School of Veterinary Medicine

Cleft-Palate Dog Connects With Children with ‘Facial Differences’

July 18, 2013

The “Best Friends Bash” is highlighted and John Lewis of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on craniofacial surgeries.

Article Source: Philly.com

Video: Checking In With ‘Super Puppies’

July 11, 2013

The School of Veterinary Medicine’s Working Dog Center and Cynthia Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine are featured.

Article Source: Fox News

Endearing Pooch Lentil Helps Kids With Facial Differences

July 2, 2013

Alexander Reiter and John Lewis of the School of Veterinary Medicine are mentioned for performing surgery on Lentil, a French bulldog born with a cleft palate and cleft lip.

Article Source: CNN
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Media Contact:Manasee Wagh | manasee@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 18, 2013

Penn Researchers Pinpoint How Smoking Causes Osteoporosis

Human bone breaks down and regenerates naturally all the time, in a perfectly balanced dance that maintains skeletal integrity.

As people age, bone tends to deteriorate faster, causing osteoporosis and other disorders. Smoking artificially accelerates bone degeneration as well.

Maryland Nonprofit Aid Research Into Eye Diseases

June 17, 2013

Gustavo D. Aguirre and Karina E. Guziewicz of the School of Veterinary Medicine are conducting research to treat human blindness.

Article Source: Philly.com

After Long Battle With Illness, Paynter Is Set to Make Return to Racetrack

June 13, 2013

The School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center is mentioned.

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Stress Can Cause Permanent Damage to a Man’s Sperm – and Affect the Mental Health of His Children

June 13, 2013

Tracy Bale of the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Perelman School of Medicine talks about studying how stressed fathers can affect offspring brain development.

Article Source: MainOnline.com
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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653June 12, 2013

Penn Study Finds Stressed Dads Can Affect Offspring Brain Development

Sperm doesn’t appear to forget anything. Stress felt by dad—whether as a preadolescent or adult—leaves a lasting impression on his sperm that gives sons and daughters a blunted reaction to stress, a response linked to several mental disorders. 

Progress Made on Laminitis, but Still Much Left to Do

June 7, 2013

Kurt Hankerson of the School of Veterinary Medicine shares the progress that has been made on understanding laminitis.

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Philly’s Cleft Palate Puppy Is Internet Celebrity

June 3, 2013

Alexander Reiter and John Lewis of the School of Veterinary Medicine discuss surgery to fix a puppy’s cleft palate.

Article Source: NBC10 Philadelphia