In this week’s One Health roundup: Scientists worry about the effects of caffeine pollution on marine life in the Pacific Northwest, new findings on possible natural rabies resistance, how pets can help autistic children socialize, and much more.
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Tagged autism, avian influenza, bats, bird flu, caaffeine, eee, encephalitis, hendra, marine, nipah, rabies
Last Friday, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine professor Dr. Ralph Brinster was at the White House to receive the National Medal of Science from President Obama (Dr. Brinster receives his award around the 9:30 mark of this White House video). Dr. Brinster is the first veterinarian to receive the award. He was honored for his trailblazing work in transgenesis — where researchers produce animals with selected traits that serve as indispensable models in understanding life processes and disease.
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Posted in Human-Animal Connections, Research, Zoonoses/Shared Disease
Tagged animals, Birds, bural, diabetes, dogs, Headlines, heart disease, hendra, lymphoma, News, nipah, obama, One Health, pets, rabies, research