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 […]

New Salmonella test boosts food safety for humans and animals

ITHACA, N.Y. – A new test allows accurate, rapid testing for Salmonella bacteria, one of the leading causes of food-borne illness across all regions of the world. Salmonella can infect animals as well as people, with commonly reported cases of people falling sick after handling pets and livestock. Tests that used to take days now […]

Rabies prevention is a matter of education, vaccination

Every nine minutes someone dies from rabies, the deadliest zoonotic disease on the planet. While most cases of rabies are found in Africa, India, and other parts of Asia, each year 30,000 to 60,000 people in the United States receive post-exposure preventive treatment. Leading up to World Rabies Day on Sept. 28, four Cornell University College […]

West Nile virus and infectious diseases a concern in flooded areas

Residents in areas hit by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma continue their recovery efforts, where a major concern is standing water in homes, streets and populated areas. Isaac B. Weisfuse, a medical epidemiologist at Cornell University with more than 25 years of experience in public health at the local and national levels, says it’s important for […]

Study: Drug may curb female infertility from cancer treatments

ITHACA, N.Y. – An existing drug may one day protect premenopausal women from life-altering infertility that commonly follows cancer treatments, according to a new study. Women who are treated for cancer with radiation or certain chemotherapy drugs are commonly rendered sterile. According to a 2006 study from Weill Cornell Medicine, nearly 40 percent of all […]