W. Ronnie Coffman (Food)

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International Professor of Plant Breeding and Director of International Programs of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Coffman also serves as Principal Investigator of the Agricultural Innovation Partnership, the Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat project, Driving Genetic Gain in Wheat project and the Next Generation Cassava project. He serves as…

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Taking a Planetary Health and One Health Approach to Public Health

As the global population grows and human innovations abound, the world becomes a smaller yet more complex place. With sufficient resources, one can get to almost any point in the world in some 48 hours. With this mobility, ideas and commerce move rapidly. Along with them, infections and vectors of…

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Poultry Vaccine Innovators Receive Award

Bruce Calnek, DVM ’55, the Steffen Professor Emeritus of Veterinary Medicine, and Karel Schat, Ph.D. ’78, professor emeritus in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology were awarded the 2015 Ezra Technology Innovator Award for their work as inventors of the Marek’s disease vaccine. Cornell patented the SB-1 strain that Calnek and…

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In Vitro Puppies Born at CVM

Alex Travis, associate professor of reproductive biology in the Baker Institute for Animal Health in Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and other Cornell researchers succeeded in producing the first litter of puppies through in vitro fertilization. This is not only a significant breakthrough in terms of reproductive technology, but also…

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CVM Team Rescues 28 Animals

Dr. Elizabeth Berliner, the Janet L. Swanson Director of Shelter Medicine at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine, was a first responder in a local case of pet hoarding. Twenty-eight unhealthy animals were seized from their Newfield home in November 2015 and their owners are facing charges. While hoarded animals often suffer from serious conditions,…

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Dog Tags for Health

A Rapid Response Fund grant from the Cornell Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future has allowed Cornell researchers and collaborators from the Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs to mark and monitor stray animals that have been treated with contraception and rabies vaccines from those who have not. Eloise Cucui, a student…

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Surgery Linked to Diabetes Remission

A recent Cornell-led study authored by Bethany Cummings, assistant professor of biomedical sciences at the CVM, sought to discover how bariatric surgery causes type 2 diabetes remission in people. The study, which was conducted with mice, suggests that increased signaling through the bile acid receptor, TGR5, contributes. Read the full story here.

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Study of Genetic Diseases in Dogs Informs Humans

Through a genetic analysis of 4,200 dogs, Cornell researchers led by biomedical sciences professor Adam Boyko, have investigated 180,000 genetic markers and taken a big step forward in mapping genes responsible for diseases in dogs. This study – the largest of its kind to date –  improves understanding of human…

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