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[Drs. Aditi Das and Timothy Fan]

Possible Anti-Cancer Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Metabolism

Jul 15, 2018 / Comparative Biosciences News

Endocannabinoids May Inhibit Cancer A class of molecules formed when the body metabolizes omega-3 fatty acids could inhibit cancer’s growth and spread, University of Illinois researchers report in a new study in mice. The molecules, called endocannabinoids, are made naturally by the body and have similar properties to cannabinoids found in marijuana – but without...

[phi zeta winners 2018]

Illinois Sweeps International Veterinary Honors Society Research Awards

Jun 28, 2018 / Alumni News

Graduate students at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine took top honors in both categories of the annual scholarly article competition sponsored by Phi Zeta, the international honor society of veterinary medicine. Dr. Jamie Stewart, a PhD candidate in the laboratory of Dr. Fabio Lima, received the award for best basic research manuscript...

[Dr. William Witola]

Grant Supports Novel Approach to Fight Nematodes in Livestock

Jun 4, 2018 / Pathobiology

Unique molecules hold promise for anti-parasitic drugs Parasitic nematodes, such as roundworms, pose a big problem for the livestock industry globally. Medicines that used to control these parasites are no longer effective, but Dr. William Witola at the College of Veterinary Medicine recently received a grant to investigate a molecular pathway that would kill these...

[Dr. Pamela Wilkins]

Dr. Pamela Wilkins Receives International Applied Research Award

May 29, 2018 / General News

Dr. Pamela Wilkins, a professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine since 2008, was honored at the 15th World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) Congress, held in Beijing, People’s Republic of China in April 2018. She received the Boehringer-Ingelheim WEVA Applied Research Award. The award includes the opportunity to present an invited lecture....

[Hajera Afreen presents at Undergraduate Research Week Symposium]

Undergraduate Research Thrives at Veterinary College

Apr 22, 2018 / General News

We welcome undergraduate researchers As an R1 university—one that grants doctoral degrees and is engaged in “the highest research activity”—Illinois has always included undergraduate students in research, and the emphasis on undergraduate research is growing. The College of Veterinary Medicine, although it does not offer undergraduate degrees, engages dozens of undergraduate students from a variety...

[Saniya Rattan explains her work to a listener]

Research Day Celebrates Graduate Student Achievements

Apr 20, 2018 / General News

Dr. Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, a pediatric neurologist and professor of pediatrics, neurological sciences, and biochemistry at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, delivered the centerpiece address at the college’s annual Research Day celebration, held April 18, 2018. Her keynote talk was entitled “Targeted Treatments for Fragile X Syndrome: Modifying the Translational Pathway.” A major focus of...

[one health symposium]

‘One Health’ Emerges as Key to Public Good as Illinois Reaches 150th Anniversary

Apr 3, 2018 / Center for One Health Illinois

Solving complex, multidimensional, interdisciplinary problems How should research at a 21st century university advance the public good? That question lies at the center of a three-day conference at the culmination of the University of Illinois sesquicentennial year. One crucial answer—which links scholars across multiple disciplines—is to address urgent and critical threats to human, animal, and...

[lee ann lyons-illinois vetereinary medicine]

Tick-Tracking Program Gathers Data to Combat Tickborne Disease in Illinois

Mar 29, 2018 / General News

I-TICK Program Seeks 1,000 Samples Tickborne diseases are on the rise across the nation. Since 1990, Illinois has seen a tenfold increase in the number of reported human cases of tickborne diseases, which include Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and a dozen more. As the 2018 tick season gets under way, researchers at the...

[Dr. Kathleen Colegrove helps with an assessment of a Gulf of Mexico dolphin]

Illinois Researcher Leads Investigation on Dolphin Health

Mar 27, 2018 / General News

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill is considered one of the worst human-induced environmental disasters in history. Nearly 800 million liters of oil poured into the Gulf of Mexico, killing thousands of marine-dwelling species. In an effort to further understand how the toxic effects of oil have impacted dolphins and other marine mammals in the...