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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 11, 2014

Scientists from Penn and CHOP Confirm Link Between Missing DNA and Birth Defects

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A team from the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has confirmed that a genetic deletion of over a million base pairs of DNA caused cleft palate, epilepsy and other problems in a family with the heritable anomaly.

In 2010, scientists in Italy reported that a woman and her daughter showed a puzzling array of disabilities, including epilepsy and cleft palate. The mother had previously lost a 15-day-old son to respiratory failure, and the research team noted that the mother and daughter were missing a large chunk of DNA on their X chromosome.

Video: Penn’s Foal Cam Gives LIVE View Into Horse’s Birth

March 7, 2014

Regina Turner of the School of Veterinary Medicine shares her thoughts about the livestreaming of a horse birth via the Foal Cam.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 5, 2014

Anatomical Discovery by Penn Team Gives Insight into Blinding Retinal Diseases

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University of Pennsylvania vision scientists report that dogs have an area of their retina that strongly resembles the human fovea. What’s more, this retinal region is susceptible to genetic blinding diseases in dogs just as it is in humans.

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University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine’s Foal Cam

February 20, 2014

Corinne Sweeney and Regina Turner of the School of Veterinary Medicine are quoted about the “Foal Cam.”

Article Source: WCAU-TV (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 18, 2014

John Legend to Speak at Penn’s 258th Commencement

John Legend, a nine-time Grammy Award-winning soul artist, philanthropist and Penn alumnus will deliver the address at the University of Pennsylvania’s Commencement on Monday, May 19, Leslie Laird Kruhly, Vice President and University Secretary announced.

60-Foot-Long Titanosaur Species Discovered in China Adds to Region’s Growing Fossil Clout

January 30, 2014

Peter Dodson of the School of Veterinary Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted about the discovery of a new species of titanosaur.

Article Source: Nature World News
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194January 29, 2014

Dinosaur Fossils From China Help Penn Researchers Describe New 'Titan'

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A team led by University of Pennsylvania paleontologists has characterized a new dinosaur based on fossil remains found in northwestern China.

A team led by University of Pennsylvania paleontologists has characterized a new dinosaur based on fossil remains found in northwestern China. The species, a plant-eating sauropod named Yongjinglong datangi, roamed during the Early Cretaceous period, more than 100 million years ago.

3D Printing for Veterinary Surgeries

In PennDesign’s Fabrication Lab, students and faculty use three-dimensional printers to craft geometric forms, architectural models, and other products of the imagination.

Can Dogs Play a Role in Detecting Cancer?

January 17, 2014

Cindy Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine’s Working Dog Center is interviewed about training dogs to sniff out cancer.

Article Source: WHYY News Works

New App Offers Pet First Aid Advice

January 16, 2014

Deborah C. Mandell of School of Veterinary Medicine is quoted on a collaboration with the Red Cross to develop a pet care app.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer