Israeli Vets Formulate New Vaccine for Dogs

A serendipitous lab discovery led to a breakthrough vaccine for a fatal tick-borne disease. Now investors are sought to take it commercial.

Dr. Shimon Harrus did not intend to find the world’s first vaccine against canine monocytic ehrlichiosis (CMT), a sometimes fatal tick-borne disease in dogs. Instead, he was attempting to determine how long ticks must be attached to a dog’s fur in order to transmit CMT.

“I was using bacteria I cultured in my lab, and all of a sudden I realized the two dogs in our experiment did not become sick, and the ticks I put on the dogs did not become infected,” Harrus tells ISRAEL21c. “Then we performed a big study and we realized something important was going on.”

Continue reading at Israel21C.

CUFI Hold’s Third Annual SALT Conference

This past week, CUFI’s college campus division held our third annual Student Advocacy Leadership Training (SALT) conference. Speakers included Dr. Paul Wilkinson, Associate Minister at Hazel Grove Gospel Church in Stockport, England, Pastor Tim Burt of Minnesota’s Living Word Christian Center, and Dr. Jonathan Schanzer, vice president for research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

To learn more about CUFI on Campus, please visit their website.