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11 to Receive Benjamin Franklin Medals

April 29, 2010

Peter Nowell of the School of Medicine receives the Benjamin Franklin Medal for his cancer research.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Looking for Live Liver Donors, Desperate Patients Ask the Public for Help

April 29, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses “stranger implants.”

Article Source: Chicago Tribune
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 29, 2010

Gene Therapy Success Sets Stage for New Treatments for Inherited Blindness, Penn Veterinary Researchers Say

PHILADELPHIA –- Veterinary vision scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have safely and successfully used a viral vector in targeting a class of photoreceptors of the retina called rods, a critical first step in developing gene therapies for inherited blindness caused by rod degeneration.  

Medical Students Honor Donors' Ultimate Gift

April 28, 2010

Meredith Curtis, a student in the School of Medicine, comments on cadaver donation.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Michaels' Type of Hemorrhage Has Wide Range of Outcomes

April 26, 2010

M. Sean Grady of the School of Medicine discusses subarachnoid hemorrhages.

Article Source: CNN

N.Y. Lawmaker Wants Organ Donation Presumed

April 28, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine says demand outweighs supply when it comes to organ donation.

Article Source: Associated Press

Soda Stats: How Those Empty Calories Add Up

April 21, 2010

Michael Rickles of the School of Medicine discusses soft drinks and their effect on health and weight gain.

School Lunches Are a Threat to National Security, Retired Officials Say

April 21, 2010

Karen Glanz of the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing comments on the healthfulness of school lunches.

Article Source: ABC News

Vatican, University of Maryland Enter Stem Cell Research Partnership

April 23, 2010

John Gearhart of the School of Veterinary Medicine and the School of Medicine discusses a Vatican-sponsored stem-cell research study.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

The Times and Trials of Dr. Ahmed

April 25, 2010

John Stanley of the School of Medicine comments on the application of the anti-blistering drug IVIG.

Article Source: Boston Globe