Lynn Schuchter of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how melanoma can spread throughout the body via lymph nodes.
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Michael Ashburn of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “The average pain relief at best is 40 percent and [only] about one in three patients who receive opioids long term get long-term, significant clinically, meaningful benefit.”
Kermit Roosevelt of the Law School comments on evolving cases around freedom of speech and the Internet.
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on Spelman College producing student leaders.
A study about the effectiveness of wearable fitness trackers on changing the user’s behavior from the Perelman School of Medicine is cited.
Dean Denis Kinane of the School of Dental Medicine and Lynn Marsden-Atlass of Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery are quoted about an antique carriage owned by 19th-century dentist Thomas Evans that he used to help Napoleon III's wife flee riots in Paris.
Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center talks about including viable candidates from all political parties in presidential debates.
Katharyn Hanson of the Museum is quoted about a bill presented to the United States House of Representatives that would ban importing Syrian antiquities to the U.S.
Americus Reed II of the Wharton School is cited for co-authoring a study on effects of diet drug advertisements on people seeking to lose weight.
Jacob Gutsche of the Perelman School of Medicine notes that the information revealed by a study on patients who receive mechanical ventilation is helpful but more data is needed.
Michael X. Delli Carpini, dean of the Annenberg School for Communication, and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of Annenberg Public Policy Center, comment on the death of photographer and alumna Mary Ellen Mark.
Susan Domchek of the Perelman School of Medicine, and a study co-author, is quoted about gene panel tests for cancer.
Tom Baker of the Law School and Howard Kunreuther of the Wharton School talk about the importance of flood insurance and affordability to homeowners.
Penn research about creating liquid-crystal-based compound lenses from the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured.
Janet Monge of the Museum says, “Ancient mummies are an especially rich source of information about past human biological conditions as they originated worldwide and from different cultures and time periods.”
Devesh Kapur of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited.
Scott Lorch of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses potential risks to the practice of delayed umbilical cord clamping.
Michael X. Delli Carpini, the dean of the Annenberg School for Communication comments on the use of social media in the White House.
Michael Horowitz of the School of Arts & Sciences co-authors an op-ed which argues that “weapons with greater autonomy could mean more accuracy and fewer civilian casualties.”
Kevin Werbach of the Wharton School talks about the implications of the proposed Charter Time-Warner deal.