Pets with Diabetes Sought for Trial

Apr 18, 2021 / In the News

News-Gazette (April 16) – “Transplantation of feces from a healthy donor into the intestine of a sick patient has been done successfully in people, laboratory rodents and dogs,” Dr. Arnon Gal explained. “The procedure was shown to improve insulin sensitivity in obese humans with diabetes. In a recent study from New Zealand, fecal transplantation from...

GIS Expert Makes Map of Vaccination Rate by Neighborhood

Apr 18, 2021 / In the News

News-Gazette (April 18) – The maps were made for the health district by Bill Brown, GIS analyst for the University of Illinois Department of Pathobiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine. They include vaccination data for those who have had at least one dose through April 13, Brown said.

Rapid Antigen COVID Tests vs. PCR Tests

Apr 15, 2021 / In the News

Bloomberg (April 14) – In a paper published in March — not yet peer reviewed — researchers led by Rebecca L. Smith at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that, among other things, PCR tests were indeed better at detecting infections early on than a Quidel rapid antigen test. But the difference narrowed after...

Hedgehog Husbandry

Apr 9, 2021 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; April 8) – Dr. Spencer Kehoe explains everything you need to keep your hedgehog happy and healthy, from diet, to exercise, housing, and veterinary care. Everything you need to know to keep your pet hedgehog happy and healthy

Atrial Fibrillation in Horses

Apr 9, 2021 / In the News

News-Gazette (April 9) – At the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, Dr. Ryan Fries, a board-certified veterinary cardiologist, and Dr. Scott Austin, who is board-certified in large-animal veterinary internal medicine, work to treat horses with atrial fibrillation.

Prenatal Phthalate Exposure Associated with Cognitive Deficits

Apr 7, 2021 / In the News

News-Medical (April 7) – Exposure to phthalates, a class of chemicals widely used in packaging and consumer products, is known to interfere with normal hormone function and development in human and animal studies. Now researchers, led by Susan Schantz, a neurotoxicologist and professor emerita of comparative biosciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, have found...

Cats and Cancer

Apr 6, 2021 / In the News

News-Gazette (April 2) – Dr. Alycen Lundberg, a veterinary oncologist at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, studies cancer in feline patients to improve the lives of feline and human patients everywhere.

Rabid Bat Found in Illinois

Apr 5, 2021 / In the News

The Center Square (Chicago, April 3) – The Illinois Department of Public Health has identified the first rabid bat of 2021 in Illinois. Dr. Will Sander, a professor of veterinary medicine and preventative medicine and public health director at Illinois, says bats have tiny teeth and people may not be aware that they have been...

COVID Vaccine Priorities

Apr 2, 2021 / In the News

The Chronicle of Higher Education (March 30) – Rebecca L. Smith, a professor of pathobiology who works on the U. of I.’s coronavirus-testing strategy, says more-vulnerable people should get vaccines before college students. “Personally, I would much rather see the vaccines go to those marginalized communities who are put at risk because of systematic issues...

Study Links Virus to Cancer in Sea Lions

Mar 31, 2021 / In the News

Laboratory Equipment (March 31) – The paper was the result of an international, cross-discipline effort, combining multiple techniques from a variety of specialists to unlock the mysteries of this disease. The research relied on novel techniques using RNAscope® Technology and Base Scope™, tools that allow researchers to pinpoint high viral gene expression within tumor tissue...