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[veterinary faculty with appointments at carle illinois medical college]

Five Veterinary Faculty Among Medical College Inaugural 100

May 8, 2017 / Comparative Biosciences News

Five faculty members in the College of Veterinary Medicine are among the 100 prominent researchers, administrators, and medical professionals named to the faculty of the new Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the world’s first engineering-based college of medicine. The medical college is a partnership between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Carle Health System,...

Public Hearing Marks Step Toward Unified Basic Sciences Department

Feb 24, 2017 / Comparative Biosciences News

New Department Part of College Strategic Plan The hearing is required as part of Senate Standing Rule #13, “Formation, Termination, Separation, Transfer, Merger, Change in Status, or Renaming of Units.” Creating a unified basic sciences department is one of the initiatives identified in the college’s 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, under the goal to “expand and support...

[vector-borne disease Culex larvae]

Illinois Part of New Center Focused on Vector-Borne Disease

Feb 19, 2017 / Center for One Health Illinois

Illinois research to address regional health concerns The University of Illinois is among a consortium of Midwestern universities in a new federally funded center created to fight diseases spread by insect vectors, especially mosquitoes and ticks, through a unified approach of research, training, and practice. The Upper Midwestern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases,...

[Dr. Allan Paul]

Remembering Dr. Allan Paul

Feb 13, 2017 / Alumni News

Memorial Event A public memorial event will be held on May 27 from noon to 3 pm, with prayers and toasts at 1 pm, at Papa Del’s Pizza, 1201 S. Neil St., Champaign, Ill. Memorial Contributions for the Dr. Allan Paul Fund Dr. Paul’s family has indicated that a college fund will be created in...

[erdman, bolton, wallig]

Paper: Enzyme That Digests Vitamin A Also May Regulate Testosterone Levels

Dec 7, 2016 / Pathobiology

John Erdman Jr., Eric Bolton, and Matthew Wallig An enzyme that converts the dietary carotenoid beta carotene into vitamin A in the body may also regulate testosterone levels and growth of the prostate, a new study found. Scientists at the University of Illinois explored the impact of the enzyme Bco1 on testosterone levels and testosterone-sensitive...

[William Witola - C. parvum]

New Approach to Tackling Parasitic Disease Attracts Funding

Nov 29, 2016 / General News

As a young veterinarian in Zambia, Dr. William Witola wanted to know why the baby cows he saw were dying from a parasite resisting all treatment. Decades later, the University of Illinois Veterinary Medicine researcher is designing small molecules to silence that same parasite’s gene expression, find potential drug targets and help end a disease...

[tamoxifen study leaders]

Scientists Identify Genes That Disrupt Response to Breast Cancer Treatment

Sep 7, 2016 / Pathobiology

Scientists may have unlocked the genetic code that determines why many patients with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer fail to respond to the widely used drug tamoxifen. Patients who have higher levels of several nuclear transport genes – particularly the protein XPO1 – are more likely to be resistant to tamoxifen, resulting in the development of...

[Robin Holland and her dog on the UI quad]

NIH Award Broadens Impact for DVM-PhD Student

Apr 11, 2016 / Pathobiology

Federal Award Advances Clinician-Scientist Careers Robin Holland, a student in the Veterinary Medical Scholars Program at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, has been awarded a highly competitive and prestigious fellowship from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support her training for a career in research. Holland received an NIH Ruth L....

[Dr. Elizabeth Driskell and Clyde, a golden retriever, in an exam room]

Seeking a Faster Way to Catch the Kennel Cough Culprit

Apr 8, 2015 / Pathobiology

A cough, runny nose, fever, and lethargy. In dogs, these are classic signs of highly infectious upper respiratory problems that are lumped under the broad term “kennel cough.” The specific pathogen causing kennel cough may be viral, bacterial, or a combination of these. Because many different pathogens cause kennel cough, laboratory testing is required to...