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What to Do About The Spotted Lanternfly

IMAGE: PENN STATE UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — This is the time of year when thousands of students, families and football fans are coming to University Park, and Penn State officials want to make sure those visitors are not transporting the spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect that is threatening the northeastern U.S., especially southeastern Pennsylvania. The planthopper, native to Asia, has the potential to harm Pennsylvania's economy by damaging crops, landscapes and natural ecosystems, including the grape, tree-fruit, hardwood and nursery industries. Vigilance is especially important as the pest’s egg-laying season is quickly approaching, noted Heather Leach, Penn State’s spotted lanternfly... Read more →


How to Produce a Perfect Essay?

Gloucestercitynews.net (Sept. 25, 2019)--A lot of people detest essay writing because, honestly, it can be a quite difficult task for anyone. Generally, writing a good essay requires that you adequately follow the process involved no matter the subject you may be writing on. The writing process can actually take up a lot of your time – which is very precious – to gather materials, read and brainstorm ideas that eventually you’re going to use in your work. If it were possible, many people would totally avoid the task altogether to focus on other things which they find easier and more... Read more →


ROAD TO ATLANTA

CNBNewsnet (September 22, 2019)--The first game of the season is officially set to tip off on Tuesday November 5th, but the unofficial opening to the 2019-20 NCAA basketball season comes when teams hit their home court for Midnight Madness. A tradition started in 1971 by the Maryland Terrapins, the first official practice of the season brings a celebration of players, fans and players together in preparation for the road to Atlanta and the 2020 Final Four. Although many brackets will be busted come March Madness and predicting how well teams will fare throughout the season is tough to do with... Read more →


HOW COLLEGE STUDENTS COMBINE EDUCATION AND SPORT

Gloucestercitynews.net (September 13, 2019)--Sports and academic learning are known to complement each other, and most people have forgotten the importance of a student undergoing both of them. Academic learning requires a list of academic skills, and the same applies to sports. However, not all students can effectively combine their academic skills with sports. They end up flopping on one end and succeed in the other. If the student is unlucky, he might flop on both sides. For instance, according to Pearson higher learning, a student who wants to learn how to write an essay needs features such as an essay... Read more →


PET NEWS: Is treatment forever?

By Katherine Unger Baillie | Kbaillie@Upenn.edu Published: Sep 11, 2019 Gloucestercitynews.net--PHILADELPHIA PA--Nearly two decades ago, a gene therapy restored vision to Lancelot, a Briard dog who was born with a blinding disease. This ushered in a period of hope and progress for the field of gene therapy aimed at curing blindness, which culminated in the 2017 approval of a gene therapy that improved vision in people with Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), a rare, inherited form of blindness closely related to the condition seen in Lancelot. It represents the first FDA-approved gene therapy for an inherited genetic disease. The gene therapy,... Read more →


Aesthetics of Skin Cancer Therapy may vary by Treatment Type

Credit: Getty Images/Casarsa Guru While there are several effective options for treating non-melanoma skin cancers, some may result in better cosmetic appearance after treatment, according to researchers. Gloucestercitynews.net--Newswise — HERSHEY, Pa. — While there are several effective options for treating non-melanoma skin cancers, some may result in better cosmetic appearance after treatment, according to researchers. In a meta-analysis of 58 studies, a study led by Penn State College of Medicine compared four types of skin cancer treatments and found that while all four had similar recurrence rates a year after treatment, a form of radiation called brachytherapy and a type... Read more →


Public Forum in Philadelphia on Climate Change Adaptation, Resilience, Social Equity

StateImpact Pennsylvania Presentation Emma Lee / WHYY Philadelphia students cut class to participate in a rally at Thomas Paine Plaza on May 3, 2019 to protest inaction on climate change issues. PHILADELPHIA PA--The effects of climate change pose risks to Pennsylvanians that include frequent extreme weather events and threats to human health through air pollution, diminished water quality, and heat stress. Those effects could be felt more deeply by vulnerable communities. At 6 p.m Sept. 12 at The Energy Forum at the Kleinman Center in Philadelphia, StateImpact Pennsylvania will present a distinguished panel to discuss the intersection of environmental justice,... Read more →


