Penn Vet Conducting Free Eye Exams for Service Dogs in May April 28, 2011
The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary will be participating in the National Service Dog Eye Exam sponsored by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) and Merial for the month of May.
Penn Research Identifies Potential Mechanisms for Future Anti-Obesity Drugs March 2, 2011
PHILADELPHIA — An interdisciplinary group of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has, for the first time, identified the neurological and cellular signaling mechanisms that contribute to satiety — the sensation of feeling full — and the subsequent body-weight loss produced by drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes. More comprehensive knowledge of these mechanisms could form the basis for anti-obesity medications.
Researchers Find Clues to Gut Immunity Evolution, Reveal Similarities Between Fish/Humans August 6, 2010
PHILADELPHIA -– A study at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has identified the function of one of the earliest antibodies in the animal kingdom, an ancient immunoglobulin that helps explain the evolution of human intestinal immune responses. It was discovered to play a predominant role in the guts of fish and paves the way for a better understanding of human gut immunity as well as for safer, healthier approaches to keeping fish from pathogen infections. The findings appear in the online version of
Collaboration Solves Structure of Herpes Virus Protein, Provides New Drug Directions July 26, 2010
PHILADELPHIA -– The mechanism by which a herpes virus invades cells has remained a mystery to scientists, but now research from Tufts University and the University of Pennsylvania reveals the unusual structure of a key member of the protein complex that allows a herpes virus to invade cells.
The new map details an essential piece of the herpes virus “cell-entry machinery,” providing scientists with a new target for antiviral drugs.