Perelman School of Medicine

Should People Know Their Genome Screening Results?

January 31, 2012

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the advantages of public input on policy regarding genome testing.

Article Source: ABC News Radio (London)

El Problema de los Implantes Mamarios PIP

January 30, 2012

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the problem of PIP breast implants that might cause health risks.

Article Source: El Mañana (Mexico)

No Transplant for Dying Dad Who Is Illegal Immigrant

January 30, 2012

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the ethical issues surrounding an illegal immigrant in need of a kidney transplant.

Article Source: Contra Costa Times

Wing Bowl as Medical, Evolutionary Marvel

January 29, 2012

David Metz of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for studying “speed eating.”

Article Source: Philly.com

Pounding the Pavement Calms Autistic Runner in Lake County

January 25, 2012

David Mandell of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on engaging children in physical activities to support a healthy lifestyle.

Article Source: Orlando Sentinel

Penn Medicine Maps Out Digital Health Priorities for 2012

January 24, 2012

William Hanson of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted for leading initiatives to increase the use of electronic medical records.

Article Source: MedCity News

Penn Researchers Report Gain in Using Gene Therapy to Battle Blindness

January 25, 2012

Gustavo Aguirre and William Beltran of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Artur Cideciyan and Samuel Jacobson of the Perelman School of Medicine are featured for their gene-therapy research.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Paula Deen & Company: 10 Celebs Who Help Sell Drugs

January 23, 2012

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses ethical questions that arise with celebrity endorsements of pharmaceutical drugs.

Article Source: CBS News

Despite Mild Flu Season, Don’t Skip Shots, Experts Say

January 24, 2012

Neil Fishman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on influenza.

Article Source: MSNBC.com
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 23, 2012

Gene Therapy Research Team From Penn Vet and Scheie Eye Institute Cures Retinitis Pigmentosa in Dogs

PHILADELPHIA -- Members of a University of Pennsylvania research team have shown that they can prevent, or even reverse, a blinding retinal disease, X-linked Retinitis Pigmentosa, or XLRP, in dogs.

The disease in humans and dogs is caused by defects in the RPGR gene and results in early, severe and progressive vision loss. It is one of the most common inherited forms of retinal degeneration in man.