scientists from the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are using funds from the Environment and Natural Resources Fund to perform research that will improve timber harvest planning in ways that are compatible with conservation of wildlife populations. The funds, approved by the Minnesota Legislature, are for roughly $300,000 over the next three years (until June 2022).