Health & Medicine
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Presentation of the First Penn Vet World Award and Penn Vet Student Inspiration Awards
Irvine Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania
3401 Spruce Street
Dr. Jennifer Pinto-Martin
Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
• Director, Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research and Epidemiology
• Lead researcher in the largest national study on developmental disabilities, the Study to Explore Early Development, which will study causes of autism, including genetics and environment.
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.
Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | firstname.lastname@example.org | 215-898-4820January 30, 2008
PHILADELPHIA –- Students at West Philadelphia’s Sayre High School who are taking a health-education class have been working with University of Pennsylvania nurse practitioner students and Penn School of Nursing faculty to learn accurate growth and diabetes-risk-factor assessment.
They are evaluating children in the Beacon after-school program at Sayre and providing nutrition education and a dance program designed to increase physical activity.