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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658February 8, 2012

At Penn, Gene Therapy for Inherited Blindness Succeeds in Patients' Other Eyes

Gene therapy for congenital blindness has taken another step forward, as researchers further improved vision in three adult patients previously treated in one eye. After receiving the same treatment in their other eye, the patients became better able to see in dim light, and two were able to navigate obstacles in low-light situations. No adverse effects occurred.

Mia Farrow: Pennsylvania Boarding School Refuses to Admit HIV+ Honors Student

February 7, 2012

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School for Medicine says, “The idea that anyone could be denied entry based on a disability is astounding.”

Article Source: Fox News Radio

Stopping Sleepiness

February 7, 2012

David Dinges of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on measuring sleepiness.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658February 7, 2012

Molecular Path From Internal Clock to Cells Controlling Rest and Activity Revealed in Penn Study

The molecular pathway that carries time-of-day signals from the body's internal clock to ultimately guide daily behavior is like a black box, says Amita Sehgal, PhD, the John Herr Musser Professor of Neuroscience and Co-Director, Comprehensive Neuroscience Center, at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 6, 2012

RecycleMania 2012 Begins at Penn

PHILADELPHIA –- As part of its Year of Games, the University of Pennsylvania is among the 600-plus colleges and universities across the United States and Canada competing during the next eight weeks in RecycleMania 2012. This competition is designed to see which schools will minimize their waste stream most significantly and achieve the greatest recycling rate.

Tackling 21st-Century Tech Risks

February 2, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences contributes his views on technology risks.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Doctors Track Patients’ Mood, Social Life to Manage Illness

January 31, 2012

Joel Gelfand of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how patients’ illnesses can affect their moods and lifestyles.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

The Risks From Overusing Tanning Salons

January 30, 2012

Bruce Brod of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his concerns about the increasing number of women who have been diagnosed with malignant melanoma after using tanning salons.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

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)