The presence of the pest and the disease it transmits — Theileria orientalis — are still unexplained, and the Ikeda subtype found in Virginia is a new discovery. At present, the Virginia Tech Animal Laboratory Services is the only laboratory in the U.S. capable of testing for the Ikeda genotype, which causes anemia in cattle.
To help women with lupus experience healthy pregnancies and successful outcomes, a team of researchers in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine explored the possible role of gut microbiota in the link between pregnancy and the exacerbation of lupus.
Sometimes it takes a researcher with a flair for entrepreneurship to translate a laboratory breakthrough into a medical treatment. Rob Gourdie, the director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s Center for Heart and Regenerative Medicine Research, uses "intrapreneurship" to translate laboratory breakthroughs into medical treatments.