Perelman School of Medicine

Video: Pennsylvania Puts Limits on Tanning by Teens

May 6, 2014

George Cotsarelis of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts on a new indoor tanning law.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 6, 2014

LabTV Showcases Penn Researchers and Student Filmmakers

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A series of videos produced by student filmmakers at the University of Pennsylvania has put young biomedical researchers around campus in the spotlight.

A series of videos produced by student filmmakers at the University of Pennsylvania has put young biomedical researchers around campus in the spotlight.

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660May 3, 2014

Penn Medicine: Psychiatric Medications Can Lead to Vision Problems

People suffering from vision loss are twice as likely to suffer from depression as the general population.

An educational workshop at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in New York City this week will shed light on this important, growing topic.

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660May 3, 2014

Penn Study Shows Stimulant Drug May Help Women Cope with Post-Menopausal Memory Lapses

Menopausal women have long reported experiencing hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats and memory lapses, too.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 6, 2014

Penn Research Combines Graphene and Painkiller Receptor

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Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have led an effort to create an artificial chemical sensor based on one of the human body’s most important receptors, allowing its response to be read out by a computer.

Almost every biological process involves sensing the presence of a certain chemical. Finely tuned over millions of years of evolution, the body’s different receptors are shaped to accept certain target chemicals.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 5, 2014

Immune Cells Outsmart Bacterial Infection by Dying, Penn Vet Study Shows

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A new study led by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has painted a clearer picture of the delicate arms race between the human immune system and a pathogen that seeks to infect and kill human cells.

A new study led by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has painted a clearer picture of the delicate arms race between the human immune system and a pathogen that seeks to infect and kill human cells. 

Finally, Some Optimism About Obesity

May 4, 2014

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School co-writes an op-ed about obesity rates.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653May 2, 2014

Penn Medicine Researchers Find Much Stronger Association Between Alcohol Use and Advanced Liver Fibrosis in Patients Compared to Uninfected

Consumption of alcohol has long been associated with an increased risk of advanced liver fibrosis, but a new study published in the May issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases from researchers at Penn Medicine and other institutions shows that association is drastically heightened in people co-

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 1, 2014

Penn and CHOP Researchers Track Working Memory From Childhood Through Adolescence

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A new longitudinal study has found that differences in working memory that exist at age 10 persist through the end of adolescence.

Working memory, the ability to hold information in your mind, think about it and use it to guide behavior, develops through childhood and adolescence and is key for successful performance at school and work. Previous research with young children has documented socioeconomic disparities in performance on tasks of working memory.

Penn Doctor Develops Smartphone App to Help in Treating Stroke

May 1, 2014

Claude Nguyen of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for developing an application that helps treating stroke patients.