USEFUL TIPS FOR COLLEGE DISSERTATION

Gloucestercitynews.net(August 27, 2019)Writing is a challenging task. To write a good College dissertation paper you will be required to take into account certain tasks that will help you write successfully. This article aims to assist you with practical ideas that will assist you to write your paper and accomplish it with success. If you are new to writing college dissertation, don’t you worry, there is not much difference from the tips for essay writing you were taught. Dissertation is a kind of advanced essay. As you write your dissertation make sure that you follow these practical ideas. Read each of... Read more →


4 Tips for Protecting Your Small Business from Fraud

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 22, 2019)--Corporate security surveys indicate that more than half of all businesses have been victims of fraud at some point or another. Furthermore, almost a quarter of those businesses have suffered monetary losses of more than $1,000,000. Statistics like these highlight the very real need for business owners to focus intently on fraud prevention in their everyday affairs. Unfortunately, the vast majority of small businesses simply aren't aware of the risks they're facing. Luckily, you can greatly reduce your chances of falling victim to fraud by taking the following preventative measures: 1. Use an Online Fraud Monitoring Service Keeping... Read more →


Rowan University Art Gallery presents "Mending a Reflection"

Rowan University Art Gallery is pleased to present Mending a Reflection, a solo exhibition of Julie Heffernan’s self-portraits, curated by Mary Salvante, Director of Rowan University Art Gallery. The exhibit will be on view September 3 to October 26, 2019, with an opening reception and artist talk on September 12, from 5 – 7:30 pm. Artist talk begins at 5 pm with a reception immediately following. Mending a Reflection addresses the connection between culture, mass media and personal identity through the eyes of one central female figure. Through self-portraiture, Heffernan investigates what she calls the “shared collective unconscious,” exploring the... Read more →


Rutgers Joins Big Ten Study to Reduce Concussions

The groundbreaking study involving the nation’s most elite athletic and academic universities Newswise — Data on every consenting Rutgers athlete who experiences a concussion is helping to inform a large-scale, nationwide study aimed at making sports safer for student-athletes. Rutgers is part of the Big Ten-Ivy League Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Research Collaboration, comprised of the nation’s most elite athletic and academic universities, and is participating in its Big Ten-Ivy League Epidemiology of Concussions study. Rutgers School of Health Professions researcher Carrie Esopenko, assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences and an expert on head trauma, enrolled... Read more →


Tips For Becoming A Lawyer

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 27, 2019)--Becoming a lawyer isn’t for everyone, but if you feel particularly passionate about this career, or you have always been curious about it, then this article is for you. It’s important to understand that the daily life of a lawyer is not the same as the one you see in movies or television series. These shows are dramatized for people to watch and enjoy them. Everyday processes are much slower, but so long as you enjoy what you are doing, that is the number one most important consideration to keep in mind. Here are some tips on how... Read more →


How You can Quickly Recover After a Serious Injury

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 27, 2019)--Safety is something that is always talked about in different scenarios. However, you can’t always control everything around you, and accidents can happen at any time. In fact, they tend to happen when you least expect them to! You should know what to do in the case that you are ever in an accident and how to deal with the after effects. This includes caring for yourself, dealing with any legal implication, and moving forward in every way. On that note, below, you’ll find out how you can quickly recover after a serious injury. Put Your Health First... Read more →


New Items Added to Johnny Gaudreau Scholarship Golf Tournament Online Auction!

NEW ITEMS ADDED: Online Auction Now Open for Johnny Gaudreau Scholarship Golf Tournament! The online auction for the Fourth Annual Johnny Gaudreau Scholarship Golf Tournament is now posted! New items have been recently added! Visit the link below and register to bid on many exciting items: Click here to view Online Auction! Items up for bid include: * Many getaway vacation packages, including a California Wine Experience, a Wrigley Field Getaway, and a Kentucky Derby Package and more! * Rental of a private villa in the National Park of Cilento, Italy for 12; * Numerous autographed memorabilia by pro sports... Read more →


Could E-Scooters Revolutionize Transport in Philadelphia?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 19, 2019)--In a growing number of US cities, including Washington DC, Baltimore, and Los Angeles, electric scooters or e-scooters are becoming an increasingly common sight. These small and energy-efficient vehicles are perfect for personal transportation through cities and other urban environments. They are the perfect personal vehicle for these environmentally conscious times. Royalty Free Photo Philadelphia is one of the last of the big US cities to allow e-scooter rentals and this has represented a notable absence on the list of cities that support these vehicles. However, that might be about to change very soon, now that the City... Read more →


