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.
Researchers from the College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Public Health will investigate how detecting asymptomatic disease can reduce spread.
Despite decades of research on rotavirus A (RVA), all US pigs are highly likely to contract the virus at some point in their lifetime. Natural planned exposure — immunizing pregnant sows with live virus — passively immunizes piglets, and producers frequently work with diagnostic labs to match the strain of RVA they provide to sows with the strain showing up in their piglets. However, scientists don’t yet understand what genetic changes in RVA strains found on farms might warrant an update.
A new project sets out to clarify the distribution of pharmaceutical and personal care product contaminants in rural, tribal areas
The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) hosted its annual Points of Pride Research Day on October 2, which celebrated the College’s research program and honored faculty, fellows, students, and research partners who contribute to the advancement of biomedical sciences and veterinary medicine.