Cornell discovery holds potential for treating tuberculosis

ITHACA, N.Y. – A recent discovery by Cornell University researchers could lead to a new, effective treatment for persistent tuberculosis infections. Brian VanderVen, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology, along with colleagues at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine have discovered a key metabolic mechanism in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) bacteria, which could lead to new drugs […]

Tracing a lethal legacy: Lead poisoning in NYS bald eagles

The American bald eagle has made a successful comeback since their numbers dwindled due to human pressures in the early 1900s. However, the charismatic national bird continues to be threatened by another human-driven cause: lead. Dr. Krysten Schuler, wildlife disease ecologist with the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s New York State Animal Health Diagnostic […]

By quitting Paris accord, Trump would open Pandora’s box

President Trump is expected to announce that the U.S. is withdrawing from the Paris climate accords, a global pact designed to fight climate change. The following Cornell University experts, including COP21 delegates, discuss the ecological, economic, health and political impacts of this move. David W. Wolfe: Climate change is an economic and national security issue […]

Journalists get sneak peek of new ARK equine and aviary facilities at JFK

Get behind-the-scenes tour of the newly completed Equine Import Quarantine and Aviary and meet the veterinarian who ensures animal safety for The ARK at JFK WHO:            Journalists get a first look at The ARK’s Equine Import Quarantine and Aviary, opening June 2017, and meet the Cornell University veterinarian, Linda Mittel, who helped develop the biosecurity […]

Adoptapalooza: Three things to know before finding your four-legged family member

The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s animals will host its annual pet adoption event, Adoptapalooza, at Union Square Park this Sunday. Dr. Elizabeth Berliner, the director of Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine as well as a consultant and lead veterinarian for the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association’s Field Services […]

Migrating birds may bring bird flu to North America

Colin Parrish, John M. Olin Professor of Virology at the Baker Institute for Animal Health in Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, an expert on influenza viruses and the spread of the virus in animals, says the highly pathogenic influenza strain currently infecting wild birds and domestic poultry in several European countries could be transmitted […]

Fast, efficient sperm tails inspire nanobiotechnology

Just like workers in a factory, enzymes can create a final product more efficiently if they are stuck together in one place and pass the raw material from enzyme to enzyme, assembly line-style. That’s according to scientists at Cornell’s Baker Institute for Animal Health, the first team to recreate a 10-step biological pathway with all […]

Prepare for bird flu as never before

Jarra Jagne, a veterinarian with over 21-years of experience in poultry disease management and control, says the current spread of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N8 in Europe and the Middle East should serve as a reminder for poultry producers in the United States to prepare as never before. Biography: http://www.vet.cornell.edu/popmed/bios/jagne.cfm Jagne says: “Highly Pathogenic Avian […]

Lorin Warnick named dean of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

ITHACA, N.Y. – Dr. Lorin D. Warnick, Ph.D. ’94, interim dean of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named the Austin O. Hooey Dean of Veterinary Medicine, effective May 6. His appointment was approved this week by the Executive Committee of the Cornell University Board of Trustees and ratified by the Board […]

Surface mutation lets canine parvovirus jump to other species

ITHACA, N.Y. – Canine parvovirus, or CPV, emerged as a deadly threat to dogs in the late 1970s, most likely the result of the direct transfer of feline panleukopenia or a similar virus from domesticated cats. CPV has since spread to wild forest-dwelling animals, including raccoons, and the transfer of the virus from domesticated to […]