Healthcare for Athletes: Six Ways To Recover From An Injury

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 19, 2019)--Whether you’re a professional athlete, or simply someone who takes sport and physical fitness very seriously, suffering an injury can be debilitating and devastating. Not only can it leave you unable to train or compete, but you could also find yourself limited with regards to your daily activities and movements; loss of work, less social interaction and general immobility can all be incredibly stressful. If this has happened to you, or someone you know, it’s important to remember that it’s a temporary situation. Read on for our top tips on how to recover from a sports injury. Work... Read more →


Top Seven Educational Platforms to Help You Manage More

by Jeff Blaylock (gloucestercitynews.net)(May 23, 2019)--Online learning is the bread and butter of the educational sector. It is the next iteration of our ever-evolving learning institutions. More and more educational facilities now offer courses over the internet tens of thousands of students have access to without leaving the comfort of their homes. These days, if you’re looking to learn a new skill, there are dozens of online learning platforms where you can sign up for free and learn from the greatest minds on the planet. You even get to earn qualifications, including degrees, from these platforms. image source https://hispanic-today.com/ Let’s... Read more →


Penn Vet & Wharton School Launching New Veterinary Entrepreneurship Program

By Martin Hackett Executive education program allows veterinarians to build entrepreneurial skills to have impact on public health, environmental sustainability, human and animal well-being. Andrew Hoffman, Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of Veterinary Medicine, will serve as academic director for the new Leading Veterinary Entrepreneurship program. “I wanted to develop an executive program with the Wharton School that would give veterinarians the tools to drive improvements in public health, environmental sustainability, and more importantly, human and animal well-being." [PHILADELPHIA, May 14, 2019] – Entrepreneurship, innovation and new business ventures – championed by schools of business and engineering across the country for... Read more →


The Advantages of Learning A New Language At A Young Age

Learning a new language as a child at a young age is definitely advantageous. There are various reasons for this, including the fact that it is simply easier for children to accomplish. Additionally, a second language allows for increased potential to open up doors for them in adulthood. To find out what specific benefits your kids could stand to reap by becoming bilingual during their formative years, make sure to read on. It’s easier to absorb information at a young age In general terms, the younger a person is, the easier it is for them to learn a new language.... Read more →


Making headway against a killer virus

gloucestercitynews.net | March 11, 2019 In an experiment by the School of Veterinary Medicine’s Ronald Harty and Bruce Freedman, virus-like particles of Ebola (in green and yellow), which mimic the process by which the authentic Ebola virus spreads, exit a cell along filaments of actin (in red), a structural protein. Harty and Freedman are designing compounds to block this process, increasing the likelihood an infected individual could recover. (Photo: Gordon Ruthel) PHILADELPHIA, PA--Ebola just isn’t going away. Following the major 2014 outbreak in West Africa, the deadly infection came back with a vengeance last year in the Democratic Republic of... Read more →


Going out of the box to learn to treat exotic creatures

Staff veterinarian Peter DiGeronimo oversees students Stefan Gallini, a third-year, and Lauren Palena, a first-year, as they perform a check up on Blaze, a Mini Lop rabbit. DiGeronimo, himself a Penn Vet alum, supports students with a penchant for treating exotic species in finding opportunities to bolster their classroom and clinical training. PHILADELPHIA, PA--Rebecca Revay, a fourth-year veterinary student at Penn, never had a dog growing up. Instead, her home’s animal census included “red-eared sliders, fire-bellied toads, some parrots, guinea pigs, hamsters, a lot of fish tanks, and a couple snakes,” she says. Perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise,... Read more →


Self Defense for College Students-2019 Guide To Campus Protection

(CNBNewsnet)(December 14, 2018)--Many college students and institutions are aware of the importance of personal safety and self-defense, but not everyone knows the best ways to defend themselves. From keeping yourself prepared when out alone to knowing how to defend yourself and what to use, these rules will help on any campus. Don’t just arm yourself with a knife or stun gun, learn how to use them and how to avoid getting into a situation where they are needed. If you or a loved one are heading off to college, keep in mind these simple rules. 1. Keep off your phone... Read more →


