Perelman School of Medicine

For Formerly Obese, Stigma Remains Even After Weight Is Lost

October 8, 2014

David Sarwer of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the general public’s belief that obesity is “a moral failin

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658October 7, 2014

Penn Study Demonstrates Efficacy of Potential Therapy for Autoimmune Disorder of Muscle Weakness

Nearly 60,000 Americans suffer from myasthenia gravis (MG), a non-inherited autoimmune form of muscle weakness. The disease has no cure, and the primary treatments are nonspecific immunosuppressants and inhibitors of the enzyme cholinesterase.

Audio: Why Saying Is Believing – the Science of Self-talk

October 7, 2014

David Sarwer of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses body image and self-talk.

Marriage Equality Wins Big, Losers Whine and Fume

October 7, 2014

Dick Polman of the School of Arts and Sciences is the author of this article on recent advances in marriage equality.

Article Source: WHYY “Newsworks”

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science of Self-Talk

October 7, 2014

Audio: David Sarwer of the Perelman School of Medicine is interviewed on his study to improve how people talk to themselves.

Insurance Debate Snares Prostate Study

October 7, 2014

Justin E. Bekelman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the negative effects insurance companies have on clinical studies.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

How the Isolation of Space Messes With Your Mind

October 7, 2014

Mathias Basner of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on a study of astronauts’ sleep and mental health on the way to Mars.

Article Source: Smithsonian Magazine

Comprehensive Drug Policy May Be Elusive: Penn Professor

October 5, 2014

Philippe Bourgois of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine discusses the need for a dat

Article Source: NBC News (Philadelphia)

A Christian Apologist and an Atheist Thrive in an Improbable Bond

October 3, 2014

The Law School’s David Skeel, described as a Christian apologist, and post-doctoral fellow Patrick Arsenault of the Perelman Schoo

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653October 1, 2014

Penn Medicine Receives $3.5 Million NCI Grant to Study Cervical Cancer in HIV Positive Women in Botswana

The introduction of antiretroviral drugs in Botswana over the last two decades has increased the life expectancies of people living with HIV—many of whom are women co-infected with the  human papillomavirus virus (HPV)—considerably: from 39 years to the low 60s.  As a result, this co-infected group of women is a