Comparative Biosciences News

[illustration depicting cell membranes that are reactive to light]

Blue light is illuminating new understanding of a key signaling pathway in embryo development, tissue maintenance and cancer genesis. Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign developed an approach using blue light to activate the…
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[Andressa Gonsioroski and Kathy De La Torre]

Students Recognized at Society of Toxicology Meeting

March 29, 2021 / Comparative Biosciences News

Research by Undergraduate, Doctoral Students Two student researchers working in the laboratory of Dr. Jodi Flaws, professor in the Department of Comparative Biosciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine, were honored at the Society of…
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Aditi Das

Lipid Metabolites Target Pain, Inflammatory Pathways in Neurons

February 10, 2021 / Comparative Biosciences News

Findings May Lead to Opioid Alternatives When modified using a process known as epoxidation, two naturally occurring lipids are converted into potent agents that target multiple cannabinoid receptors in neurons, interrupting pathways that promote pain…
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Yee Ming Khaw and Makoto Inoue

Childhood Trauma Could Play Role in Multiple Sclerosis

February 09, 2021 / Comparative Biosciences News

Mouse Study Suggests Treatment Approach Childhood trauma could affect the trajectory of multiple sclerosis development and response to treatment in adulthood, a recent study in mice found. Mice that had experienced stress when young were…
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[Zeeshan Fazal]

Postdoc Part of Study on Little Satellite with Big Benefits

February 15, 2019 / Comparative Biosciences News

Antibiotic Resistance in Space Dr. Zeeshan Fazal, a postdoctoral research associate currently working in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Spinella, comparative biosciences, received a commendation for work he participated in while at Stanford University. The…
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[Dr. Jodi Flaws and graduate student Katie Chiang]

Phthalate May Impair Fertility in Female Mice

February 07, 2019 / Comparative Biosciences News

Many Rodent Studies Link Phthalates to Health Problems A phthalate found in many plastic and personal care products may decrease fertility in female mice, a new study found. Researchers at the University of Illinois found…
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