Veterinary Medicine

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Penn Researchers Shine the Light of Venus to Learn How the Herpes Virus Invades Cells
December 13, 2007
PHILADELPHIA -– University of Pennsylvania researchers have uncovered an important step in how herpes simplex virus, HSV-1, uses cooperating proteins found on its outer coat to gain entry into healthy cells and infect them. Further,the study’s authors say, they have demonstrated the effectiveness of monitoring these protein interactions using biomolecular complementation.
Researchers Led by Penn Vet Uncover the Delicate Protein Balance Behind the Immune System Response
December 10, 2007
PHILADELPHIA -– A team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has identified the protein interactions involved in the immune system process that fights infection yet, in certain inflammatory diseases, runs amok and attacks friendly tissue.
University of Pennsylvania Establishes Institute for Regenerative Medicine
November 27, 2007
PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania is launching the Institute for Regenerative Medicine, a new cross-disciplinary endeavor to investigate and harness the therapeutic potential of stem cells in the treatment of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, degenerative diseases, wound healing and aging. Two renowned Penn scientists, Jonathan A. Epstein and Ralph L. Brinster, will lead the Institute. The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Ronald J. Daniels.
Penn Veterinarian Completes NIH Collaboration in First-Ever Sequencing of Domestic Cat Genome
November 1, 2007
PHILADELPHIA  - A multi-center, National Institutes of Health-funded report that appears in the scientific journal Genome Research details the first assembly, annotation and comparative analysis of the domestic cat genome, Felis catus.  A University of Pennsylvania researcher is on the team.
Scientists at Penn Veterinary Medicine School Report New Strategy to Create Genetically Modified Animals
September 20, 2007
PHILADELPHIA- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have demonstrated the potential of a new strategy for genetic modification of large animals.  The method employs a harmless gene therapy virus that transfers a genetic modification to male reproductive cells, which is then passed naturally on to offspring.
Cancer Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Discover What Makes Lymphomas Tick
August 29, 2007
PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania researchers and their colleagues at the Wistar Institute and University of Oxford have discovered the molecular process by which the PAX5 protein, necessary for lymphocyte development, promotes the growth of common lymphomas, thereby unveiling a potential new target in the fight against cancer.
Penn Vet To Perform First-Ever Radiation Therapy On "Sir-Mix-A-Lot" the Anaconda
July 12, 2007
WHO: Penn veterinarians, and Sir-Mix-A-Lot, a yellow anaconda from the Brandywine Zoo WHAT: Rare treatment of a reptile with radiation therapy WHERE: Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 39th and Spruce Streets Philadelphia, PA WHEN: Thursday, July 12, at 9:00 a.m. WHY: Veterinarians at the University of Pennsylvania will perform one of the first-ever radiation therapy treatments on an adult anaconda suffering with a life-threatening cancerous lesion.
Penn Vet Announces World Leadership and Student Inspiration Awards
April 25, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has launched the first veterinary medicine awards of its kind designed to recognize innovation, creativity and leadership in the veterinary profession anywhere in the world.   The Penn Vet World Leadership in Animal Health Award will be presented annually to a veterinarian who has dramatically changed the practice and image of the profession and substantially influenced the lives and careers of others.  The award will provide $100,000 in unrestricted funding.
Roy and Gretchen Jackson Endow Chair for Equine Disease Research at Penn Veterinary Medicine School
February 13, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - A $3 million gift from Roy and Gretchen Jackson, owners of Barbaro, will endow a chair in the name of Dean W. Richardson at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.