Perelman School of Medicine

Robotics at Penn

Penn has long been a hub of robotics research, and continues to be at the center of this expanding field of study, designing intelligent machines for the changing times.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964May 7, 2014

Penn Experts Say "Insourcing" Innovation May be the Best Approach to Transforming Health Care

A group of health care and policy experts from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is urging health care institutions to look more to their own in-house personnel, including physicians and nurses, as a source of new ideas for improving how care is delivered.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658May 8, 2014

Penn Yeast Study Identifies Novel Longevity Pathway

Ancient philosophers looked to alchemy for clues to life everlasting. Today, researchers look to their yeast. These single-celled microbes have long served as model systems for the puzzle that is the aging process, and in this week’s issue of Cell Metabolism, they fill in yet another piece.

Video: Can Exposure Therapy Help Rape Victims?

May 7, 2014

Sandy Capaldi of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses therapy for rape victims.

Article Source: Aljazeera America

Video: Pennsylvania Puts Limits on Tanning by Teens

May 6, 2014

George Cotsarelis of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts on a new indoor tanning law.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 6, 2014

LabTV Showcases Penn Researchers and Student Filmmakers

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A series of videos produced by student filmmakers at the University of Pennsylvania has put young biomedical researchers around campus in the spotlight.

A series of videos produced by student filmmakers at the University of Pennsylvania has put young biomedical researchers around campus in the spotlight.

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660May 3, 2014

Penn Medicine: Psychiatric Medications Can Lead to Vision Problems

People suffering from vision loss are twice as likely to suffer from depression as the general population.

An educational workshop at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in New York City this week will shed light on this important, growing topic.

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660May 3, 2014

Penn Study Shows Stimulant Drug May Help Women Cope with Post-Menopausal Memory Lapses

Menopausal women have long reported experiencing hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats and memory lapses, too.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 6, 2014

Penn Research Combines Graphene and Painkiller Receptor

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Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have led an effort to create an artificial chemical sensor based on one of the human body’s most important receptors, allowing its response to be read out by a computer.

Almost every biological process involves sensing the presence of a certain chemical. Finely tuned over millions of years of evolution, the body’s different receptors are shaped to accept certain target chemicals.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 5, 2014

Immune Cells Outsmart Bacterial Infection by Dying, Penn Vet Study Shows

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A new study led by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has painted a clearer picture of the delicate arms race between the human immune system and a pathogen that seeks to infect and kill human cells.

A new study led by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has painted a clearer picture of the delicate arms race between the human immune system and a pathogen that seeks to infect and kill human cells.