Perelman School of Medicine

My No-soap, No-shampoo, Bacteria-rich Hygiene Experiment

May 22, 2014

Elizabeth Grice of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a bacteria hygiene experiment.

Article Source: New York Times

Insurer Declares Comcast Weight-loss Partnership a Success

May 22, 2014

Thomas Wadden of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on results from an obesity study.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Where You Live Matters for Lifesaving Liver Transplants

May 22, 2014

David Seth Goldberg of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about the results from a study  looking at the effect of geography on liver transplants and patient outcomes.

Article Source: New York Times

Video: Older Americans Hooked on Rx: ‘I Was a Zombie’

May 21, 2014

David Oslin of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on weaning elderly patients off medications they were prescribed to years ago.

Article Source: USA Today

Video: Local Researchers Developing MERS Virus Vaccine

May 20, 2014

David Weiner of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about helping develop treatment for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.

Article Source: CBS News (Philadelphia)

Penn Researcher: Place and Poverty Influence HIV Risk

May 19, 2014

Bridgette Brawner of the Perelman School of Medicine explains “geobehavioral vulnerability” and discusses HIV risk.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 20, 2014

Penn Team Identifies Promising New Target for Gum Disease Treatment

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University of Pennsylvania researchers have been searching for ways to prevent, half and reverse periodontitis. In a report published in the Journal of Immunology, they describe a promising new target: a component of the immune system called complement.

Nearly half of all adults in the United States suffer from the gum disease periodontitis, and 8.5 percent have a severe form that can raise the risk of heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and pregnancy complications.

Pumping Up the Heart: Medicare Now Covering Cardiac Rehab

May 18, 2014

Lee Goldberg of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about the effects of cardiac rehabilitation.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Exclusive: Obama Allies Revive Push for Obamacare CEO

May 17, 2014

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School shares his opinion about a CEO to manage the exchange.

Article Source: Reuters

Treatment Considered for Menopausal Women Who Can’t Focus

May 15, 2014

C. Neill Epperson of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for researching treatment for menopausal women who had similar symptoms to attention deficit disorder.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer