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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604December 14, 2009

Penn Researchers Find Reproductive Germ Cells Survive and Thrive In Transplants, Even Among Species

PHILADELPHIA –- Reproductive researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have succeeded in isolating and transplanting pure populations of the immature cells that enable male reproduction in two species—human spermatogonia and mouse gonocytes. These germline stem cells, taken from testis biopsies, demonstrated viability following transplantation to mouse testes within a controlled laboratory setting.

BBC Film Exposes Problems With Purebreds

December 11, 2009
James Serpell of the School of Veterinary Medicine provides expert insight for the documentary film “Pedigree Dogs Exposed.”
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Video: Ugly Side of Dog Breeding

December 10, 2009
James Serpell of the School of Veterinary Medicine discusses pure-bred dog-breeding practices.
Article Source: “The Today Show” (NBC)

Camp, When a Kennel Won't Do

December 9, 2009
Ilana Reisner of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on pet owners' use of dog camps.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Wounded Delaware K-9 Released From Hospital

December 1, 2009
Elaine Holmes of the School of Veterinary Medicine says police-dog Diablo overcame the odds.
Article Source: KYW-TV (Philadelphia)

Wounded K-9 Released From Hospital

December 1, 2009
Elaine Holmes of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on police-dog Diablo’s release from Ryan Veterinary Hospital.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Police Dog, Shot Twice, Hailed as a ‘Hero’

November 11, 2009
The Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania cares for Delaware dog-hero Diablo.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Police Dog Recovering After Being Shot in Delaware

November 11, 2009
David Holt of the School of Veterinary Medicine says police-dog Diablo is expected to make a full recovery.
Article Source: KYW Radio (Philadelphia)

Do Fat Parents Have Taller Babies?

November 4, 2009
Tracy Bale of the School of Veterinary Medicine is cited for research on genetic body types.
Article Source: Newsweek

New Call-In Service Could Help Save Your Cat or Dog

September 27, 2009
Justine Lee of the School of Veterinary Medicine provides advice on how best to utilize the pet poison line.
Article Source: KYW Radio (Philadelphia)