FORENSIC ODONTOLOGY: UT Comparative and Experimental Medicine (CEM), a joint program between the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Graduate School of Medicine, is launching the first post-graduate degree program in forensic odontology in the United States. The master’s program addresses the need for additional professionals trained to investigate crime scenes, provide positive identifications, and to process dental remains as evidence. More...
Global Ranavirus Reporting System (GRRS): Prof. Debra Miller helped design an open-source Web platform for global ranavirus surveillance data. Ranaviruses are capable of causing systemic hemorrhaging in amphibians, reptiles, and fish. More...
The work of Comparative and Experimental Medicine doctoral student Rebekah Kennedy was recently featured in Medical Xpress, a web-based medical and health news service. Her work focuses on triclocarban (TCC), an antimicrobial agent that is frequently added to bar soap. "Our research adds to the growing body of scientific literature suggesting unintended health consequences related to nonprescription antimicrobial use and will allow pregnant and nursing mothers to make informed decisions regarding use of these antimicrobial products," Kennedy said. Read more here.
A group of researchers in the Large Animal Clinical Sciences Department is working on regenerative medicine in horses. Specifically, they are using adult mesenchymal stem cells harvested from the horses themselves and injecting these stem cells into areas of the horse's body that need treatment, like joints. (L-R: Dr. Madhu Dhar, Dr. Jim Schumacher, Dr. H. Steve Adair, Ms. Nancy Neilsen)
Dr. Stephen Kania (L) & Dr. David Bemis (R) study Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, which is the main cause of skin infections in dogs. Many isolates of this bacterium are now resistant to certain antibiotics. Their research team continues to map this resistance and has shown a large cluster of resistance in the southeastern United States. Their ultimate goal is to determine how such organisms exchange resistance properties.
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