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Penn-led Bioethics Panel Calls American Ebola Quarantines Too Restrictive February 26, 2015 | “Newsworks” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

President Amy Gutmann, chair of President Obama’s bioethics commission, discusses the panel’s recommendations on the 21-day quarantines of those exposed to Ebola.


Snowy Owls, Rarity in Phila. Region, Back for Second Winter February 26, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Sherrill Davison of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on the condition of snowy owls recovered from New England in comparison to those found in Philadelphia.


Your Embarrassing Online Searches About Health Problems Aren’t Private February 25, 2015 | Time.com

Doctoral student Timothy Libert of the Annenberg School for Communication is highlighted for analyzing online searches about health problems.


New Screening Tests for Hard-to-spot Breast Cancers February 24, 2015 | Wall Street Journal

Emily Conant of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about testing for breast cancer and the legislation in some states that requires doctors to inform women when they have dense tissue.


Scheie Eye Institute to Study Genetic Factors of Glaucoma in Blacks February 23, 2015 | Philadelphia Tribune

Joan O’Brien of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses leading a study about the genetics of glaucoma in African Americans.