Penn Vet To Perform First-Ever Radiation Therapy On "Sir-Mix-A-Lot" the Anaconda
WHO: Penn veterinarians, and Sir-Mix-A-Lot, a yellow anaconda from the Brandywine ZooWHAT: Rare treatment of a reptile with radiation therapy WHERE: Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania39th and Spruce StreetsPhiladelphia, PAWHEN: Thursday, July 12, at 9:00 a.m.
Understanding Smooth Eye Pursuit - The Incredible Targeting System of Human Vision
PHILADELPHIA -- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have shed new light on how the brain and eye team up to spot an object in motion and follow it, a classic question of human motor control. The study shows that two distinctly different ways of seeing motion are used - one to catch up to a moving object with our eyes, a second to lock on and examine it.
Council Calls for New Partnership Between Nursing and Medicine to Address Personnel Shortages
PHILADELPHIA - The Council on Physician and Nurse Supply is calling for a new partnership between nursing and medicine to address the growing shortage of physicians and nurses.
Penn's Field Center Hosts Documentary Film Festival on Child Abuse, Part of National Child-Welfare Conference
PHILADELPHIA - The winners have been announced in the University of Pennsylvania's Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice & Research's documentary film contest, a part of National Child Abuse Prevention month.
Penn Nursing's LIFE Program for Seniors Opens Facility That's Gone from Community Eyesore to Asset
WHAT: The grand opening of a new facility for the Living Independently for Elders, or LIFE program, a community outreach of the School of Nursing of the University of Pennsylvania.
Penn Vet Announces World Leadership and Student Inspiration Awards
PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has launched the first veterinary medicine awards of its kind designed to recognize innovation, creativity and leadership in the veterinary profession anywhere in the world.
Roy and Gretchen Jackson Endow Chair for Equine Disease Research at Penn Veterinary Medicine School
PHILADELPHIA - A $3 million gift from Roy and Gretchen Jackson, owners of Barbaro, will endow a chair in the name of Dean W. Richardson at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Your Brain and You: Penn Researcher Forecasts Ethical Challenges Ahead for Neuroscience and Society
PHILADELPHIA -- Are we ready for a future where brain scans invade our private thoughts? Will we have to alter our brains chemically to keep competitive at our jobs? Could science determine that "souls" do not exist, and, if so, what does that mean for how we think of ourselves as human beings?
U.S. Falls to 27th in Latest Report Card on World Social Progress; Chronic Poverty to Blame
PHILADELPHIA -- Cuts in social services and chronic poverty in U.S. cities and rural areas during the '90s have caused the U.S. to lag behind nearly all of Europe and several other countries in terms of overall social progress, according to the 2004 "Report Card on World Social Progress" by Richard Estes, a University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work professor.
"At the Cutting Edge: The State of the Art Quilt " at the Arthur Ross Gallery
WHO: Philadelphia artists Cindy Friedman, Amy Orr, Leslie Pontz, Emily Richardson, Lonni Rossi and Deborah SchwartzmanWHAT: "At the Cutting Edge: The State of the Art Quilt" exhibitionWHERE: Arthur Ross Gallery, Furness Library Building, University of Pennsylvania, 220 S. 34th Street.WHEN: June 15 through July 28, 2002.
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For breast cancer patients, Penn researchers are comparing costly proton therapy with standard radiation
The Perelman School of Medicine’s Justin E. Bekelman is leading a $12 million study to compare the effects of proton therapy and standard radiation treatment on breast cancer.
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Penn Medicine is going all in on proton therapy, a costly treatment that is unproven for most common cancers
A profile examines Penn Medicine’s commitment to the advancement of proton therapy, a new radiation cancer treatment, with remarks from James Metz and Justin E. Bekelman of the Perelman School of Medicine.
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Genetics society issues apology for ties to eugenics and racism
Sarah Tishkoff of the Perelman School of Medicine says that an American Society of Human Genetics’ apology for past mistakes is overdue and much needed.
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Virology is part of the golden age of health: Don’t dismantle it
James Alwine of the Perelman School of Medicine co-writes that over-regulation could unduly constrain the ability to respond to future viral pandemic threats.
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Coryza, an avian influenza lookalike, lingers in Lancaster
Sherrill Davison of the School of Veterinary Medicine outlines the symptoms and signs of infectious coryza, an avian influenza lookalike.
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