November 20, 2012 |
The first gene therapy in the Western Hemisphere will soon be available in Europe. The approval of Glybera by European regulators happened with little fanfare in September, in contrast to the hype that surrounded gene therapy 20 years ago. But it is truly a breakthrough for the field, for people with the ultrarare disease it treats - and for University of Pennsylvania scientist James M. Wilson, a creator of the modified virus that delivers the...
November 19, 2012
BOWLING? Are you kidding me? Bowling? On Sunday, Sixers center Andrew Bynum said he does indeed believe that he injured his left knee while bowling a week ago Saturday - thus confirming what was first reported by ESPN via Twitter just before midnight on Saturday. Injured the left knee, I point out to you - not reinjured the right knee that has kept him from practicing even once since being acquired in August. "Same exact injury, mirror images of the knees," Bynum said.
November 18, 2012 |
An MRI exam conducted Tuesday on Andrew Bynum's knees revealed even more problems for the 76ers center, Bynum said. The results showed new developments: cartilage swelling in both knees and a bone bruise in his left knee, he said. Bynum previously had been diagnosed with a bone bruise in his right knee. On Tuesday, Bynum visited David W. Altchek, an orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Before Friday's game with Utah, Bynum said he had experienced a setback in his rehab, which the Sixers hope will make him available to play by the middle of January.
October 4, 2012 |
Environmentalists see a fight looming in City Council over a bit of business left over from last year's zoning code reform - a bill that would determine how close something can be built to the city's rivers and streams. Legislation introduced in September would create a 50-foot buffer, or "setback," around those bodies of water - less than the 100 feet environmental advocates preferred, but a number they saw as a compromise with builders. Now environmentalists fear Council will try to reduce the setback on the city's streams - basically, everything except the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers - to 25 feet, a distance they say could harm already polluted waterways.
July 30, 2012 |
LONDON - Matt Emmons is back in the Olympics in spite of a few serious obstacles. Let's see. There was the shooting range in Minnesota that closed down. There was the difficulty with clothing that didn't pull or bunch up and interfere with his concentration. There was the quest to find a gun he really liked. There was the cancer. "I had a hell of a time finding a jacket that fit right," Emmons said. Wait a minute. Rewind a bit. What was that about cancer? Emmons, 31, a South Jersey native with a singular Olympic career marked by triumph as well as trip-ups, really did sound more concerned about the impact of his gun and clothing problems.
June 13, 2012 |
Chase Utley's rehab clock officially starts ticking at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Phillies announced Monday that their second baseman will begin his minor-league rehabilitation assignment when the single-A Clearwater Threshers play the Tampa Yankees on Tuesday night at Bright House Field. Utley will be Clearwater's designated hitter. Utley, out since the start of the season because of chronic soreness in both his knees, begins his rehab assignment nine days after he went to Clearwater and played in two extended spring-training games over a three-day period.
May 24, 2012 |
When he arrived here in 2010, Brandon Graham was all smiles, a cheery defensive end who promised to put quarterbacks in the dirt. Drafted 13th overall, Graham embraced the spotlight, the media and all the trappings that come with being a first-round pick. Two years later, Graham is most familiar with the flip side of being a top selection: pressure, scrutiny, high expectations and harsh criticism for falling short. Those realities all tail him as he enters a critical third season in the NFL, still trying to make his mark with the Eagles.
May 4, 2012
Five days later and it still stings. And it should. Union assistant John Hackworth, the interim boss while Peter Nowak serves the second of a two-match ban, told reporters during the Union's weekly conference Wednesday that Saturday's 2-1 loss to San Jose in the waning minutes was "unjust," a decision no one with the club has forgotten. "When you lose the way we lost on Saturday, everybody [in our locker room] believes that was an unjust result," Hackworth said of an effort that resulted in the Union's first shot of the game not coming until the 30th minute.