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March 14, 2023
Canine distemper virus is a global multi-host pathogen that can be fatal in a range of species. This latest study shows that the presence of free-roaming dogs around protected areas in Nepal could represent a source of infectious disease for transmission to local wildlife, including endangered tigers.
March 08, 2023
An investigation conducted by ProPublica found that deforestation could increase the risk of Ebola spilling over into people at several sites in Africa. As part of their research, ProPublica consulted with Cornell's Dr. Raina Plowright, who is also a senior author of the theoretical model used in their analysis.
March 02, 2023
Cornell scientists have been part of a multiphase project looking at factors influencing reproductive and survival rates of adult moose, availability of moose habitat and population estimates.
February 21, 2023
Cornell researchers have confirmed the first cases of canine distemper virus in tigers and leopards in Nepal. This is significant, as both populations are already threatened and the virus can cause fatal neurological disease.
February 19, 2023
Cornell's Dr. Laura Goodman says there's evidence that warming temperatures have already led to the emergence of a new fungal disease, Candida auris. She says that it's probably harmless for many people, but those with compromised immune systems may be at risk.
February 17, 2023
A new study led by Cornell and partners shows for the first time that leopards in Nepal are exposed to canine distemper virus, which could be contributing to increased human-leopard conflict.
February 15, 2023
Danielle Sosnicki was first inspired to pursue graduate training in reproductive physiology after reading about the northern white rhinoceros, a functionally extinct subspecies of the white rhinoceros. “Their story is what got me interested in trying to help critically endangered species. That’s my goal,” she says....
February 13, 2023
Chytridiomycosis has caused significant declines and extinctions of many amphibian species. In a new paper, Cornell scientists have found that an oral vaccine can stimulate an immune response and help some species fight the deadly disease.
February 08, 2023
Dr. Andrew Di Salvo had always been interested in wildlife and enjoyed being outdoors. He first considered a career in wildlife veterinary medicine while working as a park ranger in New York City before veterinary school....
February 06, 2023
The Cornell Wildlife Health Center's Dr. Martin Gilbert says infectious diseases present a growing conservation threat to wild species as populations become more fragmented.