Veterinary Medicine

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Penn Vet’s Gustavo Aguirre to Receive Louis Braille Award for Blindness Research
January 22, 2016
The Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired will recognize the University of Pennsylvania’s Gustavo D.
Winter and Holiday 2015 Health Tips from Penn
December 7, 2015
The winter months come with their own special health challenges. From delicious food everywhere you look to harsh weather conditions to the stress of creating a perfect holiday, the season can be challenging.
Gene Pair Plays Crucial Role in Colon Cancer, Penn Vet Team Shows
December 3, 2015
Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide, and researchers are hard at work to understand the disease’s complex molecular underpinnings.
Penn-led Research Elucidates Genetics Behind Salmonella’s Host Specificity
November 2, 2015
It’s called bird flu for a reason. Particular characteristics about the influenza virus known as H5N1 allow it to primarily affect avifauna, though in some worrying cases the disease has been passed to humans.
Penn Study Blocks Ebola Virus Budding by Regulating Calcium Signaling
October 29, 2015
The Ebola virus acts fast. The course of infection, from exposure to recovery, or death, can take as little as two weeks. That may not leave enough time for the immune system to mount an effective response.
Penn: Stressed Dads Affect Offspring Brain Development Through Sperm MicroRNA
October 19, 2015
More and more, scientists have realized that DNA is not the only way that a parent can pass on traits to their offspring. Events experienced by a parent over a lifetime can also have an impact.
Penn Study Stops Vision Loss in Late-stage Canine X-linked Retinitis Pigmentosa
October 9, 2015
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Penn Vet-Temple Team Characterizes Genetic Mutations Linked to a Form of Blindness
October 1, 2015
Achromatopsia is a rare, inherited vision disorder that affects the eye’s cone cells, resulting in problems with daytime vision, clarity and color perception. It often strikes people early in life, and currently there is no cure for the condition.
Penn Vet Team Identifies a Form of Congenital Night Blindness in Dogs
September 14, 2015
People with congenital stationary night blindness, or CSNB, have normal vision during the day but find it difficult or impossible to distinguish objects in low light. This rare condition is present from birth and can seriously impact quality of life, especially in locations and conditions where artificial illumination is not available.