Porter’s Fund event, a Cure for GM1, will pay tribute to Alabama’s first known case of the rare genetic disease, and raise funds to support testing a cure led by scientists at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Tickets are available for the annual fundraiser for the Scott-Ritchey Research Center, which will be held […]
Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, UMass Medical School to test gene therapy treatment for Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff diseases Researchers at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and UMass Medical School are nearing human clinical trials on a genetic therapy for two rare neurological diseases that are fatal to children. The scientists are seeking approval […]
Abdul Mohin Sajib, a student in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Biomedical Sciences graduate program, is a 2017 recipient of Auburn University’s Outstanding International Graduate Student Award. Sajib is mentored by Dr. Bruce Smith, a professor in the Department of Pathobiology and director of the Auburn University Research Initiative in Cancer (AURIC). He has worked […]
A potential cure for the fatal disease GM1 gangliosidosis, which is nearing clinical trials next year, could one day also be used to treat more commonly known diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson. Dr. Doug Martin, a research scientist at the Scott-Ritchey Research Center at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, says the gene therapy […]
A Eufaula veterinary family is helping to kick off a social media campaign — #CureGM1 — to inform the public about a fatal disease and raise money to support research for a cure at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Jim ’83 and Anne ’80 Gardner, who own Gardner Animal Hospital in Eufaula, learned through […]
Dr. Emily Graff doesn’t think about cats the same way as most people. Although she sees them as loving companions, Dr. Graff understands that cats can be a gateway to better understanding diabetes. A post-doctoral fellow at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Graff heads a research project to understand obesity and diabetes […]
Dr. Bruce Smith’s guiding philosophy in the work he does is simple: he wants his patients to die with their cancer, not from cancer. And while curing cancer is not right around the corner, what researchers at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine want is to help their veterinary patients live longer, with hope […]
Researchers from Auburn University’s Research Initiative in Cancer (AURIC), and Nuovo Biologics LLC, of Davie, Fla., have announced a partnership to develop new therapies for cancer. Initially targeting canine malignant melanoma, or skin cancer, a deadly tumor that affects many dogs, the team will be testing Nuovo’s innovative anti-cancer peptide drug MMX™ for its ability […]
The College of Veterinary Medicine and Auburn University Foundation are using social media to raise funds for GM1 research and give hope to families like the Heatherlys, whose son, Porter, has GM1. Read more to learn about the research, Porter, and how you can give hope.
The College of Veterinary Medicine has partnered with the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Lysogene to fight GM1-gangliosidosis. Read more to learn about this important research that is seeking a cure for this disease, which is always fatal to those afflicated.
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