Veterinary Medicine

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Penn Vet Study Identifies New Mechanism for Antibacterial Immunity
October 13, 2016
The innate immune system serves as a first-line defense, responding to infections almost immediately after a pathogen makes its way into the body.
Penn Doctoral Students and Postdoc Appointed Health Policy Research Scholars
September 26, 2016
Two doctoral students from the University of Pennsylvania were selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as inaugural Health Policy Research Scholars. They are Jasmine L. Blanks Jones and Sondra Calhoun. 
Penn Vet Professor Assists in Effort to Empower Smallholder Farmers
September 14, 2016
To ensure the global population is food secure, it’s estimated that food production must increase at least 50 percent by 2050. One of the best means to achieve that increase is by boosting yield, that is, producing more food on existing cropland with fewer resources.
Penn: Blinding Disease in Canines and Humans Shares Causative Gene, Pathology
August 29, 2016
Ciliopathies are diseases that affect the cilia, sensory organelles that most mammalian cells possess and which play a critical role in many biological functions. One such disease is Senior Løken Syndrome, a rare condition that can involve both a severe kidney disease and the blinding disease Leber congenital amaurosis, or LCA.
Penn Team Identifies Strategy to Reverse the Disease Dyskeratosis Congenita
August 18, 2016
Dyskeratosis congenita, or DC, is a rare, inherited disease for which there are limited treatment options and no cure. Typically diagnosed in childhood, the disorder causes stem cells to fail, leading to significant problems including bone marrow failure, lung fibrosis, dyskeratosis of the skin and intestinal atrophy and inflammation.
New Multi-photon Microscope at Penn Vet Offers Faster, Deeper Images
July 21, 2016
By Patrick Ammerman You can’t study what you can’t see.
Penn Team Finds Mitochondrial Stress Induces Cancer-related Metabolic Shifts
July 6, 2016
Cancerous tumors must be fed. Their unregulated growth requires a steady stream of blood flow and nutrients. Thus, one way that researchers have tried to wipe out cancer is to target cells undergoing the metabolic shifts that enable a tumor’s rapid growth.
Penn-led Study Resolves Long-disputed Theory About Stem Cell Populations
June 15, 2016
Adult stem cells represent a sort of blank clay from which a myriad of different cell and tissue types are molded and as such are of critical importance to health, ageing and disease.  In tissues that turn over rapidly, such as the intestines, the self-renewing nature of stem cells and their susceptibility to cancer-causing mutations has led researchers to postulate that t