Veterinary Medicine

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Penn Vet Research Suggests a Way to Identify Animals at Risk of Blood Clots
May 19, 2016
Patients who are critically ill, be they dog, cat or human, have a tendency toward blood clotting disorders. When the formation of a clot takes too long, it puts them at risk of uncontrolled bleeding. But the other extreme is also dangerous; if blood clots too readily and a clot travels to the lungs, brain or heart, it can lead to organ failure or even death.
Fossil Dog Represents a New Species, Penn Paleontology Grad Student Finds
May 11, 2016
A doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania has identified a new species of fossil dog. The specimen, found in Maryland, would have roamed the coast of eastern North America approximately 12 million years ago, at a time when massive sharks like megalodon swam in the oceans.
Placental RNA May Help Protect Embryo from Viruses, Penn Study Finds
May 9, 2016
The human placenta is an organ unlike any other. During the course of nine months it is formed by the embryo, sustains life and then is shed.
Three Penn Students Named HHMI Medical Research Fellows
May 5, 2016
Three graduate students from the University of Pennsylvania have been selected as Medical Research Fellows by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Penn Study Points to Path for Antibiotic-free Treatment for Atopic Dermatitis
May 4, 2016
Atopic dermatitis, or AD, a chronic inflammatory skin condition and the most common form of eczema, is estimated to afflict as much as 10 percent of the population in the United States, and it is much more common now than it was 50 years ago. Veterinary clinical estimates also show that approximately 10 percent of dogs have atopic dermatitis.
Penn Vet’s William Beltran Honored for Translational Research to Treat Blindness
May 2, 2016
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology has recognized the University of Pennsylvania’s William Beltran with the ARVO Foundation’s 2016 
Penn Vet Study Identifies Mechanism Explaining Female Bias in Autoimmunity
March 21, 2016
Possessing two X chromosomes is a double-edged sword, immunologically speaking. Females are better at fighting off infection than males, but they are also more susceptible to many autoimmune conditions, such as lupus.
Before Retinal Cells Die, They Regenerate, Penn Vet Blindness Study Finds
March 18, 2016
Until relatively recently, the dogma in neuroscience was that neurons, including the eye’s photoreceptor cells, rods and cones, do not regenerate. This is the reason that nerve damage is thought to be so grave. More recent studies have poked holes in this belief by showing that, in some vertebrate species, neurons can be stimulated to divide.
Penn Vet Team Promotes One Health Concepts in Education
March 11, 2016
What can a scattering of dead pigeons mean for human health? Sometimes, a lot.
Penn Study Reveals How Fish Control Microbes Through Their Gills
February 17, 2016
Oriol Sunyer, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, has described fish as “an open gut swimming.” Their mucosal surfaces — their skin, digestive tract and gills — are in constant cont