Reindeer’s gift saves brother from life-threatening illness

Media Note: Images and video of reindeer brothers Moose and Little Buddy and can be downloaded at https://cornell.box.com/v/Reindeer. ITHACA, N.Y. – Some reindeer live a bit south of the North Pole. In Shortsville, New York, about 30 miles east of Rochester, reindeer brothers Moose and Little Buddy call a little farm home. Their owner, Mike Schaertl, […]

Preventing pupsicles: How to keep your canine cozy all winter 

As another season of cold temperatures and snow approaches, veterinarian and resident in the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Service Lauri-Jo Gamble offers some advice on how to keep your dog cozy in the cooler temperatures as well as ways to keep your active dog in shape throughout the winter months. Gamble says: […]

Typhoid fever toxin has a sweet tooth

ITHACA, N.Y. – Although the insidious bacterium Salmonella typhi has been around for centuries, very little is actually known about its molecular mechanisms. A new study from researchers at the College of Veterinary Medicine addresses this knowledge gap and may lead to novel, targeted treatments. Salmonella typhi can live either inside or outside host cells. Those living […]

Tips to keep pets happy and healthy this holiday season

As we move into the holiday season Leni Kaplan, a companion animal veterinarian at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, provides preparation tips and advice to help keep your furry friends safe and healthy. Bio: https://www2.vet.cornell.edu/research-departments/faculty/leni-k-kaplan-dvm-ms Kaplan says: Dangerous decorations “Keep your pet from chewing or ingesting ornaments, holiday lights, electric wires, and ribbons […]

This is why testicular cancer is so responsive to chemo

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell researchers have taken a major step toward answering a key question in cancer research: Why is testicular cancer so responsive to chemotherapy, even after it metastasizes? Professional cyclist Lance Armstrong, for example, had testicular cancer that spread to his lung and brain, yet he made a full recovery after conventional chemotherapy. […]

One Health Day puts spotlight on need for environmental resilience

In honor of International One Health Day which is today, two Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine experts explain why there needs to be greater global effort to halt climate change, reduce toxins, and stop the irrevocable loss of the biodiversity. Alexander Travis is the associate dean for international programs and public health at the Cornell University College […]

‘Boos’ and don’ts: Halloween safety for your pet

Halloween is a festive time for many, but the season of tricks and treats may spook your pets. Dr. Bruce Kornreich, Associate Director of the Cornell Feline Health Center and veterinary cardiologist, and Dr. Brian Collins, head of the Community Service Practice at Cornell University’s Hospital for Animals, offer some tips and tricks to help […]

New findings explain how UV rays trigger skin cancer

ITHACA, N.Y. – Melanoma, a cancer of skin pigment cells called melanocytes, will strike an estimated 87,110 people in the U.S. in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A fraction of those melanomas come from pre-existing moles, but the majority of them come from sources unknown – until now. Cornell researchers […]

Cornell scientists team with Brooklyn students to test NYC waters for invasive species using new ‘eDNA’ tests

WHAT:          Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School students are using a new environmental testing process as part of a growing citywide and statewide citizen-science project called FishTracker. Students will test the Hudson River for invasive and endangered aquatic species during this event. Journalists will also meet the Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine scientists who lead […]

Three tips for keeping Fido and Fluffy fit

Wednesday, Oct. 11 is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day. Leni Kaplan, a companion animal veterinarian at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, explains the dangers of pet obesity and offers three tips to help your pet shed some weight. Bio: https://www2.vet.cornell.edu/research-departments/faculty/leni-k-kaplan-dvm-ms Kaplan says: “Obesity predisposes pets to a number of serious health conditions including arthritis/joint pain […]