blog postsStudy explores risk factors linked to chikungunya and dengue outbreaksJul 24, 2018 8:15 am1013 views In one of the largest studies of its kind, researchers analyzed chikungunya and dengue outbreak data from 76 countries over a period of 50 years, focusing on regions across the Indian Ocean that are hard hit by these and other mosquito-borne infectious diseases.Study finds fungal disease of snakes in 19 states, Puerto RicoOct 8, 2020 1:00 pm1756 views In a collaborative effort between scientists and personnel on U.S. military bases in 31 states and Puerto Rico, researchers surveyed for an infection caused by an emerging fungal pathogen that afflicts snakes. The effort found infected snakes on military bases in 19 states and Puerto Rico, demonstrating that the fungus is more widely distributed than was previously known. The team reports the findings in the journal PLOS ONE.Study in mice finds dietary levels of genistein may adversely affect female fertilityNov 14, 2017 8:30 am664 views 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 by scientists at the University of Illinois suggests.Study links fetal and newborn dolphin deaths to Deepwater Horizon oil spillApr 12, 2016 8:30 am943 views Scientists have finalized a five-year study of newborn and fetal dolphins found stranded on beaches in the northern Gulf of Mexico between 2010 and 2013. Their study, reported in the journal Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, identified substantial differences between fetal and newborn dolphins found stranded inside and outside the areas affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.Study links prenatal phthalate exposure to altered information processing in infantsApr 6, 2021 7:30 am18839 views Researchers have found evidence linking pregnant women’s exposure to phthalates to altered cognitive outcomes in their infants.Study: Omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation via cannabinoidsJul 18, 2017 10:00 am5190 views Chemical compounds called cannabinoids are found in marijuana and also are produced naturally in the body from omega-3 fatty acids. A well-known cannabinoid in marijuana, THC, is responsible for some of its euphoric effects, but it also has anti-inflammatory benefits. A new study in animal tissue reveals the cascade of chemical reactions that convert omega-3 fatty acids into cannabinoids that have anti-inflammatory benefits – but without the psychotropic high. Team finds bovine kobuvirus in USDec 12, 2019 8:00 am1959 views A virus that afflicts cattle that was first discovered in Japan in 2003 has made its way to the U.S., researchers report in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.Treating newborn horses: A unique form of pediatricsApr 6, 2011 9:00 am255 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Like any other newborn, the neonatal horse can be a challenging patient. Its immune system is still under construction, its blood chemistry can vary wildly, and - like most infants - it wants to stay close to mom.U. of I. designated one of first Veterinary Trauma CentersMay 2, 2013 9:00 am98 views The small animal emergency service at the U. of I. Veterinary Teaching Hospital is one of nine U.S. veterinary hospitals and clinics to be provisionally designated as a Veterinary Trauma Center by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.U. of I. veterinarians build better 'mouse trap' for enhanced diagnosesMar 30, 2011 9:00 am779 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Veterinary radiologists in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois recently obtained what are believed to be the first 3-D internal renderings of dogs' larynxes by using a restraint device they created that allows clinicians to perform CT scans on awake small animals without chemical restraint.Update on the spread of avian influenzaMay 1, 2006 9:00 am62 views A Minute With™... Yvette J. Johnson, a professor of veterinary clinical medicineVeterinarians: Dogs, too, can experience hearing lossMar 5, 2020 8:15 am2303 views Just like humans, dogs are sometimes born with impaired hearing or experience hearing loss as a result of disease, inflammation, aging or exposure to noise. Dog owners and K-9 handlers ought to keep this in mind when adopting or caring for dogs, and when bringing them into noisy environments, researchers say.Veterinary infectious disease expert weighs in on coronavirus threatMar 9, 2020 8:15 am8906 views Influenza, SARS and COVID-19 are all zoonotic diseases, readily transmitted from animals to humans. The viruses that cause these diseases also share traits that allow them to quickly mutate, infect widely and spread around the world. In a new podcast, a veterinarian and expert in zoonotic diseases offers insights into the special characteristics of the new coronavirus that make it more like influenza and less like SARS or the virus that causes the especially lethal Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome.What is the coronavirus spreading across the globe?Jan 23, 2020 10:30 am4431 views The first case of a novel strain of coronavirus has been confirmed in the United States. Virologist Leyi Wang, a professor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois, discussed the outbreak of the new strain with News Bureau biomedical sciences editor Liz Ahlberg Touchstone.When veterinarians become crime scene investigatorsJun 17, 2016 1:45 pm894 views A Minute With...™ veterinary diagnostic laboratory professor Adam SternWild sharks, redfish harbor antibiotic-resistant bacteriaJun 16, 2010 9:00 am453 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Researchers have found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in seven species of sharks and one redfish species captured in waters off Massachusetts, Florida, Louisiana and Belize. Most of these wild, free-swimming fish harbored several drug-resistant bacterial strains. With online games, high school students learn how to rein in disease outbreaksJun 27, 2016 11:00 am1489 views High school students investigate Ebola-like outbreaks and administer vaccines through Outbreak!, a new summer course at Illinois that uses online games to encourage critical thinking about fighting infectious diseases.