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News from Penn One Health
Researchers have figured out how to turn off certain genes in the liver that can cause dangerous health problems.
Penn researchers explain what happens when ice cream and other frozen treats cause “brain freeze” and tooth sensitivity.
Harvard Medical Students learn to treat animals like this red panda thanks to collaboration between Harvard Medical School and Zoo New England.
Why are dogs afraid of fireworks and thunderstorms? As Carlo Siracusa of Penn Vet explains, loud, sudden, unpredictable noises cause these animals stress. Don’t punish the behavior derived from the fear, he says. Rather offer comfort by doing an activity they love or providing them a “safe haven” that helps them wait it out.
OH Digest: Climate change threatens 800 million in South Asia, a miraculous starfish recovery, and more
People across South Asia already face extreme poverty, with climate change projected to worsen their impoverishment.
Whether it’s a high-tech solution or an old-fashioned look in the mirror, recognizing changes on the skin is the key to early detection of melanoma. Once a patient spots something that looks suspicious, it’s important to take action right away.
Just as we did with our brain-research month this past April, for the next several weeks, we’ll be featuring research stories related to summer from brain freeze to insect-borne illness and much more.
A new strain of a deadly bird flu, H7N9, could become Disease X, a “pathogen currently unknown to cause human disease” that leads to a “serious international epidemic,” according to the World Health Organization.
A recent cancer vaccination study has the potential to eventually protect humans from cancer, and researchers are set to begin vaccine trials on dogs.
Penn is known for its collaborative environment, and also for its groundbreaking health research, such as a productive partnership between Yvonne Paterson of Penn Med and Penn Nursing and Nicola Mason of Penn Vet. The One Health Communications Group, with representation across schools and centers, aims to promote awareness of these boundary-crossing studies.