PET VET: Pennsylvania Farm Show 2019 Jan. 5; Free Series for Horse Owners & Enthusiasts Alike

Saturday, January 05, 2019 8:00 AM –5:00 PM Address: North Cameron and Maclay Streets Location: Harrisburg, PA Pennsylvania Farm Show Penn Vet is a proud annual exhibitor at Pennsylvania's Farm Show in Harrisburg. Volunteer to help staff the Penn Vet booth where attendees can learn more information and find fun, educational activities about animals and their care. The 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show will take place from January 5-12, 2019. Admission is free and parking is $15 in all Farm Show Complex-operated lots. The annual Farm Show boasts over 6,000 animals, hundreds of exhibitors and vendors, hundreds of contests and demonstrations,... Read more →


Equine Field Service on the Beat for Clydesdale Cops

By: Sacha AdornoPublished: Dec 5, 2018 The New Castle County Mounted Patrol Unit getting into the holiday spirit. From left, Officer Annone on Warden, Officer Nicholson on Diesel, Corporal Shughart on Spartan, Officer Lockett on Seahawk, Sergeant Henasey on Elvis, and Corporal Crum on Wrangler Clydesdale cops Spartan and Julio help keep the peace in northern Delaware, so the horses’ massive bodies must always be up to the task. With their human riders, the equine officers police parks, neighborhoods, and community events as members of the New Castle County (NCC) Mounted Patrol Unit. When recent eye issues bothered both horses,... Read more →


Shelter Medicine Program Expands Shelter and Community Outreach

View Penn Vet Extra - December 2018 By: Sacha AdornoPublished: Dec 5, 2018 Dr. Brittany Watson (at right) supervises a vaccination given by Penn Vet students in the Hunting Park neighborhood of Philadelphia. Every year, 6.5 million stray or surrendered animals enter shelters, 1.5 million of them are euthanized. In Philadelphia, the city’s shelter alone admitted 19,000 animals last year. Enter Penn Vet’s Shelter Medicine program with a mission that includes keeping animals from ending up in shelters at all. The program helps improve the lives of the city’s most at-risk animals. And early next year it will start covering... Read more →


University Research Paper: 6 Ways to Write a Masterpiece

(November 1, 2018)--If a prospective research paper author is concerned in a more general tutorial on research papers, where one must check out several research paper workshops that are accessible on the Web. If one requires to get in progress right away, one should start from the essay table of contents to see what's at that specific site, and then browse step by step to follow a recognized approach to accomplishment on one's research paper. Please, note that it doesn’t matter whether you need a high-school essay or a postgraduate research paper, a thesis proposal or an MBA dissertation because... Read more →


Timothy J. Piazza Anti-hazing LawProtecting Students and Increasing Penalties

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has signed Senate Bill 1090, the Timothy J. Piazza Antihazing Law, which strengthens penalties for hazing and ensures that schools have safeguards to protect students. The governor was joined by Jim and Evelyn Piazza, Timothy’s parents, bill sponsor Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, Penn State President Eric J. Barron and Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education Chancellor Dan Greenstein. Timothy Piazza was a 19-year-old Penn State University student who died in February 2017 at a fraternity. “Tim’s tragic experience has led to real change. There is no place for hazing on our college campuses.... Read more →


Pets Surviving the Storms

PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Since Hurricane Katrina, displaced pets and their families have captured the attention of animal lovers everywhere. Some of the most heart-wrenching stories are of people separated from their four-legged family members. Indeed, public outrage over the poor pet evacuation response during Katrina led Congress to enact the Pet Evacuation Transportation Standards (PETS) Act of 2006, which mandates local and state governments include pets in emergency evacuation plans. During Hurricane Florence last month, Penn Vet’s Dr. Sue McDonnell, Founding Head of the Equine Behavior Program at New Bolton Center, and Dr. Carlo Siracusa, Clinical Assistant Professor, Behavior Medicine... Read more →


ICE removes Jamaican national wanted for murder

NEW YORK (September 2018)(CNBNewsnet) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) removed a Jamaican national Thursday who is wanted in his home country on murder charges. Oshane Wayne Thompson, 24, was removed from the United States via an ICE Air Operations Charter flight and transferred into the custody of Jamaican law enforcement authorities. “We are targeting criminal aliens every day in New York City, many like Thompson who is wanted in his home country to face murder charges,” said Thomas R. Decker, field office director for ERO New York. “It is important to recognize that... Read more →


