Press Releases

Researchers Observe Striking Differences Between Brains of Wild, Domesticated Rabbits

The most characteristic feature of domestic animals is their tame behavior.   Using high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the team—led by Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) professor Leif Andersson—has found that domesticated rabbits’ amygdala and medial prefrontal cortex, those regions of the brain involved in fear processing, have been particularly […]

Rare Procedure To Save Dachshund

For Klause — a 2-year-old red dachshund with an infectious personality—the road to recovery seemed out of sight after a mauling by an unknown animal left him almost unrecognizable. But thanks to the work of a team of doctors at the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH), Klause has returned home and is expected […]

Heading West–Food-animal production tour introduces students to West Texas

  Summers are crucial for students, as evidenced by the internship, externship, technical, and professional development opportunities that fill students’ email inboxes and job boards in the months leading up to spring semester final exams. Summer opportunities sometimes help students discover particular challenges of a specific field of work, while leading others to their dream […]

Texas A&M GoWeb Honors CET for Transformational Learning, Innovation

Texas A&M’s GoWeb team has recognized the Center for Educational Technologies (CET) for its contributions to transformational learning at Texas A&M University with 2018 GoWeb Awards. The center was presented the 2018 GoWeb Award for Transformational Learning, and CET senior IT professional III Dan Shuta received runner-up recognition for a 2018 GoWeb Award for Innovation […]

Engineering New Possibilities

  For decades, biomedical engineers have used their acumen to revolutionize healthcare through the development of devices, tools, equipment, techniques, and pharmaceuticals that have advanced the medical field in ways previously unimaginable. While patients around the world have benefited from this ingenuity, those patients almost exclusively have had one thing in common—they’ve all been human. […]

Horses with Heart

  “That horse has a lot of heart. There is no better compliment to bestow on a ranch horse. Far more than descriptive of its endurance and athleticism, the statement defines a horse’s physical and mental toughness and willingness to try, despite being maximally challenged or physically exhausted. These guys want to give their all, […]

Texas A&M Graduate Student Earns NIEHS Superfund Externship Award

Krisa Camargo, a graduate research assistant in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVM) Veterinary Integrative Biosciences department and a pre-doctoral trainee with the Texas A&M University Superfund Research Center, has been recognized with a 2018 KC Donnelly Externship Award. Granted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences’ Superfund Research […]

Waylon’s Hero: Itching To Make A Difference

Posted May 29, 2018   When Jill Lee noticed that her Labrador Retriever, Waylon, couldn’t walk and was heavily panting, she immediately knew that something was wrong. After further examination, she discovered that Waylon’s paws and nose were covered in painful scabs and pimples. “His paws were so itchy that Waylon was literally chewing his […]

A Better Life for Bubbles

  With a charming personality, Bubbles—a 3-month-old black, brown, and white Shih Tzu—lives up to her name. But it wasn’t her sparkling disposition that led to the moniker; Bubbles received her name because she was born with meningoencephalocele—a rare, abnormal sac of fluid, brain tissue, and meninges (the membranes that cover the brain and spinal […]

Healing Kash

  The unprecedented devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey displaced countless people. Many were forced out of their homes to find shelter because of the extensive flooding, the damage from which claimed almost everything they owned. Port Arthur resident Charles Moss lost his home and many of his belongings in the storm, and, for a night, […]