Veterinary Medicine

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Gene Therapy Success Sets Stage for New Treatments for Inherited Blindness, Penn Veterinary Researchers Say
April 29, 2010
PHILADELPHIA –- Veterinary vision scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have safely and successfully used a viral vector in targeting a class of photoreceptors of the retina called rods, a critical first step in developing gene therapies for inherited blindness caused by rod degeneration.  
Gene Therapy Cures Canines of Inherited Form of Day Blindness, Penn Veterinary Researchers Say
April 21, 2010
PHILADELPHIA –- Veterinary ophthalmology researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have used gene therapy to restore retinal cone function and day vision in two canine models of congenital achromatopsia, also called rod monochromacy or total color blindness.
Double Agents: Penn Researchers Identify Immune Cells That Fight Parasites May Promote Allergies and Asthma
March 11, 2010
PHILADELPHIA –- Millions of people in both the developing and developed world may benefit from new immune-system research findings from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. The Penn Vet researchers, studying how the immune system operates, have discovered a previously unidentified cell population that may be the body’s double-edged sword, fighting off parasitic infections but also causing the harmful immune responses that can lead to allergies and asthma.
Penn Researchers Find Reproductive Germ Cells Survive and Thrive In Transplants, Even Among Species
December 14, 2009
PHILADELPHIA –- Reproductive researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have succeeded in isolating and transplanting pure populations of the immature cells that enable male reproduction in two species—human spermatogonia and mouse gonocytes. These germline stem cells, taken from testis biopsies, demonstrated viability following transplantation to mouse testes within a controlled laboratory setting.
Gustavo D. Aguirre Named 2009 Fellow of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthamology
April 17, 2009
PHILADELPHIA -- Gustavo D. Aguirre, professor of medical genetics and ophthalmology in the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, has been named a Distinguished Fellow by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
Reproduction Specialist Joins Penn Veterinary Medicine's Section of Reproduction at New Bolton Center
April 8, 2009
PHILADELPHIA -– Dirk Vanderwall, part of the research team that produced the world’s first equine clone, has been named chief of the Reproduction Section and director of the Hofmann Research Center for Animal Reproduction at the New Bolton Cente
Penn Vet Honors Students With Largest Individual Research Awards In Veterinary Medicine
April 3, 2009
PHILADELPHIA –- The 2009 Student Inspiration Awards have been announced by the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Award recipients receive $100,000 in research funding, the largest unrestricted student award in veterinary medicine, from the Vernon and Shirley Hill Foundation.
Frederick A. Murphy Honored With $100,000 Penn Vet World Leadership Award
March 20, 2009
PHILADELPHIA –- Frederick A. Murphy has been selected as the 2009 recipient of the Penn Vet World Leadership Award. Murphy is the James W. McLaughlin Professor in Residence, Department of Pathology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
Penn Veterinary Researchers Identify a Critical Growth Factor That Stimulates Sperm Stem Cells to Thrive
March 6, 2009
PHILADELPHIA –- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and Pennsylvania State University have identified for the first time a specific “niche factor” in the mouse testes called colony stimulating factor 1, Csf1, that has a direct effect on sperm stem cell self-renewal. Moreover, the study shows that the origin of this growth factor is the Leydig cell — located in the testes and stimulated by the pituitary gland to supply testosterone — that secretes Csf1 and enhances self-renewal of the stem cells.