Perelman School of Medicine

Which GOP Candidate Will Adopt the “Three-Parent Embryo”?

February 13, 2015

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences blogs about Republican candida

Article Source: Huffington Post

Nagging Patients Aren’t to Blame for Overtesting in Medicine

February 12, 2015

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School comments on leading a study about cancer pati

Article Source: Bloomberg View

Treat or Transport? Trauma Centers to Study Medic Treatment for Gunshot & Stabbing Victims

February 10, 2015

Patrick Kim of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about making smart decisions in trauma centers.

Article Source: NBC 10 (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Anna Duerr | anna.duerr@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369February 11, 2015

Common Biomarkers of Sleep Debt Found in Humans, Rats, Penn Study Finds

Stating that sleep is an essential biological process seems as obvious as saying that the sun rises every morning. Yet, researchers' understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying the effects of sleep loss is still in its earliest stages.

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660February 11, 2015

Penn Medicine Researchers Show Brain Activity Can Predict Increased Fat Intake Following Sleep Deprivation

Experts have warned for years that insufficient sleep can lead to weight gain.

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Media Contact:Anna Duerr | anna.duerr@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369February 11, 2015

Smartphone Apps Just as Accurate as Wearable Devices for Tracking Physical Activity, According to Penn Researchers

Although wearable devices have received significant attention for their ability to track an individual’s physical activity, most smartphone applications are just as accurate, according to a new research letter in JAMA

Jefferson Scientist’s Study of SAD Took Him to Space and Back

February 2, 2015

Michael Thase of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his concerns about evening light therapy and seasonal affective disorder.

Article Source: Philly.com

Smartphone Apps Keep Pace With Costly Fitness Trackers

February 10, 2015

Mitesh Patel of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on researching the accuracy of smartphone fitness applications and wearable fitness trackers

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Adults With Autism Are Left to Navigate a Jarring World

February 10, 2015

The research of Edward Brodkin from the Perelman School of Medicine is profiled in this article on adult autism.

Article Source: Science News
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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653February 9, 2015

Immune Biomarkers Help Predict Early Death, Complications in HIV Patients with TB, Penn Study Finds

Doctors treating patients battling both HIV and tuberculosis (TB)—many of whom live in Africa—are faced with the decision when to start those patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) while they are being treated with antibiotics for active TB disease.