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New paper from VitDAL

The VitDAL lab is actively researching how vitamin D metabolites influence the immune response. In order to allow us to examine in great detail how vitamin D modulates the immune system, we use murine models in some of our experiments when our other study systems, such as client owned cats and dogs or farm animal populations, do not allow us […]

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Dr Richard Mellanby awarded Petplan Scientific Award

Dr Richard Mellanby was awarded the 2016 Petplan Scientific Achievement Award at BSAVA. In the award citation by David Simpson, the chairman of the Petplan Board of Trustees, highlighted that the award was in recognition of Richard’s contribution to veterinary clinical research, notably his work on vitamin D biology in companion animals.

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Paper from VitDAL published in JSAP

The latest paper from the VitDAL was published today. Dr Mellanby’s essay in Journal of Small Animal Practice discussed the growing evidence that vitamin D can influence the biology of both skeletal and non-skeletal tissues of companion animals. The paper highlights the value of exploring the role of vitamin D in non skeletal health in […]

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Poster Prize awarded to VitDAL at 2016 Vitamin D Workshop Conference

Research undertaken by the VitDAL was awarded a prestigious poster prize at the Annual Vitamin D workshop held in Boston. This conference is the largest annual gathering of researchers engaged in vitamin D research. Dr Mellanby presented the VitDAL initial research on the relationship between vitamin D status and reproductive outcomes in Soay sheep from St […]

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