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Collaborations inspire discoveries and innovative approaches to some of the most challenging issues facing society today, such as genetics, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease. The following examples highlight life-enhancing research in progress at the College.

Sheep

REVERSE GENETICS: BETTER VACCINES

Collaboration Works Backwards to Fight Virus Attacking Ruminants... <more>.

cancer

MOLECULE THAT CAN STARVE CANCER CELL

While overcoming an addiction is usually the healthy choice, cancer... <more>.

virus

ADVANCING VACCINES

Another outbreak of equine herpesvirus type-1 swept through the US...<more>.

Leishmania

BACTERIA TO FIGHT PARASITES

Grant to develop vaccine to rampant parasitic disease may help ...<more>.

canine

A (CANINE) LEG UP ON ARTHRITIS

Large-breed dogs can suffer from a forelimb lameness when ...<more>.

horse

STEM CELL TEAR REPAIR

Treatment uses the body’s own stem cells to heal cartilage in horses....<more>.

elephant

HOPE FOR THE ELEPHANTS

At first, the baby elephant was quiet. She appeared to have a mild .... <more>.

heart beat

PATH TO THE HEART

Student explores molecular pathways leading to boxer heart disease.<more>.

herpes

OUTWITTING A VIRUS

Can herpes viruses across species be disabled with a single knockout... <more>.

cancer

STOPPING THE SPREAD OF CANCER

Surprise packages sent by cancer cells can turn normal cells... <more>.

Cows

NEW SALMONELLA DUBLIN TEST FOR MILK AND CATTLE

Salmonella can cause serious disease on cattle farms... <more>.

Tiny Organism

BIG RESULTS TEACHING SCIENCE WITH TINY ORGANISMS

A tiny, single-celled organism is having a big effect... <more>.

TUMORS

MISSING GENE THAT MAY EFFECT BREAST CANCERS

A new study shows that the lack of a certain gene occurs in almost... <more>.

Joe Wakshlag with Dog

AMERICANS ARE GETTING FATTER AND SO ARE THEIR PETS

Following rising trends in human obesity, nearly half of pet... <more>.

Tick

TICKS UNTOLD

Ticks identified as prime suspects causing mystery fevers ... <more>.

Boxers

INFLAMMATION TAKES CENTER STAGE

For as long as people have suffered with Chrohn's ... <more>.

RhinoBaby

RHINO RELOCATION

Professor devoted to wildlife protection asks "what's the best way...?" ... <more>