Perelman School of Medicine

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

Antidepressants Show Promise in Preventing Alzheimer’s

May 14, 2014

Yvette Sheline of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about leading a study on how antidepressants may be useful in boosting moods and preventing dementia.

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660May 14, 2014

Penn Researcher Studies Effects of Common Anti-depressant on Brain Peptide Thought to be Responsible for the Development of Alzheimer's

A University of Pennsylvania researcher has discovered that the common selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) citalopram arrested the growth of amyloid beta, a peptide in the brain that clusters in plaques that are thought to trigger the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964May 14, 2014

Penn Study Reveals Breastfeeding, Birth Control Pills May Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk Among Women with BRCA Gene Mutations

Breastfeeding, tubal ligation – also known as having one’s “tubes tied” – and oral contraceptives may lower the risk of ovarian cancer for some women with BRCA gene mutations, according to a comprehensive analysis from a team at the University of Pennsylvania's Basser Research Center for BRCA and the 

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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653May 14, 2014

Study from Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center Helps Dispel Commonly-Held Beliefs about Cancer Care and Patient Demands for Treatment

Despite claims suggesting otherwise, inappropriate cancer patient demands are few and very rarely lead to unnecessary tests and treatments from their health care providers, according to new results from a study that will be presented by researchers in the Abramson Cancer Center  (ACC) and the Perelma

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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653May 14, 2014

Penn Medicine: Large Panel Genetic Testing Produces More Questions than Answers in Breast Cancer

While large genetic testing panels promise to uncover clues about patients’ DNA, a team of researchers from Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center (ACC) has found that those powerful tests tend to produce more questions than they answer.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658May 15, 2014

"Bystander" Chronic Infections Thwart Development of Immune Cell Memory, Penn Study Finds

Studies of vaccine programs in the developing world have revealed that individuals with chronic infections such as malaria and hepatitis tend to be less likely to develop the fullest possible immunity benefits from vaccines for unrelated illnesses.

Study Finds Many Health Woes Common in Autistic Adults

May 14, 2014

David Mandell of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses research about autistic adult diagnoses.

Article Source: Associated Press

In Breast Cancer, Genetic Testing Outpaces the Clinic, Penn Study Finds

May 14, 2014

Kara Maxwell of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for leading new research on the usefulness of genetic knowledge of breast cancer mutations.