Perelman School of Medicine

Reducing Hazardous Noise Levels Can Save Your Heart

June 8, 2015

Mathias Basner of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a study that revealed how reducing daily noise levels would reduce the number of people with hypertension and coronary heart disease.

Article Source: Reuters
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Media Contact:Greg Richter | gregory.richter@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-614-1937June 4, 2015

Yoga, Running, Weight Lifting, and Gardening: Penn Study Maps the Types of Physical Activity Associated with Better Sleep Habits

Physical activities, such as walking, as well as aerobics/calisthenics, biking, gardening, golfing, running, weight-lifting, and yoga/Pilates are associated with better sleep habits, compared to no activity, according to a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660June 3, 2015

High Levels of Moral Reasoning Correspond with Increased Gray Matter in Brain

Individuals with a higher level of moral reasoning skills showed increased gray matter in the areas of the brain implicated in complex social behaviordecision making, and conflict processing as compared to subjects at a lower level of moral reasoning, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with a researcher from Charité Universitätsmediz in Berlin, Germany. 

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Media Contact:Greg Richter | gregory.richter@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-614-1937June 4, 2015

Eating Less During Late Night Hours May Stave off Some Effects of Sleep Deprivation, Penn Study Shows

Eating less late at night may help curb the concentration and alertness deficits that accompany sleep deprivation, according to results of a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania that will be presented at SLEEP 2015, the 29th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sle

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658June 4, 2015

Reverberations in Metabolism: Protein Maintains Double Duty as Key Cog in Body Clock and Metabolic Control, Penn Study Finds

Around-the-clock rhythms guide nearly all physiological processes in animals and plants. Each cell in the body contains special proteins that act on one another in interlocking feedback loops to generate near-24 hour oscillations called circadian rhythms.

Botox Injections as Wrinkle Treatment: Heat Maps Show Efficacy of Toxin Via 3D Imaging Technique

June 3, 2015

Ivona Percec of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for studying how heat lamps show the effectiveness of Botox in

Article Source: Medical Daily
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 5, 2015

At Penn, Field Center’s Conference Draws Attention to Child Trafficking

The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania will host a June 10-12 conference addressing some of today's critical issues such as child trafficking and underrepresented populations in the child welfare system.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658June 3, 2015

Penn Researchers Home in on What's Wearing Out T Cells

Sometimes even cells get tired. When the T cells of your immune system are forced to deal over time with cancer or a chronic infection such as HIV or hepatitis C, they can develop "T cell exhaustion," becoming less effective and losing their ability to attack and destroy the invaders of the body.

How to Grapple With Chronic, Terminal Illness

June 4, 2015

Arbena Merolli of the Abramson Cancer Center in the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on dealing with a chronic illness and facing death.

Article Source: Delaware News Journal

How Growing Up in Poverty Rewires a Child’s Developing Brain

June 4, 2015

Brian Avants of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on the effects of poverty on the brain.

Article Source: Good Magazine