School of Veterinary Medicine

Vets Face Rising Worry Over Fleas

September 29, 2014

Christine Cain of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on flea outbreaks among pets.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194September 25, 2014

Penn-led Study Ties Aging to Oxidative Damage in Mitochondria

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In a new study, University of Pennsylvania scientists used innovative techniques to find evidence that oxidative damage in mitochondria — the small compartments in cells that convert food to energy — may play a role in the aging process.

As long as humans have been alive, they’ve been seeking ways to extend life just a little longer. So far no one has found the fountain of youth, but researchers have begun to understand how humans age, little by little, offering hope for therapies that may blunt the effects of time on the body.

Will Cancer-sniffing Dogs Lose Their Jobs to a Machine?

September 24, 2014

Cynthia Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine and A.T.

Article Source: PBS Newshour

Dye Offers Hope for Removal of All Traces of Tumors

September 21, 2014

Sunil Singhal of the Perelman School of Medicine and David Holt of the School of Veterinary Medicine are quoted about studying a way to make tumors glow in order to detect cancer.

Article Source: Philly.com

Training Dogs to Sniff Out Cancer

September 10, 2014

Cynthia Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Charlie Johnson of the School of Arts & Sciences discuss cancer detection.

Article Source: New York Times

Video: Can Dogs Be Trained to Detect the Smell of Cancer?

September 6, 2014

Cynthia Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine and A.T. Charlie Johnson of the School of Arts & Sciences discuss cancer detection.

Article Source: PBS NewsHour

Dinosaur Nest Had 24 Hatchlings and a ‘Babysitter’

August 29, 2014

Researchers from the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Veterinary Medicine are highlighted for analyzing a 120-million-year-old fossil of a possible dinosaur nest.

Article Source: CBS News

Talking With…

September 1, 2014

Corinne Sweeney of the School of Veterinary Medicine is interviewed.

Article Source: County Lines Magazine

Possible Dinosaur Nest May Have Had ‘Babysitter,’ Penn Study Finds

August 27, 2014

School of Arts & Sciences doctoral student Brandon Hedrick and Peter Dodson of SAS and the School of Veterinary Medicine are highlighted for leading a study of 120 million-year-old dinosaur fossil.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194August 26, 2014

Penn Paleontologists Describe a Possible Dinosaur Nest and Young ‘Babysitter’

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A new examination of a rock slab containing fossils of 24 very young dinosaurs and one older individual is suggestive of a group of hatchlings overseen by a caretaker, according to a new study by University of Pennsylvania researchers.

Dinosaurs are often depicted as giant, frightening beasts. But every creature is a baby once.

A new examination of a rock slab containing fossils of 24 very young dinosaurs and one older individual is suggestive of a group of hatchlings overseen by a caretaker, according to a new study by University of Pennsylvania researchers.