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New U of G Dairy Centre Will Galvanize Research and Innovation

November 25, 2020

Cows in fieldAlready a global leader in dairy expertise, the University of Guelph will intensify its research and innovations in the sector with the creation of a new dairy research centre.

More than 60 U of G researchers, including many internationally recognized experts, study a wide range of dairy...

The mink link: How COVID-19 mutations in animals affect human health and vaccine effectiveness

November 24, 2020

Photo of a mink (IStock credit_Jillian Cooper)The importance of commercially raised animals in the COVID-19 pandemic has received much attention in the past few weeks, when a new variant of SARS-CoV-2 was detected in farmed mink. Unfortunately, mink tend to be relatively susceptible to respiratory infections, and these can readily spread through mink farms due to high-density housing.

Data from the Netherlands earlier in the pandemic have revealed that mink can be readily infected with SARS-CoV-2 and then pass the virus to humans. In Denmark, 214 people people have been infected...

OVC Researcher Leads Veterinary Component of Open Stewardship Project

November 18, 2020

Prof. Amy Greer, Ontario Veterinary College, University of GuelphThe University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) is leading the charge globally in antibiotic stewardship as the central hub for the veterinary component of a new antibiotic stewardship platform.

The website, Open Stewardship [], will serve as an access point for veterinarians and primary care doctors to understand better their prescribing...

Cancer-Fighting Viruses Point Way to Better Treatment, U of G Study Finds

November 12, 2020

Micrograph of cancer cells (IStock credit OGphoto)University of Guelph scientists have harnessed tumour-killing viruses that may one day help treat devastating forms of breast, brain and pancreatic cancer.

A team of researchers led by Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) professor Sam Workenhe has shown for the first time that a one-two punch of cancer-killing viruses and chemotherapy can help trigger tumour inflammation, stimulating the body’s immune system to control tumour...

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