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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 17, 2014

Penn Study Connects Sleep Deficits Among Young Fruitflies to Disruption in Mating Later in Life

Mom always said you need your sleep, and it turns out, she was right.

Penn Study: Patients More Satisfied With Treatment When Part of Decisions

April 16, 2014

Neha Vapiwala of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for researching the impact of shared decision-making.

Video: Is Coffee Becoming an Addition for Some?

April 16, 2014

Charles O’Brien of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on physicians studying “caffeine use disorder.”

Article Source: CBS News (Pittsburgh)
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 17, 2014

Computer Users Circumvent Password Security With Workarounds, Penn Led Study Shows

When workers and organizations circumvent computer passwords and security rules, they unwittingly open the door to hackers, according to a study co-authored by Ross Koppel, an adjunct professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.

To Get Better Sleep, Which Foods Should You Seek and Which Should You Avoid?

April 14, 2014

Michael Grandner of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his suggestions about foods that interfere with sleep.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653April 15, 2014

Penn Medicine First to Investigate Shared Decision Making in Radiation Oncology

Playing an active role in their radiation treatment decisions leaves cancer patients feeling more satisfied with their care, and may even relieve psychological distress around the experience, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania report in the

How Could She? Mother Accused in Death of Infants

April 15, 2014

Neill Epperson of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about infanticide.

Article Source: NBC News

Video: Cancer Treatment Can Be Toxic to the Heart

April 14, 2014

Mariell Jessup of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how cancer treatment can affect a patient’s heart health.

Article Source: KFSN-TV (Fresno)

Lab-Grown Vaginas, Noses Herald New Options for Patients

April 11, 2014

Monica Mainigi of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the creation of body parts for implantation.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 8, 2014

Penn Medicine: New Cell Models for Tracking Body Clock Gene Function will Help Find Novel Meds

The consequences of modern life -- shift work, cell phone addiction, and travel across time zones -- all disturb internal clocks. These are found in the brain where they regulate sleep and throughout the body where they regulate physiology and metabolism.