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I Tried the Most Popular Dog DNA Tests to Find the Best One

Monday, August 12th, 2019 - Dr. Kari Ekenstedt was in this month’s issue of Good Housekeeping talking about DNA tests for dogs! When the samples arrive at the lab, technicians manually extract and process the DNA on the cheek swab to those in their database. A computer algorithm then creates a chart of how much of each breed your dog’s...



Data Science Project Tracks Spread of Superbugs

Thursday, June 6th, 2019 - Audrey Ruple, an assistant professor of veterinary medicine, is developing a surveillance system using data science to monitor the spread of resistance and ultimately help prevent outbreaks of superbugs. Her work is being funded in part through Purdue’s Integrative Data Science Initiative. “In 2017, there was a woman who came back to the United States after...



Scientists study how service dogs help veterans cope with PTSD

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 -  To say retired Army Sgt. Carlos Cruz depends heavily on his service dog, Hannah, is an understatement. Cruz was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after returning from service in northern Afghanistan where he hunted for enemy explosive devices. He acquired Hannah in January 2018 and says he’s thankful for her every day. “It’s amazing what she does...



New Study Suggests Service Dogs Can Impact Psychosocial Health of Household

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 - New data published in The American Journal of Occupational Therapy suggests the impact of a service dog may extend beyond the recipient and have positive impacts on family members as well. This study, funded by Elanco Animal Health Incorporated and conducted by Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, is the first of its kind using...



The Death of Antibiotics

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 - Dr. Mohamed Seleem‘s work was featured in Newsweek’s top story titled “The Death of Antibiotics: We’re Running Out of Effective Drugs to Fight Off an Army of Superbugs”. “Mohamed Seleem, a Purdue University biologist, and his colleagues were trying to come up with a way to quickly identify infectious bacteria in blood samples by hitting...



Purdue animal hospital, oldest facility of its kind, gets $73M boost from Statehouse

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 - WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Ace, a red fox Labrador retriever, is a regular at the Purdue Small Animal Hospital. His owners, Ron and Denise Raduenz, on Friday drove an hour-and-a-half from Cedar Lake, in northwest Indiana, just as they have for the past seven years, when Ace was diagnosed with blastomycosis, a fungal disease that...



Mild equine asthma can distinguish winners from losers on the racetrack

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 - Meet the Purdue prof leading the charge toward diagnosing and treating the disease WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — From chariot racing in ancient Rome to the modern Kentucky Derby, horse racing has been celebrated in some form for more than a thousand years. Whether the horses’ hooves were pounding around in a dirt-filled coliseum or a...



Blue light could treat superbug infections

Thursday, April 4th, 2019 - Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a bacterium that causes infection in various parts of the body, is often called a “superbug” thanks to its ability to dodge many common antibiotics. Although most MRSA infections aren’t serious, some can be life-threatening, sometimes resulting in amputation of the infected appendage. Rather than rolling the dice with a multi-drug...



Purdue Asthma Test Helps Heal Racehorses

Monday, February 4th, 2019 - Indiana is the only place in the world with a cutting-edge respiratory testing device for horses. Veterinarians and engineers at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine developed the tool to bring clarity to an elusive condition. Behind lameness, respiratory issues are the second-leading cause of an equine athlete’s poor performance, but symptoms are subtle...



World War II weapon used in new battle: Combating Parkinson’s disease

Thursday, December 6th, 2018 - WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A World War II chemical weapon antidote is shown to be effective combating a new enemy: Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s is characterized by the steady and progressive loss of brain cells. Those afflicted show early symptoms of trembling in their hands, arms, legs, jaw and face. It can progress to the point...




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