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Uninsured More Likely to Die in ICU

May 24, 2010

School of Medicine researchers are cited for studying how insurance coverage affects patient mortality.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Synthetic Genes ‘Boot Up’ Cell

May 21, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on Craig Venter’s creation of synthetic life.

Criação de Célula Sintética Abre Debate Sobre Biossegurança, Ética e Religião

May 22, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses Craig Venter’s findings.

Article Source: O Globo (Brazil)

First Lab-Created Organism Raises Ethical Questions

May 21, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses ethical issues surrounding new genetic engineering discoveries.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Obama Encarga Estudiar Las Implicaciones Bioéticas del Hallazgo de Venter

May 21, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses Craig Venter and what his accomplishment means to science.

Article Source: El País (Spain)

College Bound, DNA Swab in Hand

May 18, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on a university’s voluntary DNA testing program.

Article Source: New York Times

How a Fat Cell Comes to Be

May 18, 2010

Mitchell Lazar of the School of Medicine is cited for research on fat-cell maturation.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Tracking Hospital Hand Washing

May 16, 2010

Debra Runyan of the School of Medicine discusses infection prevention.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Consumer Gene Tests Investigated by U.S. Lawmakers

May 19, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine says, “The FDA should keep a ‘close eye’ on commercial gene tests.”

Article Source: Bloomberg News
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 20, 2010

Penn-Led Collaboration Mimics Library of Bio-Membranes for Use In Nanomedicine, Drug Delivery

PHILADELPHIA –- An international collaboration led by chemists and engineers from the University of Pennsylvania has prepared a library of synthetic biomaterials that mimic cellular membranes and that show promise in targeted delivery of cancer drugs, gene therapy, proteins, imaging and diagnostic agents and cosmetics safely to the body in the emerging field called nanomedicine.  

The study appears in the current issue of the journal Science.