Perelman School of Medicine

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September 14, 2014

Brian Chow and David Meaney of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Javier Medina of the School of Arts & Sciences and Jean Bennett of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about optogenetics.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658September 11, 2014

Penn Medicine: Zebrafish Model of a Learning and Memory Disorder Shows Better Way to Target Treatment

Using a zebrafish model of a human genetic disease called neurofibromatosis (NF1), a team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that the learning and memory components of the disorder are distinct features that will likely need different treatment approaches.

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Media Contact:Greg Richter | gregory.richter@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-614-1937September 11, 2014

Penn Medicine Study Reveals Profile of Patients Most Likely to Delay Hospice Enrollment Until Final Days of Life

One in six cancer patients enroll in hospice only during their last three days of life, according to a new study from a team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Pressure to Have a ‘Perfect’ Birth

September 2, 2014

Peter Gearhart of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “The small details can help make for a very memorable birth experience and give patients a very positive view of themselves as mothers.”

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659September 11, 2014

Center for Advanced Cellular Therapeutics to Rise on Penn Medicine Campus

The University of Pennsylvania today reached an important milestone in its alliance with Novartis as it unveiled plans for the construction of a first-of-its-kind Center for Advanced Cellular Therapeutics (CACT) on the Penn Medicine campus in Philadelphia.

Unfulfilled Dreams of Having a Baby May Put Women at Risk of Depression

September 10, 2014

Lindsay Sortor of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about fertility treatments.

Article Source: Today.com
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Media Contact:Greg Richter | gregory.richter@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-614-1937September 11, 2014

Penn Medicine Study Reveals Profile of Patients Most Likely to Delay Hospice Enrollment Until Final Days of Life

One in six cancer patients enroll in hospice only during their last three days of life, according to a new study from a team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658September 9, 2014

Penn Researcher and CVS Health Physician Urge New Payment Model for Costly Gene Therapy Treatments

Hoping to encourage sufficient investments by pharmaceutical companies in expensive gene therapies, which often consist of a single treatment, a Penn researcher and the chief medical officer of CVS Health outline an alternative payment model in this month’s issue of Nature Biotechnology.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658September 8, 2014

Penn Team Finds Ovarian Cancer Oncogene in 'Junk DNA'

Over the years researchers have made tremendous strides in the understanding and treatment of cancer by searching genomes for links between genetic alterations and disease.

Study of Jewish Women Shows Link to Cancer Without Family History

September 4, 2014

Susan Domchek of the Perelman School of Medicine says that the study does not “resolve the question of what the risk is to someone with no family history and a mutation.”

Article Source: New York Times