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[Fred Kummerow in lab]

‘Bad Cholesterol’ Indicates an Amino Acid Deficiency, Researcher Says

Feb 25, 2014 / General News

 Low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the “bad cholesterol” that doctors consider a sign of potential heart disease, is merely a marker of a diet lacking all of the essential amino acids, says University of Illinois comparative biosciences professor Fred Kummerow, 99, a longtime opponent of the medical establishment’s war on cholesterol.While writing about the causes of heart disease for...

John Herrmann Earns AAVMC Melcher Public Policy Award

Feb 17, 2014 / General News

The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) announced today that Dr. John A. Herrmann, from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, is the recipient of the 2014 Senator John Melcher, DVM Leadership in Public Policy Award. At the University of Illinois, Dr. Herrmann directs the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine/Master of Public Health...

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Ralph Hamor

Feb 1, 2014 / Practitioner Updates

Last summer marked the 20-year milestone for Dr. Ralph Hamor’s faculty role at the Illinois veterinary college. He has taught nearly 2,000 veterinary students about eyes, professionalism, and kindness. Through referrals, consultations, publications, and presentations, he has helped to educate thousands of practitioners. What is your favorite thing about being a veterinary ophthalmologist? Variety. I...

[Veterinary ophthalmologist Ralph Hamor examines the eye of a black dog.]

Clinical Considerations with Glaucoma

Feb 1, 2014 / Practitioner Updates

By Ralph Hamor, DVM, MS, DACVO Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in middle-aged dogs. For this reason, glaucoma should be on your list of differentials for any animal with red or watery eyes, especially for breeds that are predisposed to glaucoma, such as basset hounds, chow chows, cocker spaniels, fox terriers, Jack Russell...

[Dan Rock in a laboratory with a microscope]

Illinois receives Grand Challenges Explorations grants

Nov 20, 2013 / General News

The University of Illinois is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Daniel L. Rock, a professor of pathobiology, and Mark S. Kuhlenschmidt, a professor and the interim head of pathobiology, will pursue innovative global health and development research projects. Grand Challenges Explorations funds people worldwide to...

Study of Plastics’ Impact on Human Development Funded for 5 Years

Aug 14, 2013 / Comparative Biosciences News

A University of Illinois research program that investigates the health effects of exposure to chemicals widely used in plastics has received a five-year, $8 million grant as part of the Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers program, jointly funded through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the National Institute of Environmental Health...