School of Veterinary Medicine

Penn Vet Research May Lead to Future Treatment for Deadly Ebola Virus

August 5, 2014

Ronald Harty of the School of Veterinary Medicine is featured for studying compounds that could reduce the ability of a virus like Ebola.

Article Source: CBS News (Philadelphia)

Inside the 911 Call Center For Sick, Injured Marine Animals in New Jersey

July 31, 2014

Perry Habecker of the School of Veterinary Medicine is quoted on worki

Article Source: Newsworks
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194
Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | Leeann.Donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660July 29, 2014

Penn Team Makes Cancer Glow to Improve Surgical Outcomes

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The best way to cure most cases of cancer is to surgically remove the tumor. The Achilles heel of this approach, however, is that the surgeon may fail to extract the entire tumor, leading to a local recurrence. With a new technique, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have established a new strategy to help surgeons see the entire tumor in the patient, increasing the likelihood of a positive outcome.

The best way to cure most cases of cancer is to surgically remove the tumor. The Achilles heel of this approach, however, is that the surgeon may fail to extract the entire tumor, leading to a local recurrence.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194July 14, 2014

Penn Vet’s Lisa Gretebeck Tackles Public Health Through Research and Outreach

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Lisa Gretebeck always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. Like many aspiring young vets, Gretebeck was first attracted to the career through her love for animals.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone

Lisa Gretebeck always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. Like many aspiring young vets, Gretebeck was first attracted to the career through her love for animals.

Audio: Penn Vet Working Dog Center to Graduate Its First Diabetic Alert Dog, Bretagne

July 10, 2014

Cynthia Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine says, “We are working with the Diabetes Alert Dog Alliance to help facilitate the expectation of DAD dogs nationally.”

Video: Using Dogs to Detect the Scent of Ovarian Cancer

July 7, 2014

Cynthia Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine is highlighted for directing the Working Dog Center.

Article Source: NBC News (Philadelphia)

Video: Ask the Vet: Comforting Your Dogs

July 3, 2014

Carlo Siracusa of the School of Veterinary Medicine is featured for discussing pet behavior.

Article Source: CBS News (Philadelphia)

Video: New Research on Dogs With Bone Cancer May Help People

June 27, 2014

A study on immunotherapy by Nicola Mason of the School of Veterinary Medicine is discussed.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

Video: Researchers Hope Treatment for Dogs With Cancer Could Help People

June 25, 2014

Nicola Mason of the School of Veterinary Medicine says, “the concept of the vaccine is to educate the immune system, to recognize tumor cells and kill them.”

Article Source: WWMT-TV (Michigan)
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 18, 2014

Penn Team Links Placental Marker of Prenatal Stress to Neurodevelopmental Problems

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New findings by University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine scientists suggest that an enzyme found in the placenta is likely playing an important role in translating stress experienced by a mother early in pregnancy into a reprogramming of her developing baby's brain.

When a woman experiences a stressful event early in pregnancy, the risk of her child developing autism spectrum disorders or schizophrenia increases. Yet how maternal stress is transmitted to the brain of the developing fetus, leading to these problems in neurodevelopment, is poorly understood.