University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Hospital Lobby Gets a Makeover

April 29, 2015

Dean Joan Hendricks of the School of Veterinary Medicine talks about the newly renovated Ryan Veterinary Hospital lobby.

Article Source: CBS Philly

Video: Dog Influenza

April 24, 2015

Deborah Silverstein of the School of Veterinary Medicine talks about dogs infected with the canine influenza virus.

Article Source: WPHL-TV (Philadelphia)

Audio: Bird Flu Flare-up on Midwest Farms; Big Blue Bell Recall

April 22, 2015

Sherrill Davison of the School of Veterinary Medicine joins a discussion about an outbreak of bird flu.

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194 April 23, 2015

Penn Study Identifies Molecular Link Between DNA Damage and Premature Aging

blurb: 
University of Pennsylvania researchers found that inactivating interferon signaling in a mouse model of progeria, or premature aging, extended the animals’ lives.

Like a beloved pair of jeans, human DNA accumulates damage over time, and older people’s bodies can’t repair it as well. Many scientists believe a build up of damage can cause cells to enter an irreversible dormant state known as senescence.

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194April 22, 2015

Penn Vet, Montreal and McGill Researchers Show How Blood-Brain Barrier Is Maintained

blurb: 
In a new study, researchers have made insights into how the blood-brain barrier, or BBB, is maintained, identifying a protein key to the process. Delivering this protein to mice with the rodent equivalent of MS improved their symptoms.

The brain is a privileged organ in the body. So vital to life, the brain is protected from alterations elsewhere in the body by a highly regulated gateway known as the blood-brain barrier, which allows only selected molecules to pass through.

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194April 6, 2015

Penn Celebrates National Public Health Week

Penn's health schools are celebrating National Public Health Week by featuring stories that highlight public health efforts across the University. Follow along on Twitter at ‪#‎PennOneHealth‬.

***

Saving Pets Through Dialysis

March 22, 2015

J.D.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 16, 2015

Penn Vet Team Points to New Colon Cancer Culprit

blurb: 
Colon cancer is a heavily studied disease — and for good reason. It is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide, and its numbers are on the rise, from 500,00 deaths in 1990 to 700,000 in 2010. This growth comes despite scientists’ ever-increasing knowledge of the genetic mutations that initiate and drive this disease. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania has found evidence of a new culprit in the disease, a protein called MSI2.

Colon cancer is a heavily studied disease — and for good reason. It is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide, and its numbers are on the rise, from 500,000 deaths in 1990 to 700,000 in 2010.

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 4, 2015

Penn Scientists Describe the Function of an Enzyme Critical to Male Fertility

blurb: 
In a study published in the journal Genes and Development, University of Pennsylvania researchers have filled in details of how an enzyme, through interactions with a network of nearly two dozen other genes, protects the integrity of the germ line by giving rise to a class of RNA molecules that are essential to sperm development.

Researchers are one step closer to unraveling the extraordinarily complex series of processes that lead to an event crucial to human reproduction: the creation of sperm.

Video: Crate Controversy: Pig Farmers Face Growing Pressure

February 25, 2015

Thomas Parsons of the School of Veterinary Medicine says, “One of the challenges we face is we don’t have an accepted s

Article Source: WTHR-TV (Indiana)