Perelman School of Medicine

Video: How to Make Better School Lunches

April 23, 2015

Mitesh Patel of the Perelman School of Medicine encourages healthy school lunches for students and says, “Adopting and

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Seeking Tests for a Contested Brain Disease

April 24, 2015

Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

Article Source: Science
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 22, 2015

Penn Pioneer in Personalized Medicine Advocates that National Translational Medicine Consortia is Best Equipped to Drive Human Phenotyping for the Clinic

President Barack Obama launched the "Precision Medicine Initiative” this past winter during the State of the Union address, and politicians on both sides of the aisle applauded the announcement. Broadly, precision medicine is meant to help diagnose individuals more accurately and better tailor treatment according to their physiology.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 22, 2015

Two Researchers from Penn's Perelman School of Medicine Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Two researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have been elected as new members to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research.

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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653April 21, 2015

University of Pennsylvania Team Receive Prestigious National Clinical Research Award for HIV Breakthrough

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Penn Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) are among the 2015 recipients of the prestigious Clinical Research Achievement Award for their personalized gene therapy work in HIV.

Audio: Is it Always Unhealthy to be Fat?

April 21, 2015

Rexford Ahima of the Perelman School of Medicine examines obesity in America.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194 April 23, 2015

Penn Study Identifies Molecular Link Between DNA Damage and Premature Aging

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University of Pennsylvania researchers found that inactivating interferon signaling in a mouse model of progeria, or premature aging, extended the animals’ lives.

Like a beloved pair of jeans, human DNA accumulates damage over time, and older people’s bodies can’t repair it as well. Many scientists believe a build up of damage can cause cells to enter an irreversible dormant state known as senescence.

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660April 21, 2015

Two Penn Medicine Studies Examine Diabetes Severity in Parkinson's, Sex Differences in Parkinson's Disease Caregiving

A pair of studies from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania demonstrate a correlation between diabetes severity and parkinsonism, or parkinsonian tremors; and examine the caregiving differences between men and women with PD.

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Media Contact:Anna Duerr | anna.duerr@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369April 22, 2015

Penn Study Shows Computer-Assisted Diagnosis Tool Helps Physicians Assess Skin Conditions Without Aid from Dermatologists

In the first major study to examine the use of a computer-assisted, photo-driven differential diagnosis generator for skin conditions, researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University

Merck Cancer Drug Shines Against Skin, Lung Cancer

April 19, 2015

Robert Vonderheide of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about new immune therapies resulting in breakthrough ou

Article Source: Forbes.com