Penn Physician and Historian Robert Aronowitz Elected to Institute of Medicine

Robert Aronowitz, a physician and historian at the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine, one of the nation's highest honors in the health-care field.

Penn Researchers Untangle the Biological Effects of Blue Light

Blue light can both set the mood and set in motion important biological responses.

Penn Study Finds A Powerful Tool for Studying Epilepsy, Other Brain Disorders

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine and 

Penn-University of Florida Team Treats Pulmonary Hypertension Through the Leaves of Plants

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Florida have identified a drug that can be used to treat pulmonary hypertension, a disease for which few therapy options exist.



Penn in the news

The U.S. Military Mission Against Ebola October 30, 2014 | Wall Street Journal

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences co-authors an op-ed about the military medical system in the wake of the Ebola outbreak.

Video: Study Finds Exercise Can Have Extra Benefits for Cancer Patients October 28, 2014 | WPLG-TV (Miami)

Research from the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Nursing on the benefits exercising for patients receiving chemotherapy is cited.

Wish to Do More in Ebola Fight Meets Reality in Liberia October 27, 2014 | New York Times

Patricia Henwood of the Perelman School of Medicine is mentioned for volunteering to help treat Ebola.

Possible Link Between General Anesthesia and Dementia October 27, 2014 | Philly.com

Roderic Eckenhoff of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how older patients can experience “postoperative cognitive decline” after surgery.

Penn Researchers Hope Blue Paradox Sheds Light on Seasonal Mood Disorders October 23, 2014 | “Newsworks,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Graduate student Manuel Spitschan and David Brainard of the School of Arts & Sciences and Geoffrey Aguirre of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about researching the biological effects of blue light.

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