Our Predatory T Cells

May 31, 2012

Andrea Liu of the School of Arts and Sciences blogs about her collaborative research with Christopher Hunter, Tajie Harris and David Christian of the School of Veterinary Medicine about T cells that hunt parasites.

Article Source: The Huffington Post

Video: Promising New Epilepsy Research

May 31, 2012

Charles Vite of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on epilepsy research.

Article Source: 6ABC

Video: Microscopic Video Reveals T Cells ‘Hunting’ Parasites Like Tiny Sharks

May 30, 2012

Christopher Hunter and Tajie Harris of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Andrea Liu and Edward Banigan of the School of Arts and Sciences are cited for their research about T cells that hunt parasites.

Article Source: The Atlantic

T Cells Hunt Like Sharks in Human Body

A cross-disciplinary research team at Penn has arrived at a surprising finding: T cells, which comprise a key part of the immune system, track down parasites using a movement strategy similar to those used by predators such as sharks, monkeys, and blue-fin tuna to hunt prey.

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White Horses and Other Beautiful Mutants

May 28, 2012

Joshua Akey and Hannah Galantino-Homer of the School of Veterinary Medicine comment on gene mutation in animals.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 14, 2012

T Cells ‘Hunt’ Parasites Like Animal Predators Seek Prey, a Penn Vet-Penn Physics Study Reveals

PHILADELPHIA — By pairing an intimate knowledge of immune-system function with a deep understanding of statistical physics, a cross-disciplinary team at the University of Pennsylvania has arrived at a surprising finding: T cells use a movement strategy to track down parasites that is similar to strategies that predators such as monkeys, sharks and blue-fin tuna use to hunt their prey. 

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 21, 2012

State-of-the-art Large Animal Care at Penn Vet’s Moran Critical Care Center

The goal of a hospital it to make patients well, but hospital-acquired infections can result in just the opposite. That’s why infection control has become a top priority in medical facilities — and, increasingly, in veterinary settings as well.

10 Surprising Things About How Animals Sleep

May 16, 2012

Adrian Morrison of the School of Veterinary Medicine says, “To get the full complement of sleep, humans need to have both (non-REM sleep and REM sleep), but that’s not always the case for animals.”

Article Source: The Huffington Post

Commencement 2012

Gray skies and a light sprinkle couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm as 5,858 graduates made their way to Franklin Field for Penn’s 256th Commencement on May 14.

University Chaplain Charles L. Howard urged the Class of 2012 to offer thanks to their parents and other loved ones and to the faculty, staff and administration that helped them achieve their goals.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 11, 2012

Penn Vet Researcher Tracy Bale Receives the Society for Women’s Health Research Medtronic Prize

PHILADELPHIA — Tracy L. Bale of the University of Pennsylvania received the Society for Women’s Health Research Medtronic Prize for Scientific Contributions to Women’s Health at a gala dinner last night in Washington, D.C.