Health & Medicine

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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

Maternal Mortality Across the World

October 26, 2009
Bill McCool of the School of Nursing discusses Caesarean births in the U.S.
Article Source: BBC
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 26, 2009

Fighting Sleep, Penn Researchers Reverse the Cognitive Impairment Caused By Sleep Deprivation

PHILADELPHIA –- A research collaboration led by biologists and neuroscientists at the University of Pennsylvania has found a molecular pathway in the brain that is the cause of cognitive impairment due to sleep deprivation. Just as important, the team believes that the cognitive deficits caused by sleep deprivation, such as an inability to focus, learn or memorize, may be reversible by reducing the concentration of a specific enzyme that builds up in the hippocampus of the brain.

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

'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
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Media Contact: | | October 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.

Soon, Drugs to Combat Insomnia’s After-Effects

October 22, 2009
Ted Abel of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses his research on sleep deprivation and medications.
Article Source: BBC and Times of India