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African Genetic Diversity

October 27, 2009
Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for her research on genetic diversity in Africa.
Article Source: ScienceNews

Antidepressants 'Work Instantly'

October 26, 2009
Michael Thase of the School of Medicine comments on the effects of antidepressants.
Article Source: BBC

Surgery Shows Promise of Gene Therapy

October 26, 2009
Katherine High of the School of Medicine discusses a gene-therapy treatment for blindness.
Article Source: Wall Street Journal

'National Emergency' for H1N1 No Cause for Alarm, Experts Say

October 25, 2009
P.J. Brennan of the School of Medicine discusses the H1N1 virus.
Article Source: USA Today

Electronic Medical Records Not Seen as a Cure-All

October 25, 2009
Ross Koppel of the School of Medicine says health-care record-keeping technology needs to be overhauled.
Article Source: Washington Post

Scientists Aim to Dispel Fears on H1N1 Flu Vaccine

October 25, 2009
Paul Offit of the School of Medicine comments on a hypothesized link between thimerosal and autism.
Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Gene Therapy Transforms Eyesight of 12 Born With Rare Defect

October 25, 2009
Katherine High, Albert Maguire and Jean Bennett of the School of Medicine are cited for their groundbreaking work in treating blindness.
Article Source: Los Angeles Times

ASGH 2009: Problems of Blood

October 24, 2009
Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for research on African genetic diversity.
Article Source: Nature
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 22, 2009

Penn Launches Web Site Tracking Research Funded by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania has launched a Web site to inform the public of scientific research funding it has received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the stimulus measure that has delivered the largest increase in basic funding in the history of federally funded scientific research: $21.5 billion.

The Genetics of Addiction

October 20, 2009
David Oslin of the School of Medicine is cited for research on genetic markers for addiction.
Article Source: Reuters