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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.

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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!