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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 22, 2009

Just Living With Females Extends the Reproductive Life of the Male Mouse, Says Penn Veterinary Researcher

PHILADELPHIA –- Living with a female mouse can extend the reproductive life of a male mouse by as much as 20 percent, according to a study conducted by Ralph Brinster and a team of other researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. The study was reported online today in the journal Biology of Reproduction.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604December 17, 2008

Penn Veterinary Researcher Tracy Bale Receives Career Development Award from Society for Neuroscience


PHILADELPHIA –- Tracy Bale of the University of Pennsylvania has received a 2008 Career Development Award from the Society for Neuroscience.

Bale is an assistant professor in the departments of Animal Biology at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Psychiatry at the School of Medicine.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 23, 2008

John Gearhart, Stem Cell Pioneer, Named Penn's Institute for Regenerative Medicine Director and PIK Professor

PHILADELPHIA –- John Gearhart, who led a research team that first identified and isolated human embryonic stem cells, has been named director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and also a Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 29, 2008

Stress Contributes to Increased Consumption of High Fat, High Calorie Foods, Says Award-Winning Penn Research

PHILADELPHIA -– Two veterinary researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have been awarded the 2008 Ziskind-Somerfeld Research Award given for the top science paper of the year.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 1, 2008

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Holds Canine Search Scenario at Penn Vet

WHAT:

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will hold a K-9 search training session in the basement of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine today.

The event is a demonstration for veterinary students and faculty, as well as a training session for explosive-detecting dogs. Seven dogs-in-training will run through a mock crime-scene scenario.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 21, 2008

Penn Vet World Awards Ceremony Provides $300,000 in Unrestricted Funding

What:

Presentation of the First Penn Vet World Award and Penn Vet Student Inspiration Awards

Where:

Irvine Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania
3401 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA

When:

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 14, 2008

Penn Researchers Identify First Sex Chromosome Gene Involved in Meiosis and Male Infertility

PHILADELPHIA -– A team of scientists led by University of Pennsylvania veterinary researchers have identified a gene, TEX11, located on the X chromosome, which when disrupted in mice renders the males sterile and reduces female fecundity. This is the first study of the genetic causes of infertility that links a particular sex chromosome meiosis-specific gene to sterility.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 3, 2008
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604December 17, 2007

Agent Orange Chemical, Dioxin, Attacks the Mitochondria To Cause Cancer, Says Penn Research Team

PHILADELPHIA— Researchers with the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have demonstrated the process by which the cancer-causing chemical dioxin attacks the cellular machinery, disrupts normal cellular function and ultimately promotes tumor progression.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604December 13, 2007

Penn Researchers Shine the Light of Venus to Learn How the Herpes Virus Invades Cells

PHILADELPHIA -– University of Pennsylvania researchers have uncovered an important step in how herpes simplex virus, HSV-1, uses cooperating proteins found on its outer coat to gain entry into healthy cells and infect them. Further,the study’s authors say, they have demonstrated the effectiveness of monitoring these protein interactions using biomolecular complementation.