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2012

New Faculty: Mike Mwangi
December 12, 2012
Clinical assistant professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences highlighted in Eberly College of Science, Science Journal.
Grad Student Accepted Into National Fellowship
November 15, 2012
Shakira Nelson, a PhD student in Pathobiology, has been accepted into the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program (CPFP).
IID student Alyssa Patt wins Internship Award
October 18, 2012
IID student and Biomedical Sciences Club President Alyssa Patt is a winner of the 2012 College of Agricultural Sciences Internship Award for her summer work at the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
TOX graduate wins Penn State Outstanding Adult Student Award
October 3, 2012
Alison Franklin was named Penn State's Outstanding Adult Student for 2012.
Graduate Program Research Retreat Highlights
August 29, 2012
2nd Annual Combined Molecular Medicine, Molecular Toxicology, Immunology and Infectious Disease and Pathobiology Graduate Program Research Retreat Highlights Faculty and Graduate Student Research Projects.
Dr. Hovingh honored by Pennsylvania State Veterinary Medical Association
August 24, 2012
Dr. Hovingh was awarded the Animal Welfare Advocacy Award by the PVMA. He was recognized for his leadership role in developing effective dairy welfare programs, addressing pain management issues in livestock, and for serving as an instructor for dairy welfare programs both nationally and internationally.
Special Seminar:Bernard Arulanandam Ph.D., M.B.A.
August 3, 2012
Title of the talk: Targeted vaccination approaches against intracellular bacteria: Lessons learned from Chlamydia trachomatis Location: W203, Millennium Science Complex Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 Time: 10:00AM-11:00AM
Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp Program
April 24, 2012
A week long camp for high school students grades 11-12 who are interested in science and love learning! The camp runs from June 24-29, 2012 on the University Park campus. Click this news item to find out more!
VBSC Student Highlights- Awards and Success Stories
March 23, 2012
Congratulations are in order to several Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences (VBSC) students who received awards at the Student Awards Recognition ceremony held Sunday March 18, 2012. Also, a student at University of Pennsylvania writes back to share her appreciation for the things she learned as a VBSC student now that she is attending veterinary school!
Dr. Curt Omiecinski’ s lab receives the Board of Publications Award for the Best Paper in Toxicological Sciences
March 13, 2012
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Curt Omiecinski, Josh DeKeyser, Elizabeth Laurenzana, Eric Peterson and Tao Chen in receiving the honor of 2012 Society of Toxicology (SOT) Board of Publications Award for the Best Paper in Toxicological Sciences. The title of the paper is Selective Phthalate Activation of Naturally Occurring Human Constitutive Androstane Receptor Splice Variants and the Pregnane X Receptor. Dr. Omiecinski and others were honored at the SOT Awards Ceremony on Sunday, March 11, 2012.
American Society for Nutrition Awards Dr. Cantorna for research on Vitamin D
March 7, 2012
The 2012 Osborne and Mendel Award for recent basic research accomplishments in nutrition, from American Society for Nutrition, in Bethesda, MD
Biomedical Science Undergraduate Conference
February 27, 2012
The goal of the Biomedical Sciences Club Undergraduate Conference is to give current undergraduate students the opportunity to meet with distinguished professionals in the field of biomedical science.
Penn State: Inspiring Collaboration
February 6, 2012
Penn State scientists find an inspiring collaboration. Dr. Prabhu, who specializes in the health benefits of fish oil, and Dr. Paulson, who is studying the stem cells that cause Leukemia, connected their seemingly separate study areas during a weekly faculty lunch -- the result? A possible cure for Leukemia.
Working toward a cure: Penn State duo developing fish oil-based leukemia treatment
January 19, 2012
UNIVERSITY PARK — One sentence from a 6,500- plus word article in the medical journal Blood jumped out at Robert Paulson. So he headed to the lab next door and handed the article to K. Sandeep Prabhu. “Oh, wow,” Prabhu recalled saying. “We have that compound.” The two researchers in the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences had the same thought. “We should give this a try,” Paulson said. A year and a half and many experiments on mice later, Paulson and Prabhu think they’ve discovered a medical breakthrough that could potentially benefit thousands of leukemia patients a year. They’ve discovered that a compound produced from fish oil appears to not only kill certain leukemia cells in mice but kill the stem cells that cause the cancer. “So there seems to be no relapse. And that’s the key thing,” Paulson said in an interview last week. “And if we can translate that into the clinic, it’ll be a big breakthrough.” There are lots of questions and experiments ahead for them. They need more funding and resources. But they’re cautiously optimistic that the treatment could work in people.
Bortree Seminar Speaker: Dr. Cynthia L. Baldwin
January 10, 2012
On January 18, 2012 Bortree Seminar Speaker starts up for the spring semester and the first speaker is Dr. Cynthia Baldwin from the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Baldwin's seminar title is "Bovine gamma delta T cell responses to important bacterial pathogens: role of the unique WC1 pattern recognition receptors" Her host is Dr. Joy Pate,Professor of Reproductive Physiology in the Department of Dairy and Animal Sciences. This Bortree Seminar is being held in 301D Life Science Building at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 18, 2012.
Possible cure for leukemia found by Penn State researchers
January 5, 2012
A compound produced from fish oil that appears to target leukemia stem cells could lead to a cure for the disease, according to Penn State researchers. The compound -- delta-12-protaglandin J3, or D12-PGJ3 -- targeted and killed the stem cells of chronic myelogenous leukemia, or CML, in mice, said Sandeep Prabhu, associate professor of immunology and molecular toxicology in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. The compound is produced from EPA -- Eicosapentaenoic Acid -- an Omega-3 fatty acid found in fish and in fish oil, he said.