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A decade of advancing working dogs for the greater good

Inspired by her experience caring for working dogs following 9/11 at Ground Zero, Penn Vet Working Dog Center Director Cynthia Otto’s initial vision has grown into a thriving organization with a mission to use science to improve the breeding, training, care, and effectiveness of working dogs.

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T cells that ‘nibble’ tumors unwittingly help cancer evade the immune response

Penn Vet have uncovered a detailed mechanism by which tumors can skirt both the immune system and cancer therapies that leverage its power.

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Cooler temps and northern climes associated with increased diabetes diagnoses in dogs

Mirroring a finding in humans, diabetes diagnoses in dogs were more common in colder areas of the U.S. and during winter, according to a new study led by Penn Vet researchers.

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Igor Brodsky, PhD, Named Inaugural Robert R. Marshak Professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine

Dean Andrew M. Hoffman has named Dr. Igor Brodsky, an internationally recognized microbiologist, the inaugural Robert R. Marshak Professor.

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Under the same sun

Since its founding by Penn Vet students in 2016, the Gambia Goat Dairy has worked in partnership with Gambians to serve its community. The research and teaching farm also gives current students the opportunity to use their veterinary skills for social good.

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Progress toward a stem cell–based therapy for blindness

A multi-institutional effort led by researchers at Penn Vet is taking steps to develop an effective technique to regenerate photoreceptors cells and restore sight in people with vision disorders.

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Claire Bruno Named Assistant Dean of Admissions and Student Life at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine

Penn Vet has named Claire Vanna Bruno as its new Assistant Dean of Admissions and Student Life. Her appointment will begin on July 25, 2022.

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The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine Announces Infectious and Zoonotic Disease Pilot Awards

Awards represent the Institute for Infectious and Zoonotic Diseases’ long-term vision of supporting research that advances understanding of infectious diseases.

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The Institute for Infectious and Zoonotic Diseases at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine to Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship

The postdoctoral fellowship will support scientists conducting research related to the biology of infectious disease.

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University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine Awarded Nearly $1 Million to Increase Efficiency of Dairy Herds and Reduce Methane Emissions

Principal investigator Dipti Pitta, MVSc, PhD, receives grant from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to build upon pioneering research on rumen microbiota and nutrient utilization.

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A newly identified stem cell regulator enables lifelong sperm production

Research led by Dr. Jeremy Wang has discovered that the enzyme DOT1L, a stem cell renewal factor, is essential for mice to produce sperm throughout their adult lives.

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P. Jeremy Wang, MD, PhD, Named Ralph L. Brinster President’s Distinguished Professor at Penn Vet

The awarding of a named, endowed professorship is the highest honor bestowed upon a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania and reflects a commitment to scientific discovery, mentorship, and service.

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‘Oft-delayed but never deterred,’ Class of 2020 and 2021 grads celebrate

Embodying adaptability and persistence, themes of the speech by Angela Duckworth, alums from the classes of 2020 and 2021 returned to campus to make up for a missed milestone.

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Elucidating the developmental origin of life-sustaining adrenal glands

Research led by the School of Veterinary Medicine reveals that adrenal development proceeds differently in humans than it does in mice.

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Frozen testicular tissue still viable after 20 years

A new study in rats has shown that male testis tissue that is cryopreserved can be reimplanted after more than 20 years and will go on to make viable sperm.

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In the Galápagos, training community scientists to monitor water quality

Both dense human populations and a plethora of wildlife can pose a challenge to marine and public health in the Galápagos Islands. With portable, user-friendly PCR technology, Penn faculty and students are training local scientists and school children to perform water quality research.

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In the Office with Dr. Katrin Hinrichs

Get to know the Chair of the Department of Clinical Studies at New Bolton Center Katrin Hinrichs.

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Morgan Agnew, V'13: The Rewards of Small Animal Reproductive Care

In what is arguably the world’s best job, Dr. Agnew spends her workdays with puppies or planning for their arrival.

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Olive, the Tiny Little Fighter

Knockout rounds and a big win in a puppy’s fight for life.

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A Heart Start for Milkshake

Stops and starts — and a lot of love — for a kid’s heart.