Off-Season Main Transfers

(CNBNewsnet)(August 30, 2018)--The off-season period is an important phase of the NBA, during which each club tries to improve its squad and to make the most advantageous transfers. This season has been especially notable for interesting transfers. Such solutions will impact the distribution of force among the clubs significantly. Fans can follow basketball live on the user-friendly web platform broadcasting all interesting events. The Most Interesting Transfers The off-season period of this year has a sort of tradition - transfers of true veterans who have been playing with one club for a long time. For example, the following interesting transfers... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Just Sayin':

THAT's A LOT OF CABBAGE

Dawn Watson/CNBNewsnet (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)(July 23, 2018)-- I grew up poor. Not homeless poor, but the kind of poor where I had to start working when I was fourteen to contribute to the household. It’s just how it was. My mother had to look for bargains everywhere, including the grocery store. We clipped coupons until our fingers were calloused, looked for sales and substituted cheaper ingredients than what recipes called for. I was eighteen before I realized you were expected to add hamburger to Hamburger Helper in order to complete the dish. I packed my lunch bag with cheese ends... Read more →


Liberian war criminal living in Pennsylvania convicted of immigration fraud and perjury

PHILADELPHIA – On July 3, 2018, a defendant in Collingdale, Pennsylvania was found guilty by a federal jury of immigration fraud and perjury charges, following a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) led investigation, with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Jucontee Thomas Woewiyu, 72, lied on his application for U.S. citizenship by denying that he advocated the overthrow of any government by force or violence and by denying that he ever persecuted any person because of membership in a social group or their political opinion. Woewiyu is a founder and the former Minister... Read more →


Penn State's Blue Sparrow Team Named Phase I Winner of Gofly Prize

Newswise — UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A team of Penn State Aerospace Engineering faculty and students is one step closer to making electric-powered human flight a reality after winning a Phase I award for the GoFly Prize, a worldwide competition to build the world’s first personal flying device for anyone, anywhere. The two-year competition, sponsored by The Boeing Company and managed by GoFly, will push the boundaries of innovation, engineering and transportation, and will challenge innovators, inventors and engineers to develop a safe, quiet, ultra-compact, near-VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) personal flying device capable of flying 20 miles without refueling... Read more →


Recent Penn Vet Grad Meghan Ramos helps people by training animals

Recent Penn Vet graduate Meghan Ramos continues her dog scent detection research as a Penn Vet Working Dog Center fellow. PHILADELPHIA PA (CNBNewsnet)--“Go, Osa!” says Meghan Ramos, a recent graduate of Penn’s Veterinary Medicine program. Osa, a German shepherd, runs over to a wheel, carefully sniffing one of eight arms that extend from the scent wheel’s center. At the end of each arm is a blood serum that contains either malignant or benign ovarian cancer, a normal, cancer-free serum, or a distractor scent. Osa’s trained to detect blood serums that contain malignant ovarian cancer. Osa successfully finds the malignant serum... Read more →


Is Your Snoring a Sign of Something More Serious?

CNBNews graphics file CNBNewsnet (June 4, 2018)--Whether you know it or not, the world is in the midst of a full-blown snoring epidemic. And this epidemic is affecting both the people who snore and the ones who don’t. Just look at the numbers: approximately 33% of people in the United States have a chronic snoring problem and 50% snore at least occasionally. What’s worse, snoring can lead to a number of chronic diseases, including sleep apnea, a fatal form snoring where the person stops breathing during the night for minutes at a time. What is Snoring and Are You Prone... Read more →


Assets in the opioid epidemic, working dogs can also become its victims

Source: University of Penn School of Veterinary Medicine Cynthia Otto, director of the School of Veterinary Medicine’s Working Dog Center, examines a K9 officer as part of a Working Dog Center study. (Image: Tracy Darling/Superfit Canine) It’s hard to overstate the magnitude of the nation’s opioid crisis, which claims more than 100 lives each day due to overdoses. The impact of opioids radiates beyond the direct users, however, as secondary exposure to drugs can harm first responders such as police officers, firefighters, and even working dogs, which can use their perceptive noses to find illicit drugs. Cynthia Otto, director of... Read more →


