AUBURN, AL -11/14/06 - Auburn University veterinary researchers received a $1.4-million National Cancer Institute grant to study targeted gene therapy for lymphoma, a project that could change the treatment regimens for dogs and humans.
RALEIGH, NC - 11/10/06 - Against the backdrop of war and shrouded in secrecy and heavy security, six American veterinarians traveled to Northern Iraq recently to meet with about 90 of their Iraqi counterparts.
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - 11/9/06 - Purdue University officials recently dedicated Indiana's first radiation therapy facility to treat cancer in small animals as veterinarians throughout the region are booking its first patients.
MADISON, WI - 11/6/06 - More than 150 individuals representing Wisconsin's farm industries, the university, and an interested public helped celebrate the completion of the new Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (WVDL) recently.
Washington, D.C. - Dr. R. Douglas Meckes, a former congressional fellow of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), joined the association's Governmental Relations Division in October to deal with research, Homeland Security, pharmaceuticals and other hot-button issues.
PHILADELPHIA - 11/1/06 - Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have discovered an evolutionary link between the immune systems of fish and mammals in the form of a primitive version of B cells - white blood cells of the immune system.
CORVALLIS, OR - 10/31/06 - A team of Oregon State University veterinary medicine students will journey to Nicaragua in December to spend two weeks in remote villages providing veterinary care to large animals, conducting public outreach and education, and hosting free spay and neuter clinics.
NORTH GRAFTON, MA - 10/23/06 - Audubon Society of Rhode Island, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, and Wildlife Rehabilitators of Rhode Island are teaming up with the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine's Seabird Ecological Assessment Network (SEANET) to study the health of seabirds in Rhode Island through beached bird surveys conducted by volunteers.
PULLMAN, WA - 10/17/06 - Dr. Guy Palmer, a veterinary pathologist at Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, was elected to the National Academy of Science's Institute of Medicine (IOM).