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spacerPRESS KIT & MEDIA BRIEFING
APRIL 23, 2006
  Penn Researchers Discover Gene That Creates Second Skeleton
  Pinpointing Cause of Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) Will Accelerate Development of Treatments for FOP and Common Bone Disorders
   

Press Kit

Download the full press kit here (ZIP), which includes:

All documents are in PDF format; all images have a resolution of 300 DPI.


Media Briefing: April 21, 2006

  • Agenda for the media briefing
  • Video of the media briefing (see Technical Requirements below)
  • Presentation by Dr. Frederick S. Kaplan on FOP
  • Presentation by Dr. Eileen M. Shore on the gene discovery
  • Photos from the media briefing

Technical Requirements:
To view this streaming video, your computer must have RealPlayer
(version 8 or higher).

RealPlayer is available for free from www.real.com. Download and install the player software by following the link to "RealPlayer - Free."

The videos have been encoded to support a range of network connection speeds; those viewers with Internet connections of up to 256k will enjoy the optimal viewing experience.

Photos from the Media Briefing

All Images © Daniel Burke Photography


Frederick S. Kaplan, MD
(JPG, 512 KB)

Eileen M. Shore, PhD
(JPG, 543 KB)

Jeannie Peeper
IFOPA President and Founder
(JPG, 547 KB)

Stephanie Snow
IFOPA member
(JPG,459 KB)

Frederick S. Kaplan, MD
(JPG, 421 KB)

Eileen M. Shore, PhD, Stephanie Snow , and Frederick S. Kaplan, MD
(JPG,483 KB)

 



Related Images



Characteristic Clinical Features of FOP (JPG, 128 KB)

Image Credit: Eileen Shore, PhD and Frederick Kaplan, MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Nature Genetics, 23 April 2006, DOI: 10.1038/ng1783



Linkage Mapping of 5 Multigenerational Families with FOP
(GIF, 47.2 KB)

Image Credit: Eileen Shore, PhD and Frederick Kaplan, MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Nature Genetics, 23 April 2006, DOI: 10.1038/ng1783


Skeleton of Man with FOP
(JPG, 3.52 MB)

Image Courtesy: © A.B. Shafritz et al., New Eng. J. Med., 335 (8): 555-61, 1996, Massachusetts Medical Society.
Skeleton part of collections at the Mütter Museum, College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Headshots

All Images © Daniel Burke Photography


Frederick S. Kaplan, MD
(JPG, 463 KB)

Eileen M. Shore, PhD
(JPG, 427 KB)


Eileen M. Shore, PhD, and Frederick S. Kaplan, MD
(JPG, 412 KB)

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