Perelman School of Medicine

A Conversation With Jonathan D. Moreno, Bioethicist and Professor

October 7, 2011

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is interviewed.

Article Source: Atlantic

Children’s Chest Pain Rarely Cause for Alarm: Study

October 10, 2011

Jeffrey Boris of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses how parents can determine if a child’s chest pain is cardiac-related.

Article Source: HealthDay

Prohibition’s Real Lessons for Drug Policy

October 5, 2011

Kevin Sabet of the Perelman School of Medicine writes an op-ed about prohibition.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.Kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658October 7, 2011

Penn Team Links Schizophrenia Genetics to Disruption in How Brain Processes Sound

PHILADELPHIA - Recent studies have identified many genes that may put people with schizophrenia at risk for the disease. But, what links genetic differences to changes in altered brain activity in schizophrenia is not clear.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.Kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658October 6, 2011

Abnormal Parkinson's Disease Protein Induces Degeneration in Healthy Nerve Cells, Penn Study Finds

Nearly five million Americans live with heart failure, with as many as 700,000 new cases diagnosed each year. In addition to lifestyle factors, scientists have shown that heart failure has a strong heritable component, but identifying the responsible genes has been a major challenge. Now, new research has identified a common genetic risk factor for heart failure in Caucasians that is also linked to kidney function.

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Botswana-UPenn Partnership to Mark 10 Years of Collaboration

PHILADELPHIA -- Ten Botswana-UPenn Partnership faculty and staff based in that southern African nation will join their colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania Monday, Oct. 10, to begin a weeklong reflective celebration of their 10 years of collaboration.

The anniversary observance will include a host of discussions reflecting on the Partnership’s efforts in fighting HIV/AIDS and developing other medical, research and academic programs to benefit the people of Botswana and students at Penn.

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Media Contact:Joseph Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798October 6, 2011

Penn Study: Downsides of Cancer Care Rarely Seen in Black Media

PHILADELPHIA -- Blacks in the United States who rely on African American news publications for health information are about three times less likely to learn about important aspects of cancer care than they would be if they turned to mainstream media for the same information.

Legal Experts: Loughner’s Only Defense Is Insanity

October 1, 2011

Stephen Morse of the Law School and the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the suspect in the U.S. Rep Gabrielle Giffords shooting.

Article Source: Associated Press

Cloning May Help Make Personal Stem Cells

October 6, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on potential ethical issues concerning embryonic stem cells.

Article Source: Associated Press

Why We Need to Be More Accepting of ‘Humanized’ Lab Animals

October 4, 2011

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences shares his perspective on human-animal hybrids.

Article Source: Atlantic