Perelman School of Medicine

FDA Discourages Unnecessary ‘Keepsake’ Ultrasounds During Pregnancy

December 17, 2014

Peter Gearhart of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about repeated exposure to ultrasounds.

Article Source: Huffington Post

‘Mama, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,’ but Encourage Your Girl Babies to Be Engineers

December 9, 2014

Flaura Winston of the Perelman School of Medicine writes about parents encouraging their female children to study STEM

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194December 18, 2014

Penn and UGA Awarded $23.4 Million Contract for Pathogen Genomics Database

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A five-year, $23.4 million contract from the NIH will support a growing database of genomic information about disease-causing microbes, co-directed by the University of Pennsylvania's David Roos.

At the turn of the millennium, the cost to sequence a single human genome exceeded $50 million, and the process took a decade to complete. Microbes have genomes, too, and the first reference genome for a malaria parasite was completed in 2002 at a cost of roughly $15 million. But today researchers can sequence a genome in a single afternoon for just a few thousand dollars.

Let’s Help Patients Make Informed Decisions

December 17, 2014

Brandon Maughan of the Perelman School of Medicine wrote an op-ed about helping to inform health-care patients to make

Article Source: Philly.com

A Scientific Case for Starting the Workday at 10 A.M.

December 15, 2014

Mathias Basner of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “The evidence that time spent working was the most prominent sl

Article Source: Huffington Post

Could a Lie in Dramatically Improve Your Life? Experts Call for Workers to Start at 10AM to Improve Sleep Quality

December 11, 2014

Mathias Basner of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about studying an association between

Article Source: Daily Mail (U.K.)
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658 December 16, 2014

Two Penn Professors Named National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Professors James Eberwine, of the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and Shu Yang, of Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, have been

Experimental Therapy Yields Remissions

December 14, 2014

Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine is mentioned for leading a gene-therapy team that use

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Audio: Mental Health Professionals Weigh In on Possible Police Reforms

December 12, 2014

Steven Berkowitz of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about helping to develop a national poli

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658December 11, 2014

Penn Researchers Tame the Inflammatory Response in Kidney Dialysis

Frequent kidney dialysis is essential for the approximately 350,000 end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients in the United States.