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.
School of Veterinary Medicine
Photos from the Best Friends Bash sponsored by the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are highlighted.
Teens Interested in Pursuing Career in Veterinary Medicine Participate in Program on Univ. of Pennsylvania’s Campus
Nicole Wyre of the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Summer Vets summer camp for high school students are highlighted.
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.
Cancer cells defy the rules by which normal cells abide. They can divide without cease, invade distant tissues and consume glucose at abnormal rates.
Sherrill Davison of the School of Veterinary Medicine is quoted on the impact bird flu can have on the U.S. poultry business.
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.
Nikkita Patel of the School of Veterinary Medicine is cited for studying animal trafficking.