Perelman School of Medicine

What Phila. Experts Are Saying About the Obamacare Ruling

June 26, 2015

David Grande of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School is quoted about the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act.

Article Source: Philly.com

U.S. Congress Moves to Block Human-embryo Editing

June 25, 2015

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences says, “You don’t have to be a faith-based bioethicist to recognize that there’s some global responsibility for modifying the human germline.”

Article Source: Nature

Do Fitness Wearables Live Up to Their Promise?

June 24, 2015

Mitesh Patel of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts on the effectiveness of wearable fitness trackers.

Article Source: CBS News

6 Surprising Signs You May Have ADHD

June 24, 2015

Anthony Rostain of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on signs of adult attention-deficient/hyperactivity disorder.

Article Source: Yahoo! Health

Building a Better Valve

June 20, 2015

Howard Herrmann of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on patients treated with a transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

Article Source: New York Times

How a Court Ruling Could Create Healthcare Chaos

June 22, 2015

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School describes health-care policy and insurance as being “interconnected.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Couple’s Virology Research at Penn Was Pioneering

June 21, 2015

Gertrude and Werner Henle, husband-and-wife virologists of the Perelman School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, are featured.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Hyperlipidemia May Hike Risk of Allograft Rejection

June 17, 2015

Deirdre Sawinski and Jonathan Maltzman of the Perelman School of Medicine share their thoughts on how environmental factors can alter the response to organ transplantation.

Article Source: Reuters Health
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Media Contact:Katie Delach | katie.delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964June 18, 2015

Penn Medicine Study Finds Participation in Research Studies Not Detrimental to Preterm Infants

Premature babies who are enrolled in clinical trials for therapies to treat and prevent complications from preterm birth are no more likely to die or experience poor outcomes than babies who are not trial participants, according to a retrospective analysis of more than 5,000 babies born before 29 weeks of gestation.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658June 18, 2015

Protein "Comet Tails" Propel Cell Recycling Process, Penn Study Finds

Several well-known neurodegenerative diseases, such as Lou Gehrig’s (ALS), Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and Huntington's disease, all result in part from a defect in autophagy – one way a cell removes and recycles misfolded proteins and pathogens.