Penn Vet Dr. Cynthia Otto awarded for her work with the human-animal bond

(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) May 10, 2018 (CNBNewsnet)—Dr. Cynthia Otto, founder and executive director of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named the winner of the 2018 Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award. Named in honor of the late Leo K. Bustad, an internationally recognized pioneer in the field of human-animal interactions, the Bustad Award is one of three American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Animal Welfare and Human Animal Bond Excellence Awards sponsored and funded by Merck Animal Health. It is presented to an AVMA member veterinarian in recognition of their outstanding work... Read more →


Penn School of Veterinary Medicine Involved in Stem Cell and Mammary Gland Study

A Penn-led team identified Dll1, a signaling molecule as a marker of mammary gland stem cells, and one that plays a vital role in normal development of the mammary tissue. Above, a cross-section of a mouse mammary gland. (Image: Sushil Kumar and Rumela Chakrabarti) The human body develops most tissue types during fetal development, in a mother’s uterus. Yet one only tissue develops after birth: the mammary gland. This milk-producing organ, a defining characteristic of mammals, is also the site of one of the most common cancers, breast cancer, which affects roughly one in eight women in the United States... Read more →


Keys To Being A Successful Parent

CNBNews graphics file by CNBNews Staff (CNBNewsnet)(May 16, 2018)--Parenting is a tough job, and you should be proud of yourself for getting this far! While there is no right or wrong way to be the best parent you can be, there are tips that will help you achieve success. Don’t let what’s happened in the past stop you from changing your ways going forward and making a better future for you and your kids. Stay hopeful that you’ll continue to learn and grow and be the best parent you can be to your children. Mistakes happen, so don’t let a... Read more →


Parent Confessions: I Didn’t Understand the Seriousness of my Son’s Steroid Use

Photo Courtesy of Cindy Fox We are a baseball family. I played Little League Baseball® and so did both of my boys. Our oldest son went on the play collegiate baseball and was scouted by several Major League teams, and was Taylor’s idol. Like his older brother, Taylor played Little League and then played on his high school team. He was a very talented player, and had dreams of pitching in college and one day playing in the pros. Taylor was very competitive at everything he did – in school and in his social life. During high school, he was... Read more →


Veterinary experts work to stay ahead of equine doping

Using New Bolton Center's high-speed horse treadmill and other specialized equipment, the Equine Pharmacology Research Laboratory has been testing the effects of certain drugs in highly fit animals. PHILADELPHIA PA (CNBNewsnet)--Elite athletes train for years to reach the top of their game. Yet some succumb to temptation, using performance-enhancing drugs to gain a slight edge over their competitors. The same is true in equine sports. Though the vast majority of competitors come by their success honestly, some horses have been found with all manner of performance-enhancing drugs in their systems, used by unscrupulous trainers or veterinarians to give the animals... Read more →


How working dogs are sniffing out cancer

Osa, a 4-year-old German Shepherd, uses her incredible sense of smell to alert on malignant ovarian cancer at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center. PHILADELPHIA PA (CNBNewsnet)--At Penn, collaboration is as ingrained in the culture as innovation. And, it turns out, some teams end up having quite the crew. One specific group—working to detect early stage ovarian cancer—maintains experts spanning obstetrics and gynecology, chemistry, physics, and veterinary care. It also includes human’s best furry friends: dogs. As part of the Center for Public Health Initiatives’ (CPHI) innovation-themed seminar series, this research—led by Janos Tanyi from Perelman School of Medicine’s Division... Read more →


Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand visits Penn, with scientific partnerships in mind

The princess met with President Amy Gutmann and leaders of Penn’s health schools to discuss future collaboration aimed at advancing health and science. (CNBNewsnet)--Penn President Amy Gutmann welcomed Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol of Thailand to campus on Thursday, April 5, at a meeting aimed at linking scientific resources on campus with those at Chulabhorn Royal Academy, where the princess serves as president. “Bangkok and Philadelphia are approximately 14,000 kilometers apart in distance, I know that’s a long way to travel, but we really are very close, our two countries,” said Gutmann, greeting HRH Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol... Read more →


