Health & Medicine

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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

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

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

Audio: Memory Molecules and Lack of Sleep

October 22, 2009
Ted Abel of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his research on sleep deprivation.
Article Source: Nature
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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.

Why Sleepyheads Forget

October 21, 2009
David Dinges of the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine and Ted Abel of the School of Arts and Sciences discuss research on sleep deprivation and its cognitive consequences.
Article Source: Science
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 21, 2009

The Genetics of Addiction

October 20, 2009
David Oslin of the School of Medicine is cited for research on genetic markers for addiction.
Article Source: Reuters

Tackling a Gruesome Trade

October 19, 2009
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine authors an op-ed on organ-trafficking prevention.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

The Truth About Swine Flu: Separating Fact and Rumor

October 19, 2009
Neil Fishman of the School of Medicine offers insight on the spread of swine flu.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer