Health & Medicine

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Video: Boosting Brain Power

April 25, 2010

Martha Farah of the School of Arts and Sciences says brain-enhancing drugs will one day be the norm.

Article Source: “60 Minutes” (CBS)

Smart Pills a Smart Idea, Penn Prof Tells ‘60 Minutes’

April 26, 2010

Martha Farah of the School of Arts and Sciences says brain enhancers can benefit society.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Video: Debating the Ethics of Rationing End-of-Life Care

April 26, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine joins a debate forum to discuss end-of-life health-care rationing.

Article Source: “PBS NewsHour”

Prostate Cancer Vaccine

April 26, 2010

Naomi Haas of the School of Medicine comments on new prostate-cancer treatment Provenge.

Article Source: KYW-TV (Philadelphia)

'The Vaccine Wars' on PBS

April 27, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine says "one of the bitter ironies of vaccination is it carries with it the problems of its own success.”

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Can an Old Head Injury Suddenly Cause Detrimental Effects Much Later in Life?

April 13, 2010

Douglas Smith of the School of Medicine authors a column on head trauma.

Article Source: Scientific American
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 21, 2010

Gene Therapy Cures Canines of Inherited Form of Day Blindness, Penn Veterinary Researchers Say

PHILADELPHIA –- Veterinary ophthalmology researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have used gene therapy to restore retinal cone function and day vision in two canine models of congenital achromatopsia, also called rod monochromacy or total color blindness.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 19, 2010
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Penn Dental School Alumnus/World War II Commander Gives $17.3 Million In Largest Ever Gift to Penn Dental

PHILADELPHIA – Dr. Louis Schoenleber, Jr. (C’42, D’43), an alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, World War II Navy Commander and oral surgeon, has left the majority of proceeds from his multi-million-dollar estate to Penn Dental Medicine’s Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The bequest, totaling $17.3 million, is the largest gift in the School’s history and one of the largest gifts ever to a U.S. dental school.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658March 25, 2010

New Tissue-Hugging Implant Maps Heart Electrical Activity in Unprecedented Detail

PHILADELPHIA – A team of cardiologists, materials scientists, and bioengineers have created and tested a new type of implantable device for measuring the heart’s electrical output that they say is a vast improvement over current devices. The new device represents the first use of flexible silicon technology for a medical application.