Perelman School of Medicine

Think Snoring Is Normal? Why Sleep Apnea Shouldn’t Be Ignored

January 29, 2015

Michael Grandner of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses sleeping habits such as snoring.

Article Source: CNN Money

Youth Football May Factor Into Memory Lapses in NFL Vets: Study

January 28, 2015

Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the effect head injuries can have on younger kids’ brains.

Article Source: NBC News

Audio: 5 Ways Extreme Cold Affects Your Body

January 28, 2015

Tejvir Khurana of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about how the head is a “huge heat-loss source.”

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | | 215-349-5964January 28, 2015

Penn Medicine Study Shows Menopause Does Not Increase or Create Difficulty Sleeping

Women in their late thirties and forties who have trouble sleeping are more than three times more likely to suffer sleep problems during menopause than women who have an easier time getting shut-eye, according to a new study by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658January 26, 2015

Penn Study Reveals Possible Therapeutic Target for Common, But Mysterious Brain Blood Vessel Disorder

Tens of millions of people around the world have abnormal, leak-prone sproutings of blood vessels in the brain called cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs). These abnormal growths can lead to seizures, strokes, hemorrhages, and other serious conditions, yet their precise molecular cause has never been determined. Now, cardiovascular scientists at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have studied this pathway in heart development to discover an important set of molecular signals, triggered by CCM-linked gene defects, that potentially could be targeted to treat the disorder.

Mosquito-borne Illness Creeping Up From Caribbean

January 27, 2015

Stephen Gluckman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on chikungunya, a mosquito-borne illness.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Blood Thinners Protect Against Stroke, but at a Cost

January 25, 2015

Charles Pollack of the Perelman School of Medicine is mentioned for leading a study about reversing the effects of Prad

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Forget the Excuses: There’s No Substitute for Sleep

January 21, 2015

Philip Gehrman of the Perelman School of Medicine answers questions about the importance of sleep.

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Should Teens Get to Say ‘No’ to Life-saving Medical Treatment?

January 23, 2015

Andrew Siegel and Dominic Sisti of the Perelman School of Me

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Audio: New Blood Test Could Indicate Long-term Severity of Concussions

January 22, 2015

Douglas Smith and Robert Siman of the Perelman School of Med