School of Veterinary Medicine

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

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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.

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Saving Pets Through Dialysis

March 22, 2015

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

Penn Vet Team Points to New Colon Cancer Culprit

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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.

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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

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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)

Snowy Owls, Rarity in Phila. Region, Back for Second Winter

February 26, 2015

Sherrill Davison of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on the condition of snowy owls recovered from New Englan

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194February 25, 2015

Penn Vet Researchers Identify Effective Treatment for Niemann Pick Type C

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A study coming out in Science Translational Medicine and led by University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine researchers has shown that cats with the rare disease Niemann Pick type C — which mirrors the human version of the disease — show vast improvements when treated with a compound called cyclodextrin.

Niemann Pick Disease type C, or NPC, is a disease most people have never heard of, affecting just one person in 150,000. Yet the disease is a devastating one. Frequently diagnosed in children in their elementary school years, sufferers usually die by the time they’re 20.

Video: Ask the Vet: Pets and Heart Disease

February 14, 2015

Danielle Laughlin of the School of Veterinary Medicine answers questions about heart disease and pets.

Article Source: CBS News (Philadelphia)

4 Things You Should Know About Beagles Before You Adopt One

February 18, 2015

James Serpell of the School of Veterinary Medicine discusses beagles as pets.

Article Source: Metro (Philadelphia)

Audio & Video: Dogs, They’re Just Like Us

February 13, 2015

James Serpell of the School of Veterinary Medicine discusses his work on how human behavior can influence pet dogs’ beh

Article Source: ScienceFriday.com