By Niharika Gupta
School of Veterinary Medicine
Cindy Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine is mentioned for leading a tour of the Working Dog Center for two senators.
It’s called bird flu for a reason. Particular characteristics about the influenza virus known as H5N1 allow it to primarily affect avifauna, though in some worrying cases the disease has been passed to humans.
The Ebola virus acts fast. The course of infection, from exposure to recovery, or death, can take as little as two weeks. That may not leave enough time for the immune system to mount an effective response.
Tracy Bale of the School of Veterinary Medicine and her team found that the microRNAs in mouse sperm go on to have a profound effect on the offspring's brain.
Barbara Dallap Schaer, Dean Richardson, and JoAnn Slack of the School of Veterinary Medicine comment on their pioneering robotics to treat a moving horse.
More and more, scientists have realized that DNA is not the only way that a parent can pass on traits to their offspring. Events experienced by a parent over a lifetime can also have an impact.