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Do alternative diets work for pets like they do for people?

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 - More people are turning to alternative diets to stay healthy. So can the same work for our pets? Veterinarians say it’s not that simple and can sometimes even be dangerous. “Nutrition is truly not all in a can or all in a bag and not all cans and bags are created equally,” said Dr. Nolie...



Anthrax may be the next tool in the fight against bladder cancer

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 - Anthrax may soon help more people win the fight against bladder cancer, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says strikes about 72,000 Americans each year and kills about 16,000, and is one of the most expensive cancers to treat. The current treatments for bladder cancer are invasive for patients – who often must sit...



How Purdue is Addressing an Antibiotic Shortage

Thursday, October 31st, 2019 - WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — With a growing concern that the world is running out of antibiotics, Professor of Microbiology in Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Mohamed Seleem and his team are researching more than 4,000 approved drugs to test and see if any of them can more effectively treat antibiotic resistant infections. On the latest episode of...



The world is running out of antibiotics. This researcher is working on finding a solution.

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 - With too few antibiotics under development to keep up with the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections, the world is starting to run out of antibiotics.



Can herbicides cause breast cancer? Scientists discover a piece to the puzzle.

Friday, October 4th, 2019 - Scientists know that the solution to preventing breast cancer won’t come easily, but a collaborative team of scientists at Purdue University and the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM)/Institut de Cancérologie de L’Ouest (ICO) in Nantes, France, say they’ve recently discovered one of the missing pieces of the puzzle when...



What will the next 150 years bring for the College of Veterinary Medicine?

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 - The sesquicentennial celebration marks a time for Purdue to renew its commitment to growth, discovery and innovation. What giant leaps will the next 150 years bring as Purdue continues its drive to meet the world’s future challenges? In this monthly Purdue Today series, Purdue’s deans will share their thoughts on the future of their college over the...



Can service dogs help children with autism?

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 - As the number of children being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder continues to rise, so does the demand for a popular treatment – service dogs.



PU Prof Targets Hospital-Acquired Infection

Friday, September 13th, 2019 - Among hospital-acquired infections, MRSA gets most of the attention, says a Purdue University researcher; this leaves the second most common hospital-acquired infection lurking in the shadows. Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), similar to MRSA, is characterized by its antibiotic resistance, making it especially dangerous and difficult to treat. However, Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine Microbiology Professor Dr....



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...




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