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Volume 1, Issue 1
October 6, 2006
"In the News" is a bi-weekly briefing from Melissa Weber in the College of Veterinary Medicine Communications office. If you have news items to add (or any other comments), please send them to weber [dot] 254 [at] osu [dot] edu
Rustin Moore, who will become Chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences in the College on November 1, was recently awarded the Marty Simensen Memorial Trophy at the Dressage at Devon. He was recognized for directing a massive equine rescue effort following the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Higher dog fees proposed in Fairfield County; state overrun with unwanted cats
The Columbus Dispatch
September 19, 2006
Featured Expert: Linda Lord, graduate fellow, veterinary preventive medicine
Suburban News Publications
September 20, 2006 edition
When the word measles is mentioned, it usually reminds people of the childhood disease featuring red bumps, not a potential cure for leukemia. However, Dr. Stefan Niewiesk, from the Department of Veterinary Biosciences at Ohio State University, is researching the connection.
Laura Rush, in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences has been named a V Foundation Scholar. She will receive $100,000 for her study, "A Transgenic Mouse Model for Elucidating the Role of DNMT3b in Hematopoietic Malignancies". Results of this study will help clarify why certain genes aresusceptible to inactivation by abnormal DNA methylation events and identify critical pathways involved in the formation of leukemia and lymphoma. The V Foundation for Cancer Research was established by Jim Valvano and ESPN in 1993 and is dedicated to saving lives by helping to find a cure for cancer.
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