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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | | 215-898-9194January 16, 2014

Same Cell Death Pathway Involved in Three Forms of Blindness, Penn Team Finds

Studying three different forms of blindness, a Penn Vet team found that retinal cell death involves all involve that genes in the same pathway s. Their study points to possible interventions that could curb vision loss across a variety of inherited retinal diseases.

Gene therapies developed by University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine researchers have worked to correct different forms of blindness.

Rebuilding Our Badly Broken Pets

January 13, 2014

John Lewis is mentioned for performing a reconstructive facial surgery on a dog when Lewis was at the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Article Source: New York Times

Cold Weather Tips to Keep Your Pets in Good Health

January 7, 2014

Deborah Mandell of the School of Veterinary Medicine is quoted about keeping pets in good health during the bitter cold weather.

Article Source: National Public Radio

Saved From Death by Penn Veterinarians, ‘Snickers’ Now Working for Salvation Army

December 18, 2013

Sarah Peters of Penn’s New Bolton Center is quoted about caring for a pony in need of surgery.

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A Few Words on Antibiotics, Livestock With an Expert

December 17, 2013

Sherrill Davison of the School of Veterinary Medicine is interviewed.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Cancer Is Leading Disease-related Killer of Dogs and Cats

December 15, 2013

Erika Krick of the School of Veterinary Medicine is quoted about veterinary oncology.

Article Source: CBS (Chicago)

Fearful Memories Haunt Mouse Descendants

December 1, 2013

Tracy Bale of the School of Veterinary Medicine says, “It’s pretty unnerving to think that our germ cells could be so plastic and dynamic in response to changes in the environment.”

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Witness at Hearing Urge Congress to Enlist Antidoping Agency and Save Horse Racing

November 21, 2013

Lawrence Soma of the School of Veterinary Medicine is quoted.

Article Source: New York Times

Mushroom Compound Offers Hope for Cancer in Dogs and Humans

November 22, 2013

Dottie Brown of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on hemangiosarcoma.

Article Source: ABC News

Bone Cancer Vaccine for Dogs Shows Promise for Breast Cancer

November 21, 2013

Nicola Mason of the School of Veterinary Medicine is mentioned for studying cancer vaccine trials.

Article Source: ABC News