School of Veterinary Medicine

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. 

Dog Owners Wade Into Vaccine Debate

June 11, 2014

Kate Berger of the School of Veterinary Medicine is quoted about dog and cat reactions to vaccines.

Article Source: ABC News

On Its 130th Birthday, Penn’s Vet School Grows in Stature: Joan C. Hendricks

June 4, 2014

Dean Joan Hendricks of the School of Veterinary Medicine writes about the history of the school.

Article Source: Harrisburg Patriot-News
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 2, 2014

University of Pennsylvania Establishes Penn Center for Innovation

President Amy Gutmann today announced the launch of the Penn Center for Innovation, a new initiative that will provide the infrastructure, leadership and resources needed to transfer promising Penn inventions, know-how and related assets into the marketplace for the public good.   

Chemotherapy Gets a Horse Back in Competition

May 27, 2014

Amy Johnson of the School of Veterinary Medicine discusses caring for a Thoroughbred champion with lymphoma.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Nasal Strips Can Help Prevent Bleeding in Horses’ Lungs

May 20, 2014

Rose Nolen-Walston of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on the effectiveness of the nasal strips used to help prevent bleeding in horses’ lungs.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Canines’ Cancer-sniffing Snouts Showing 90%-Plus Accuracy

May 19, 2014

Cindy Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine is quoted about studying whether dogs can find ovarian cancer in tissue and blood samples.

Article Source: Bloomberg

Use With the Right Guidance

May 13, 2014

Carlo Siracusa of the School of Veterinary Medicine shares his thoughts on medication used to treat behavioral problems in pets.

Article Source: New York Times

Dog’s Best Friend? Other Dogs That Give Blood

May 14, 2014

Kym Marryott of the School of Veterinary Medicine is quoted about the traveling veterinary lab.

Article Source: Associated Press