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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194October 16, 2013

Penn Researchers Take First Step Toward a Macular Dystrophy Gene Therapy

Vitelliform macular dystrophy, also known as Best disease, is one of a group of vision-robbing conditions called bestrophinopathies that affect children and young adults. Caused by inherited mutations in the BEST1 gene, these diseases cause severe declines in central vision as patients age.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194October 10, 2013

Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center and Center for Dairy Excellence Form Partnership

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center and the Center for Dairy Excellence have signed a memorandum of understanding to formally recognize their partnership to he

Penn Vet Hospital Wants to Make Your Pet a Star

October 7, 2013

The “Happy Tails” billboard campaign presented by the School of Veterinary Medicine is highlighted.

University of Pennsylvania Graduates Class of Dogs

September 24, 2013

Cynthia Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Vice President Maureen Rush of Public Safety comment on the Penn Vet Working Dog graduation.

Article Source: Associated Press

Center Graduates First Class of Search Dogs

September 24, 2013

Cynthia Otto, Gail Smith and Annemarie DeAngelo of the School of Veterinary Medicine are featured in a story about the first anniversary of Penn Vet’s Working Dog Center.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194September 13, 2013

Fish Skin Immune Responses Resemble That of the Gut, Penn Study Finds

Fish skin is unique in that it lacks keratin, the fibrous protein found in mammalian skin that provides a barrier against the environment. Instead, the epithelial cells of fish skin are in direct contact with the immediate environment: water.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658
Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194September 6, 2013

Two Penn Students Awarded HHMI International Research Fellowships

Two doctoral students from the University of Pennsylvania, Nam Woo Cho of the Perelman School of Medicine and Maryam Yousefi of the School of Veterinary Medicine, have received International Student Research Fellowships from the Howar

Audio: Dolphin Deaths Off the East Coast; Cancer Sniffing Dog Research at Penn

September 3, 2013

Perry Habecker and Cindy Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine are interviewed.

Article Source: WHYY
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194
Media Contact:Gwendolyn Lacy | director@tlcforscc.org | 610-347-0347 x102 August 20, 2013

Penn Vet Protects 145 Acres of Chester County Farmland With Conservation Easement

With the signing of an agricultural conservation easement this week, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has ensured that 145 acres of its New Bolton Center Campus will be protected from development and will continue t

Research: Cancer Detection the Canine Way

August 18, 2013

Annemarie DeAngelo and Cynthia Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine comment on Penn’s Working Dog Center.

Article Source: Philly.com