Veterinary Medicine

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Penn Vet Team Identifies New Therapeutic Targets for the Tropical Disease Leishmaniasis
February 24, 2017
Each year, about 2 million people contract leishmaniasis, which results in disfiguring skin ulcers that may take months or years to heal and in rare cases can become metastatic, causing major tissue damage. Now a team led by University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine researchers have a promising target for treatment.
T Cells Support Long-lived Antibody-producing Cells, Penn-led Team Finds
February 21, 2017
If you’ve ever wondered how a vaccine given decades ago can still protect against infection, you have your plasma cells to thank. Plasma cells are long-lived B cells that reside in the bone marrow and churn out antibodies against previously encountered vaccines or pathogens. While plasma cells are vital components of the immune system, they can also be a contributor to disease, as is the case in autoimmune diseases, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, and in certain cancers, such as multiple myeloma.
Penn Vet Study Shows How Solid Tumors Resist Immunotherapy
February 13, 2017
Immunotherapies have revolutionized cancer treatment, offering hope to those whose malignancies have stubbornly survived other existing treatments. Yet solid tumor cancers often resist these approaches. New findings from a University of Pennsylvania–led team untangle one way tumors evade immune detection and show how to modify immunotherapies to tackle even these solid tumors.
Penn Vet Research Identifies New Target for Taming Ebola
January 11, 2017
A team of scientists led by Ronald Harty, a professor of pathobiology and microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, has identified a mechanism that appears to represent one way that host cells have evolved to outsmart infection by Ebola and other viruses.
Penn: Epigenetic Change Ties Mitochondrial Dysfunction to Tumor Progression
December 21, 2016
Mitochondria, the mighty energy factories of the cell, often malfunction in cancer, as well as in other conditions such as aging, neurodegenerative disease and heart disease. Whether these changes in mitochondria actually contribute to the spread of cancer, however, has been controversial.
Ten Penn Professors Named AAAS Fellows for 2016
November 21, 2016
Ten professors from the University of Pennsylvania have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. They are among a class of 391 members honored for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
Penn Vet Professor’s Work in the Lab Aims to Improve Surgical Results
November 3, 2016
By Patrick Ammerman Oftentimes the most important scientific work is accomplished via serendipity; by following up on an unexpected finding and uncovering an entirely new area of research.
Penn Study Shows How Some Intestinal Cells Resist Chemotherapy and Radiation
October 31, 2016
When treating cancer with chemotherapy and radiation, decisions about dose must walk a fine line between attacking cancerous cells and preserving healthy ones. Overly aggressive radiation therapy to the torso, for example, can damage the epithelial cells that line the intestines, leading to chronic gastrointestinal problems.
Penn's John Farrar, Elliot Hersh and Rosemary Polomano to Receive 2016 One Health Award
October 25, 2016
John T. Farrar of the Perelman School of Medicine, Elliot V.
Penn to Celebrate Ribbon Cutting for New Innovation Hub, Pennovation Center
October 24, 2016
University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and David L. Cohen, chair of Penn’s Board of Trustees, invite Penn students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees and friends, as well as the region’s business and tech community, to a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28.