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Texas A&M Research Reveals Issues With Fracture Healing In People With Down Syndrome

New research from the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) is the first to provide direct experimental evidence that people with Down syndrome (DS) may not heal from bone fractures. The recently published study, led by Kirby Sherman, a Ph.D. candidate in the VMBS’ Department of Veterinary Physiology & Pharmacology (VTPP), […]

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VMBS Professor Collaborates On Project To Detect Fatigue Using Artificial Intelligence

Texas A&M University and Arizona State University (ASU) are collaborating on a $4.8 million multidisciplinary project funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Biological Technology Office to create artificial intelligence (AI) for detecting fatigued states using human breath. The project aims to better understand sleep deprivation, mental and physical fatigue in humans by […]

Dr. Walter "Frank" Norvell ’54 with a brown and white horse

Aggie Veterinarian Supports Texas A&M’s Equine Genomics Research Fund

Dr. Walter “Frank” Norvell ’54 shares how he became a veterinarian, marksman, pilot and supporter of Texas A&M’s Equine Genomics Research Fund. Dr. Walter “Frank” Norvell ’54 can’t talk to animals like Dr. Dolittle, but he certainly has a way with horses. He has become a go-to veterinarian for top breeders and stables over the […]

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Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team Treats Hundreds Of Animals At Operation Border Health Preparedness

The Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team (VET) saw 505 animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, and even two lambs during its recent participation in Operation Border Health Preparedness (OBHP) in Raymondville, Texas.  OBHP, which was known as Operation Lone Star in previous years, is organized by the Texas Department of State Health Services and gives state […]

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Texas A&M Superfund Researchers Establish Green Infrastructure Plan For Houston Community

Texas A&M Superfund Research Center investigators have developed a novel green infrastructure plan to reduce stormwater runoff in Houston’s Sunnyside community by uniquely combining the results of three separate landscape performance tools. Green infrastructure (GI) is a network of interconnected green spaces that reduce the impact of flooding in urban areas. In communities like Sunnyside, […]

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CVMBS Faculty Listed Among Top 2% Of Scientists

Sixteen faculty members from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) have been listed among the top 2% of scientists in the world, according to Stanford University’s list of the most cited scientists. Dr. Stephen Safe, distinguished professor of toxicology in the CVMBS Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology (VTPP), was […]

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Researchers Discover Genetic Key To The Rapid Evolution Of Darwin’s Finches

An international team of researchers, including Drs. Leif Andersson and Brian Davis from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS), has made a new discovery that advances scientists’ understanding of the evolution of Darwin’s finches. In a study published today in Science Advances, the researchers identify 28 gene regions that have […]

Dr. Ken Muneoka in his lab

New Research By Texas A&M Professor Challenging Long-held Beliefs About Limb Regeneration

Dr. Ken Muneoka has been no stranger to disrupting the field of regeneration; for example, in a 2019 ground-breaking publication in Nature, the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) professor proved for the first time that joint regeneration in mammals was possible. Now, his team is again challenging other centuries-old beliefs […]

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Texas A&M Veterinary Students Among First To Receive New AVMA Certification

One hundred-twenty graduates of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) are among the first veterinarians in the country eligible to receive a new certification from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The AVMA Veterinary First Responder Certificate will certify veterinarians who are trained to assist in disaster situations. The first […]

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Texas A&M Veterinary Hospital Celebrates Patient Successes With New Cancer Bell

When Henry, a 7-year-old rescue Mastiff, finished his final round of chemotherapy at the Texas A&M Small Animal Teaching Hospital (SATH), he became the first patient to celebrate his achievement with the hospital’s new “BTHO Cancer” bell. The bell, which was installed in April, is used to signify a patient’s completion of either chemotherapy or […]

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