Perelman School of Medicine

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 24, 2014

Penn Fruitfly Study Identifies Brain Circuit that Drives Daily Cycles of Rest, Activity

Amita Sehgal, PhD, a professor of Neuroscience at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, describes in Cell a circuit in the brain of fruit flies that controls their daily, rhythmic behavior of rest and activity.

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653April 24, 2014

Penn Medicine Study: Sorafenib Shows Success in Advanced Differentiated Thyroid Cancer Patients

The kidney and liver cancer drug sorafenib holds metastatic thyroid cancer at bay for nearly twice as long as a placebo, according to a new study from researchers in the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania published in the journal Lancet. This is the first effective treatment for thyroid cancer patients who progress following standard treatments.

Why It’s Good to Sleep a Lot When You’re Sick

April 24, 2014

Julie Williams of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses her research that links sleep and immune function in fruitflies.

Article Source: Huffington Post

College-educated Brains Recover Better From Injury, Study Suggests

April 23, 2014

Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “It either means the highly educated brain has better strategies for recovery, or masks disabilities better than the less educated brain.”

Article Source: NBC News
facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369April 23, 2014

Penn Medicine: Two Commonly Used Medications Equally Effective in Treating Seizures in Children

The sedative drugs diazepam (Valium) and lorazepam (Ativan) are equally effective in treating the prolonged seizures known as status epilepticus in children, according to a randomized, controlled study by a multi-institution team of researchers with the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network, including an expert from the Perelm

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 22, 2014

Sleeping Away Infection: Penn Researchers Find Link between Sleep and Immune Function in Fruitflies

When we get sick it feels natural to try to hasten our recovery by getting some extra shuteye.

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660April 22, 2014

Penn Medicine Researchers Uncover Hints of a Novel Mechanism Behind General Anesthetic Action

Despite decades of common use for surgeries of all kinds, the precise mechanism through which general anesthesia works on the body remains a mystery. This may come as a surprise to the millions of Americans who receive inhaled general anesthesia each year.

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 22, 2014

Penn Bioinformatics Profiling Identifies a New Mammalian Clock Gene

Over the last few decades researchers have characterized a set of clock genes that drive daily rhythms of physiology and behavior in all types of species, from flies to humans. Over 15 mammalian clock proteins have been identified, but researchers surmise there are more.

New Painkiller Rekindles Addiction Concerns

April 21, 2014

Jeanmarie Perrone of the Perelman School of Medicine shares her comments on the drug Zohydro.

Article Source: New York Times

Democrats Confront Vexing Politics Over the Health Care Law

April 19, 2014

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School is quoted about the miscommunication involved in learning about what the Affordable Care Act offers.

Article Source: New York Times