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Dr. Kummerow seeks funding for Alzheimer research

Oct 5, 2015 / In the News

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Oct. 4) – Philanthropists might question the value of donating to the world’s oldest working scientist. But even in his ninth decade of research, Dr. Fred Kummerow knows he’s a good investment: “I’ve gotten the trans fat out of the diet — has somebody else done that?” Also covered by: Fox...

Pets and Marijuana

Oct 4, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (Oct. 4) – Dr. Tina Wismer, a veterinary toxicologist who serves as medical director at the ASPCA poison control center in Urbana and is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, says the increase in calls to the poison center about pets ingesting the drug does not necessarily...

Birthday Wish of 101-year-old Researcher: Funding

Sep 29, 2015 / In the News

Washington Post (Sept. 29) – What do you get for the 101-year-old who has everything? Dr. Fred Kummerow has little interest in presents. Instead, in a heartfelt note Tuesday to friends and colleagues, Kummerow asked for a different kind of gift: Funding to keep his university lab up and running.

Annual Open House 2015

Sep 24, 2015 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Sept. 24) – Make plans to attend the annual open house event on Sunday, October 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., when more than 300 veterinary students will host the public for a behind-the-scenes look at the state’s only veterinary college. Also in: News-Gazette (Sept. 27) WCIA-TV (Oct. 1)

Free Symposium Presents Plastics’ Health Research

Sep 19, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (Sept. 19) – Findings will be presented from a federally funded project that recruits pregnant women in their first trimester and follows them and their babies to measure exposure to BPA, phthalates, triclosan (found in some antibacterial products, such as soaps) and parabens (found in cosmetics) and to collect data on the babies’ growth...

Forensic Pathologist Testifies in Cruelty Case

Sep 16, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (Sept. 16) – “The pain centers of the dog are … millions of little nerves that can perceive pain. Every one of those little nerves would be firing in pain. This would be extreme pain,” said Dr. Adam Stern, a University of Illinois veterinary pathologist who conducted the necropsy on Malik, a pit bull...

Dog Flu Threat Over

Sep 9, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (Sept. 9) – Dr. Maureen McMichael, a professor of emergency and critical care at the UI College of Veterinary Medicine, said the UI veterinary diagnostic lab hasn’t seen any positive cases of canine flu since June, so it should be fine to take your dog to the park as long as you exercise normal...

Wildlife Clinic Shows Skink

Sep 9, 2015 / In the News

ciLiving (Sept. 9) – A skink from the University of Illinois’ Wildlife Clinic visited the WCIA studio.

Second Sunday in September is National Pet Memorial Day

Sep 6, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (Sept. 6) – Cheryl Weber, a client counselor specialist at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, says the way individuals cope with the death of a pet can be diverse, varying to meet each person’s unique needs.

Avoid Rabbit Fever

Aug 31, 2015 / In the News

News-Gazette (Aug. 30) – A disease of wildlife called tularemia, also known as rabbit fever, has been reported in every state except Hawaii, according to Kelly Rockwell, a third-year student at the UI College of Veterinary Medicine who co-manages the student-run Wildlife Medical Clinic. “Tularemia has been around a long time,” Rockwell said. “It is...