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!
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.
The 2012 Osborne and Mendel Award for recent basic research accomplishments in nutrition, from American Society for Nutrition, in Bethesda, MD
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
This program is a career exploration for students in 6th through 9th grade who have a strong interest in science and mathematics and a demonstrated desire to choose veterinary medicine or biomedical sciences as their future career.
Spotlight on May 2011 Graduate with a Masters in Pathobiology, Yuting Bai. By: Avery August, advisor, Cornell University
A note from Dr. Kapur about our graduating students and the highlights for VBSC, IID, and TOX majors.
Beloved to generations of students, Dr. Griel is a leader in teaching, advising, research, and large animal veterinary practice.
Explore the Veterinary Profession at the 2011 Penn State Northeast Regional Pre-Vet Symposium through a series of interesting lectures and hands-on wet labs.
Members of the Penn State Pre-Vet Club and Biomedical Sciences Clubs will host high school seniors with offers of admission who have an interest in the following majors: Animal Sciences, Immunology and Infectious Disease, Toxicology, or Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences.
Toxicological Sciences has named Dr. Gary Perdew's paper “Kynurenic Acid Is a Potent Endogenous Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Ligand that Synergistically Induces Interleukin-6 in the Presence of Inflammatory Signaling” to its Honorable Mention list for Best Paper in 2010.
At a time when two of the nation’s largest egg producers have issued a 550 million egg recall because of reports of potential salmonella contamination, it is clear that the issue of vulnerability in America’s agricultural and food production systems remains a vital concern.