Food Safety Challenge
A team comprised of researchers from the school and scientists from Mars, Inc. has been selected as a finalist for the FDA Food Safety Challenge competition. The contest was launched last fall to encourage academic institutions and laboratories in private and non-profit sectors to develop methods for improving and accelerating the detection of Salmonella in food.
Fighting tick-borne disease in cows
Thanks in part to veterinary researchers at the school, cattle ranchers in California, Nevada and Oregon are one step closer to having a vaccine available to treat a tick-borne bacterial disease -- commonly known as foothill abortion -- which kills cow fetuses.