Perelman School of Medicine

‘Mama, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,’ but Encourage Your Girl Babies to Be Engineers

December 9, 2014

Flaura Winston of the Perelman School of Medicine writes about parents encouraging their female children to study STEM

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | | 215-898-9194December 18, 2014

Penn and UGA Awarded $23.4 Million Contract for Pathogen Genomics Database

A five-year, $23.4 million contract from the NIH will support a growing database of genomic information about disease-causing microbes, co-directed by the University of Pennsylvania's David Roos.

At the turn of the millennium, the cost to sequence a single human genome exceeded $50 million, and the process took a decade to complete. Microbes have genomes, too, and the first reference genome for a malaria parasite was completed in 2002 at a cost of roughly $15 million. But today researchers can sequence a genome in a single afternoon for just a few thousand dollars.

Let’s Help Patients Make Informed Decisions

December 17, 2014

Brandon Maughan of the Perelman School of Medicine wrote an op-ed about helping to inform health-care patients to make

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A Scientific Case for Starting the Workday at 10 A.M.

December 15, 2014

Mathias Basner of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “The evidence that time spent working was the most prominent sl

Article Source: Huffington Post

Could a Lie in Dramatically Improve Your Life? Experts Call for Workers to Start at 10AM to Improve Sleep Quality

December 11, 2014

Mathias Basner of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about studying an association between

Article Source: Daily Mail (U.K.)
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658 December 16, 2014

Two Penn Professors Named National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Professors James Eberwine, of the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and Shu Yang, of Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, have been

Experimental Therapy Yields Remissions

December 14, 2014

Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine is mentioned for leading a gene-therapy team that use

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Audio: Mental Health Professionals Weigh In on Possible Police Reforms

December 12, 2014

Steven Berkowitz of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about helping to develop a national poli

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658December 11, 2014

Penn Researchers Tame the Inflammatory Response in Kidney Dialysis

Frequent kidney dialysis is essential for the approximately 350,000 end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients in the United States.

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Media Contact:Greg Richter | | 215-614-1937December 12, 2014

Penn Medicine Study: U.S. Workers Sacrifice Sleep for Work Hours and Long Commutes

An increasing number of studies show that chronically restricted sleep to less than seven hours per day impairs performance, increases the risk for errors and accidents, and is associated with negative health consequences like obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.