Veterinary Medicine

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Penn Study Identifies Viral Product That Promotes Immune Defense Against RSV
September 3, 2015
Almost all human beings are exposed to the respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, before their second birthdays. For most, the symptoms mimic those of the common cold: runny nose, coughing, sneezing, fever.
World Water Week at Penn
August 24, 2015
The University of Pennsylvania's health schools are showing support for World Water Week by highlighting the University's expertise in a broad range of water-related issues. Each day we'll feature a different topic. Follow along and learn more on Twitter at ‪#‎PennOneHealth‬. 
Penn/Baylor Med Study Describes Underlying Cause of Diabetes in Dogs
August 14, 2015
In a new effort, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Baylor College of Medicine have used advanced imaging technology to fill in details about the underlying cause of canine diabetes, which until now has been little understood.
Penn Vet Study Shows Immune Cells in the Skin Remember and Defend Against Parasites
July 28, 2015
Just as the brain forms memories of familiar faces, the immune system remembers pathogens it has encountered in the past. T cells with these memories circulate in the blood stream looking for sites of new infection.
Penn Vet Team Shows a Protein Modification Determines Enzyme’s Fate
July 15, 2015
The human genome encodes roughly 20,000 genes, only a few thousand more than fruit flies. The complexity of the human body, therefore, comes from far more than just the sequence of nucleotides that comprise our DNA, it arises from modifications that occur at the level of gene, RNA and protein.
Disrupting Cells’ ‘Powerhouses’ Can Lead to Tumor Growth, Penn Study Finds
July 8, 2015
Cancer cells defy the rules by which normal cells abide. They can divide without cease, invade distant tissues and consume glucose at abnormal rates.
Penn Team Identifies Gene Responsible for Some Cases of Male Infertility
July 1, 2015
In the most severe form of male infertility, men do not make any measurable levels of sperm. This condition, called azoospermia, affects approximately 1 percent of the male population and is responsible for about a sixth of cases of male infertility.
Penn Vet Research Confirms a More Accurate Method for Blood Glucose Testing
June 12, 2015
For diabetics, a quick prick of the finger can give information about their blood glucose levels, guiding them in whether to have a snack or inject a dose of insulin. Point-of-care glucose meters, or glucometers, are also used in the veterinary world to monitor cats and dogs with diabetes or pets hospitalized for other reasons.
Penn: Mom’s Stress Alters Babies’ Gut and Brain through Vaginal Microbiome
June 12, 2015
Stress during the first trimester of pregnancy alters the population of microbes living in a mother’s vagina. Those changes are passed on to newborns during birth and are associated with differences in their gut microbiome as well as their brain development, according to a new study by University of Pennsylvania researchers.
Penn Vet Lends Expertise to Improve Colombian Cattle Producers’ Livelihoods
June 1, 2015
Cattle in the United States are generally managed to either produce milk or to produce beef. However, in most of the world, cattle are counted on to do both in what are called dual-purpose production systems.