School of Veterinary Medicine

Cancer Research for Dogs

August 4, 2010

School of Veterinary Medicine researchers use similarities between human and canine cancers to aid search for cure.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Helping Our Dogs Be All That They Can Be

August 4, 2010

Ilana Reisner of the School of Veterinary Medicine says, “Our fast-paced, close-quarters lifestyle has only compounded the doggie doldrums.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 6, 2010

Researchers Find Clues to Gut Immunity Evolution, Reveal Similarities Between Fish/Humans

PHILADELPHIA  -– A study at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has identified the function of one of the earliest antibodies in the animal kingdom, an ancient immunoglobulin that helps explain the evolution of human intestinal immune responses.  It was discovered to play a predominant role in the guts of fish and paves the way for a better understanding of human gut immunity as well as for safer, healthier approaches to keeping fish from pathogen infections.  The findings appear in the online version of

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 26, 2010

Collaboration Solves Structure of Herpes Virus Protein, Provides New Drug Directions

PHILADELPHIA  -– The mechanism by which a herpes virus invades cells has remained a mystery to scientists, but now research from Tufts University and the University of Pennsylvania reveals the unusual structure of a key member of the protein complex that allows a herpes virus to invade cells.

The new map details an essential piece of the herpes virus “cell-entry machinery,” providing scientists with a new target for antiviral drugs.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | July 19, 2010

Seven in School of Veterinary Medicine Honored With Teaching Awards

Seven faculty members in the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine are recipients of 2010 teaching awards.   

Veterinarian Scientists Bring Unique Perspectives to Translational Research

July 16, 2010

Susan Volk and Michael Atchison of the School of Veterinary Medicine discuss veterinarians’ role in translational research.

Article Source: Science

Danger to Dogs: Some Gums, Mints Can Kill

July 12, 2010

Ken Drobatz of the School of Veterinary Medicine says gum can cause life-threatening symptoms if consumed by canines.

Article Source: KYW-TV (Philadelphia)
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Animals and the Gulf Coast Oil Spill

Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has a satellite
uplink facility with live-shot capability near campus and an on-campus
ISDN line.

June 9, 2010
  
Expert:
    Dr. Lisa A. Murphy
    Assistant Professor of Toxicology, Department of Pathobiology
    School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

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