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.
Perelman School of Medicine
Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses ethical questions that arise with celebrity endorsements of pharmaceutical drugs.
Neil Fishman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on influenza.
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.
John Hansen-Flaschen of the Perelman School of Medicine is interviewed about the passing of Penn State former football coach Joe Paterno.
Zachary Meisel of the Perelman School of Medicine co-authors an op-ed about health-care costs.
Edward Morrisey of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for working to identify and characterize cells that affect lung repair and regeneration.
Hillary Bogner of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Though research demonstrates the link between depression and diabetes, few integrated programs are being implemented in practice.”