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[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...

[Pretzel, a brain cancer patient treated with PAC-1)

PAC-1 Trial in Humans with Brain Cancer Extended

Nov 28, 2017 / General News

Dogs with brain tumors responded well to PAC-1 drug combo A drug that spurs cancer cells to self-destruct has been cleared for use in a clinical trial of patients with anaplastic astrocytoma, a rare malignant brain tumor, and glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive late-stage cancer of the brain. This phase Ib trial will determine if the...

[William Helferich, Jodi Flaws, James Hartman]

Study: Genistein May Adversely Affect Female Fertility

Nov 15, 2017 / Comparative Biosciences News

Genistein is found in dietary supplements Exposure to the phytoestrogen genistein prior to conception may adversely affect female fertility and pregnancy outcomes, depending on the dosage and duration of exposure, a new study in mice suggests. Chronic preconception exposure to genistein affected pregnancy rates in mice and was associated with prolonged labor, smaller litters and...

[13 fianlists in the Researach Live! 2017 competition]

Graduate Students Shine at Campus Competition

Nov 9, 2017 / Comparative Biosciences News

Vet Med Steals the Show The College of Veterinary Medicine continued its excellent showing at the Research Live! competition sponsored by the University of Illinois Graduate College. The competition, now in its third year, has featured veterinary medicine graduate students every year. During the first year, Robin Holland, who is in the college’s combined DVM-PhD...

Dr. Megan Mahoney and Katherine Hatcher

Mahoney Receives Research Funding from Carle Illinois

Sep 29, 2017 / General News

Dr. Megan Mahoney, associate professor of comparative biosciences, will receive $50,000 from a Carle Foundation and University of Illinois initiative for a research project that will focus on the impact of hormonal changes and environmental chemicals on sleep disruptions in menopausal women. She has an extensive research background studying hormones and biological rhythms, and is...