Perelman School of Medicine

Short on Sleep? Eat More Spinach and Peanut Butter to Improve Your Memory

June 30, 2015

Andrea Spaeth of the Perelman School of Medicine offers ways to improve daily functionality for people who are lacking sleep.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | | 215-898-9194 July 1, 2015

Penn Team Identifies Gene Responsible for Some Cases of Male Infertility

Oftentimes men with a type of infertility called azoospermia don’t know the underlying cause of their condition. But new research led by University of Pennsylvania scientists suggests that mutations in an X chromosome gene called TEX11 are responsible for a significant number of cases of infertility — an estimated 1 percent of cases of non-obstructive azoospermia.

In the most severe form of male infertility, men do not make any measurable levels of sperm. This condition, called azoospermia, affects approximately 1 percent of the male population and is responsible for about a sixth of cases of male infertility.

Philadelphia Smoking Rates Hit New Low

June 30, 2015

Kenneth Margulies of the Perelman School of Medicine suggests that Philadelphia’s smoking rates will continue to decline with shifting attitudes, policy changes and penalties.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Philanthropy for Hackers

June 26, 2015

Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for his pioneering work on HIV and gene therapy.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Dextromethorphan: Why It’s Not Just Cough Medicine

June 29, 2015

Laura Modafferi of the Perelman School of Medicine writes a collaborative blog about cold medicines containing dextromethorphan.

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Social Life Is Good for Your Brain, and Other Important Research

June 26, 2015

Perelman School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia researchers are cited in studying teen driver safety using a simulator to diagnose driving.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604July 1, 2015

New Penn Center Will Investigate the Physics of Cancer Via $10M NIH Grant

Investigators at a new University of Pennsylvania research center will focus on key physical principles that underpin cancer’s development and growth.

What Phila. Experts Are Saying About the Obamacare Ruling

June 26, 2015

David Grande of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School is quoted about the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act.

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U.S. Congress Moves to Block Human-embryo Editing

June 25, 2015

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences says, “You don’t have to be a faith-based bioethicist to recognize that there’s some global responsibility for modifying the human germline.”

Article Source: Nature

Do Fitness Wearables Live Up to Their Promise?

June 24, 2015

Mitesh Patel of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts on the effectiveness of wearable fitness trackers.

Article Source: CBS News