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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 yourself. From keeping yourself prepared when out alone to knowing how to defend yourself and what to use, these rules will help in 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 The... 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 →