Health & Medicine


$1,000 Personal Genome Coming: Are We Ready?

April 30, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine says genetic and environmental factors must be weighed equally when confronting disease.

Article Source: WebMD

Gene Therapy Cures Canines of Inherited Form of Day Blindness

April 22, 2010

András Komáromy of the School of Veterinary Medicine and fellow researchers use gene therapy to treat blindness.

Article Source: ScienceDaily

The 2010 TIME 100

April 29, 2010

Edna Foa of the School of Medicine is named one of Time Magazine’s “100 people who most affect our world.”

Article Source: Time

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 | | 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.