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Cancer drug tested in pet dogs is now bound for human trials

Author: Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:July 16, 2013

Thanks to a new $2 million investment, a drug that spurs cancer cells to self-destruct while sparing healthy cells is on the road to human clinical trials. The compound, known as PAC-1, has so far proven safe and has promising anti-cancer effects in cell culture, in mouse models of cancer and in pet dogs with spontaneously occurring lymphomas and osteosarcomas.

Published Date: July 16, 2013


Stuart C. Clark-Price, a specialist in anesthesiology and pain management in the U. of I. Veterinary Teaching Hospital, is leading a multi-university research project aimed at developing treatment protocols that help horses get back on their hooves quickly and safely after surgery.

Cellphone technology helps horses recover from surgery

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:May 23, 2013

Stuart C. Clark-Price, a specialist in anesthesiology and pain management in the U. of I. Veterinary Teaching Hospital, is leading a multi-university research project aimed at developing treatment protocols that help horses get back on their hooves quickly and safely after surgery.

Published Date: May 23, 2013


Illinois professor of animal and nutritional sciences Kelly Swanson, left, and his research team, including Maria de Godoy, recently published a study that shows how molecular biology technologies are making the mechanisms underlying the pet obesity epidemic more easily understood.

Molecular techniques are man's new best friend in pet obesity research

Author: Chelsey Coombs

Published Date:April 9, 2013

According to the World Health Organization, more than two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. And its not just humans who are packing on the pounds. Our furry companions are plagued by an obesity epidemic of their own. More than 50 percent of the dogs and cats in the United States are overweight or obese.

Published Date: April 9, 2013


A better mousetrap The VetMouseTrap, a restraint device developed by veterinary radiologist Robert K. OBrien, is enabling clinicians to conduct CT scans on patients that couldnt be scanned previously, leading to faster diagnosis and treatment of life-threatening conditions.

'Mouse trap' allows vets to make faster diagnoses, without anesthesia

Author: Sharita Forrest, News Editor

Published Date:February 27, 2013

Advancements in the use of computed tomography (also known as CT) imaging by researchers at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital are enabling them to diagnose life-threatening conditions in dogs and cats faster, dramatically affecting the course, outcomes and costs of treatment.

Published Date: February 27, 2013


The Wildlife Medical Clinic has created a classroom-focused website to educate students from kindergarten through high school about wildlife, natural resources and conservation efforts by engaging the students with hands-on Internet-based lessons.

New website educates about wildlife, conservation, natural resources

Author: Madeline Ley

Published Date:February 4, 2013

The Web has become a little more wild with the introduction of a website that explores human interactions with the natural world. The Wildlife Medical Clinic at the University of Illinois recently created a classroom-focused website called Wildlife Encounters to educate students of all ages about the world around them.

Published Date: February 4, 2013