School of Veterinary Medicine

Cross-Breed to Avoid Inbreeding

February 12, 2013

James Serpell of the School of Veterinary Medicine shares his perspective on cross-breeding.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194February 13, 2013

Penn Vet Team Uncovers a Pathway That Stimulates Bone Growth

PHILADELPHIA — Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have discovered that a protein called Jagged-1 stimulates human stem cells to differentiate into bone-producing cells.

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Media Contact:John Donges | jdonges@vet.upenn.edu | 215-898-4234February 8, 2013

Penn Vet Research on Niemann-Pick Disease Paves Way for Human Clinical Trial

PHILADELPHIA — Niemann-Pick Type C disease is a rare and incurable neurological disorder that affects 500 children worldwide. Presently, there are no therapies approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat NPC.

RMTC Sees Positive Trends in Bute Violations Study

January 28, 2013

Larry Soma of the School of Veterinary Medicine is cited for his research on phenylbutazone.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194January 18, 2013

Penn Vet Study Reveals a Promising New Target for Parkinson’s Disease Therapies

PHILADELPHIA — With a new insight into a model of Parkinson’s disease, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have identified a novel target for mitigating some of the disease’s toll on the brain.

Pet Owners Who Bristle at Doggy Breath Could Be a Toothbrush Away From a Whiff of Fresher Air

January 15, 2013

Colin Harvey of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on brushing pets’ teeth to help avoid bad breath.

Article Source: Washinton Post

Pet Cleanup

January 6, 2013

Michael Phillips of the Penn Lung Center and Lisa Murphy of the School of Veterinary Medicine are quoted about cleaning up pet hair.

Article Source: Delaware Online
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194January 2, 2013

La’Toya Latney Cares for the Feathered, the Scaly, the Slimy and the Furry at Penn Vet

La’Toya Latney’s grandmother has a photo from when Latney was about 5 years old. In it, she is sitting in front of the television, transfixed by a nature program on grizzly bears hunting salmon swimming upstream.

“At that time she said she knew I was going to be a veterinarian, so it’s been a long time coming for me,” says Latney.

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Sandy Hook Elementary School Tragedy

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