Katherine Unger Baillie
Many Protected Areas Face Threats in Sustaining Biodiversity, Penn’s Daniel Janzen and Colleagues Report
PHILADELPHIA — Establishing protection over a swath of land seems like a good way to conserve its species and its ecosystems.
Penn Vet’s Farrier Service Keeps Horses on Their Feet
Patrick Reilly had been happily shoeing horses for more than a dozen years in New Hampshire when he got some momentous news. “I had promised my wife 20 years ago that we would never relocate,” he says, “unless I got a call from Penn.”
Fall course explores stem cell ethics, education
Cellular Reprogramming. Cord-blood banking. Preserving the fertility of young people undergoing cancer treatment. Scenarios such as these are no longer the stuff of science fiction; they are real-life examples of how stem cell science can influence the lives of ordinary people.
Working Dog Center seeks foster families
There’s no doubt, puppies can bring joy to people’s lives with their antics and unconditional love. But what if providing a home for one of these cute and furry critters could reap benefits for society at large, even save human lives?
Chasing Storms to Study the Carbon Cycle, Penn’s Hyejung Lee Pursues Research in Puerto Rico
Most visitors to the Caribbean hope that their stay won’t coincide with a major tropical storm. Hyejung Lee hoped for exactly the opposite.
Working Dog Center to open at South Bank this fall
Though the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks will be a time for somber reflection, the Penn Vet Working Dog Center is using the day to celebrate the opening of a new physical space—located in the South Bank, 3401 Grays Ferry Ave.—for training detection dogs.
Summer VETS Program Gives High School and College Students a Taste of Veterinary Life at Penn
Gently placing the stethoscope against the golden retriever’s furry rib cage, a woman listens intently through the earpiece. “Lungs auscult clear,” she declares — veterinarian-speak for a healthy-sounding respiratory system.
Penn Dental Medicine Faculty Receive IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards
PHILADELPHIA — For their outstanding research achievements, Denis Kinane and George Hajishengallis of the University of Pennsylvania
Flu Research Should Proceed With Caution, Penn’s Joshua Plotkin and Others Urge
PHILADELPHIA — The journal Science is today publishing a paper revealing that highly pathogenic H5N1 influenza, also known as bird flu, can pass from one ferret to another through the air.
Chemical Analysis of Pottery, Informed by Penn Research, Reveals First Dairying in Saharan Africa
PHILADELPHIA — The first unequivocal evidence that humans in prehistoric Saharan Africa used cattle for their milk nearly 7,000 years ago is described in research by an international team of scientists, led by researchers from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom and including Kathleen Ryan of the University of P