2008 CVM News: NIH funds two veterinary medicine clinical research programs
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This news item is about: Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicines clinical research program will receive $1,000,000 in NIH funding over the next four years. The funding will support two initiatives: the DNA Bank and common variable immunodeficiency in horses. The DNA Bank was established in 2006 to better understand the genetic basis for canine diseases. The bank currently contains nearly 3000 DNA samples collected from pedigreed canines visiting the Cornell University Hospital for Animals for diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Greg Acland, professor of medical genetics, is the principal investigator for the four-year, $900,000 (direct costs) R24 grant from the NIH. The grant will be used to establish a DNA archive of control and diseased purebred dogs; to genotype diseased and control purebred dogs; and to encourage multi-institutional mapping collaborations and share genotypes with the entire genetics community.
Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University. College of Veterinary Medicine -- Periodicals.; Acland, Greg