Neuroscience


Possible New Treatment for Spinal Cord Injuries Identified in Research Led by PVM Professor

Friday, June 15th, 2018 - Research led by a Purdue Veterinary Medicine scholar shows that an experimental drug has promise as a potential therapy for spinal cord injuries in animal studies. The compound, 4-aminopyridine-3-methanol, works in a similar way as a drug previously developed at Purdue, 4-aminopyridine (4-AP), which has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat multiple sclerosis.



PVM Professor Leads Research that Identifies ‘Key Factor’ in Development of Parkinson’s Disease

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 - Purdue University research team lead by Dr. Riyi Shi, professor in Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Basic Medical Sciences and the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, has identified a molecule that appears to play an important role in the development of Parkinson's disease. The discovery could lead to therapies, potentially including drugs currently on the market, as well as potentially facilitating earlier diagnosis and prevention of the neurological disorder.



PVM Partnership Advances Search for Cancer Cure

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 - Gliomas are one of the most common brain cancers in dogs, and one of the most difficult-to-treat cancers in any species. A surgical partnership involving specialists at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and the IU Health Methodist Hospital and Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine is helping veterinarians and doctors work together to better understand how to treat gliomas in patients of all kinds.



PVM Scholar Featured in Purdue Today Series on Inventors and Innovators

Friday, February 2nd, 2018 - Dr. Riyi Shi, professor of neuroscience and biomedical engineering in Purdue Veterinary Medicine's Department of Basic Medical Sciences and the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, was in the spotlight Friday, January 26, as part of a series in the Purdue Today e-newsletter on inventors and innovators.



Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Melissa Lewis

Friday, January 19th, 2018 - Dr. Lewis was appointed as an assistant professor of neurology in September, joining two other neurologists as part of the growing neurology and neurosurgery service in the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital




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