Penn Vet Student Linnea Tracy Awarded Merck Animal Health Poultry Scholarship

By Hannah Kleckner [March 15, 2018; Philadelphia, PA] – Through a partnership with the American Association of Avian Pathologists Foundation (AAAP Foundation) and Merck Animal Health, third-year Penn Vet student Linnea Tracy has been awarded one of ten scholarships presented to veterinary students focused on poultry health this year. “These recipients are already standout students at their respective universities, and as they prepare to enter the field of poultry production, we want to help provide support for their ongoing education as we know student debt can be a challenge,” said Rick Sibbel, DVM, Executive Director, Food Animal Technical Services, Merck... Read more →


New Guidelines Offer the Latest on Preventing & Treating Strangles, 'Strep Throat in Horses'

By Katherine Unger Baillie | Kbaillie@Upenn.edu | 215-898-9194Published: Mar 13, 2018 Ashley Boyle (center) of Penn Vet took the lead in writing a new consensus statement on treating, controlling, and preventing the equine infectious disease strangles. To assist veterinarians, and owners, in understanding the most up-to-date clinical recommendations when it comes to treating strangles, Ashley Boyle, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, took the lead in writing a new consensus statement, issued by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, on treating, controlling, and preventing strangles in horses. “From a practical standpoint,... Read more →


EMU Wins in the First Round of the CIT Tourney

By Raymond Rolak | CNBNewsnet YPSILANTI-- The Eastern Michigan University Men’s basketball team took a giant step to salvage the 2017-18 season by posting a resounding 85-63 victory over Niagara in the CollegeInsider.com postseason tourney. It is a nice consolation prize after the tough 64-63 last second loss to Toledo in the semi-final at the Mid-American Conference Championship in Cleveland. It is not the NCAA Tournament or even the NIT but EMU could go far in the CIT. Before a sparse crowd, redshirt junior Elijah Minnie had a career-high 29 points. Junior James Thompson IV tallied 20 points and pulled... Read more →


Penn Brain Injury Experts Identify New Syndrome Possibly Linked to the Incidents in Cuba

PHILADELPHIA — A comprehensive evaluation by clinical researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania identified a neurological syndrome that left U.S. government personnel serving in Havana, Cuba with persistent memory and thinking dysfunction, as well as vision and balance problems after hearing unusual noises in their homes or hotel rooms. The team published their findings today in JAMA. “None of these patients have suffered any type of blunt head trauma, yet the symptoms they describe and evaluations demonstrate are remarkably similar to those found in persistent concussion syndrome,” said the study’s senior author, Douglas H.... Read more →


EASTERN MICHIGAN U BASKETBALL TEAM SHARES VICTORY CELEBRATION WITH STUDENT (video)

EMU nursing major, Jacob Lackey accomplished the stroke of a lifetime (credit EMU 10K putt promo) By Raymond Rolak | CNBNewsnet Exclusive YPSILANTI-- The Eastern Michigan men’s basketball team had more to celebrate than their close 79-74 victory over in-state rival Central Michigan University during a mid-week game recently. A spirited crowd also witnessed one of their EMU student family win ten thousand dollars during a half-time promotion. The CNBNewsnet coverage team was present to witness the extra ordinary occurrence. EMU nursing major, Jacob Lackey accomplished the stroke of a lifetime. Billed as the “10-K Putt Challenge” it turned in... Read more →


Skills Initiative Gives Unemployed West Philadelphians Job Training

WEST PHILADELPHIA, PA--She fell in love with the trees. Born and raised in West Philadelphia, she would pass through Penn as a curious and attentive child. Traveling on SEPTA with her mother, she was fascinated by the University’s arboreal campus, unique and scenic architecture, and pacific quality of life. She grew up around 52nd and Market streets, on the border of University City, in a hard-working, working-class African-American neighborhood that was ravaged by drugs. She felt unsafe and uncomfortable. Penn looked secure and serene. Playing, living, and working in University City was her dream. She is Sonja Claxton, a clinical... Read more →


Rep. Joanna McClinton ’06 named to Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing

Pennsylvania State Representative Joanna McClinton ’06 was recently appointed to serve on the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing. She is the first woman from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to serve on the Commission, which is charged to create and maintain a consistent and rational statewide sentencing policy through the adoption of guidelines that promote fairer and more uniform sentencing throughout the Commonwealth. "I'm honored to have this added opportunity to work for criminal justice reform,” remarked Rep. McClinton. “Having served as an assistant public defender in Philadelphia for seven years, I am very familiar with how our criminal justice system... Read more →