Health & Medicine


Promising New Gene Therapy for HIV Immunity

March 3, 2011

Carl June of the School of Medicine is featured for developing a new tool in gene therapy.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Video: Preventing Unethical Health Experiments

March 2, 2011

President Amy Gutmann discusses bioethics and advocates against unethical human testing.

Article Source: CNN

Guatemala STD Study Was ‘Wrong’: US Panel

March 1, 2011

President Amy Gutmann speaks on behalf of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.

Article Source: Agence France-Presse
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658March 1, 2011

Penn Researchers Find New Role for Cancer Protein p53

PHILADELPHIA - The gene for the protein p53 is the most frequently mutated in human cancer. It encodes a tumor suppressor, and traditionally researchers have assumed that it acts primarily as a regulator of how genes are made into proteins. Now, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine show that the protein has at least one other biochemical activity: controlling the metabolism of the sugar glucose, one of body's main sources of fuel.

New AIDS Hope

March 1, 2011

Pablo Tebas of the School of Medicine is cited for leading a study that tests gene therapy as new treatment for infections with the AIDS virus.

Article Source: Associated Press

Fatigue Kills

February 28, 2011

David Dinges of the School of Medicine comments on new drowsiness-detection methods.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Thoughtcrime? The Ethics of Neuroscience and Criminality

February 28, 2011

Adrian Raine of the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine is cited for his research on neurocriminology.

Article Source: Ars Technica

Lincoln’s Secret Killer?

February 28, 2011

Reed Pyeritz of the School of Medicine discusses research about Abraham Lincoln and a rare genetic disorder.

Article Source: National Geographic

Past Medical Testing on Humans Revealed

February 28, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on the ethical issues involved in human testing.

Article Source: Associated Press

Same-Sex Custody Case Tests Fla. Law

February 27, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on the ethical issues involved a complicated child-custody case.

Article Source: USA Today