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Cancer Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Discover What Makes Lymphomas Tick
August 29, 2007
PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania researchers and their colleagues at the Wistar Institute and University of Oxford have discovered the molecular process by which the PAX5 protein, necessary for lymphocyte development, promotes the growth of common lymphomas, thereby unveiling a potential new target in the fight against cancer.
Penn Media Seminar on Gun Violence
August 6, 2007
Featured below is information on the experts from the Penn Media Seminar on Gun Violence as well as audio transcripts of the proceedings.  The Penn Media Seminar on Gun Violence is one of a series of programs to which reporters, editors and producers from the news media are invited.   Featured panelists Audio transcripts
Penn Researchers Report That Gene Therapy Awakens The Brain Despite Blindness From Birth
June 26, 2007
PHILADELPHIA -- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated that gene therapy used to restore retinal activity to the blind also restores function to the brain's visual center, a critical  component of seeing.   The multi-institutional study led by Geoffrey K. Aguirre, assistant professor of neurology in Penn's School of Medicine,  shows that gene therapy can improve retinal, visual-pathway and visual-cortex responses in animals born blind and has the potential to do the same in humans.
Adrian Raine Is Named Fourth PIK Professor at Penn
January 12, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - Adrian Raine has been named the newest Penn Integrates Knowledge professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Southern California and at Penn will hold the Richard Perry University Professorship, named in recognition of a gift from Richard Perry, a Penn trustee and founder of the investment management firm Perry Capital.   Raine will hold appointments in the Department of Criminology of the School of Arts and Sciences and in the Department of Psychiatry of the School of Medicine.  
Your Brain and You: Penn Researcher Forecasts Ethical Challenges Ahead for Neuroscience and Society
December 17, 2004
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?
"At the Cutting Edge: The State of the Art Quilt " at the Arthur Ross Gallery
May 16, 2002
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.