Perelman School of Medicine

Parents Say Disabled NJ Girl Was Denied Transplant

January 17, 2012

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the medical ethical issues concerning a child and a kidney transplant.

Article Source: Associated Press

Sideshow Deen, Diabetes and a Drug

January 18, 2012

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on television-cooking star Paula Deen’s decision to conceal her Type 2 diabetes diagnosis until recently.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 20, 2012

Penn Researchers Help Solve Questions About Ethiopians’ High-Altitude Adaptations

PHILADELPHIA --  Over many generations, people living in the high-altitude regions of the Andes or on the Tibetan Plateau have adapted to life in low-oxygen conditions. Living with such a distinct and powerful selective pressure has made these populations a textbook example of evolution in action, but exactly how their genes convey a survival advantage remains an open question.

Overweight Teen Girls May Have Higher Acne Risk

January 17, 2012

Joel Gelfand of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a study that uncovered an association between excess weight and acne among teenage girls.

Article Source: HealthDay

Video: Rebooting the Brain: New Progress in the Treatment of Insomnia

January 12, 2012

James Findley and Michael Perlis of the Perelman School of Medicine are featured in discussing Penn’s Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program.

Article Source: ABC News

Red Wine Research Said to Falsify Data

January 12, 2012

Joseph Baur of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on resveratrol research.

Article Source: CNN
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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183January 12, 2012

Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Improves Motion and Mood, Reduces Medications

A new multi-center study, including neurologists and neurosurgeons from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, reveals that Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) – a treatment for Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients with medication-resistant muscle movement impairment or tremors – can improve those symptoms and reduce medications for patients implanted with the device. The study appears Online First in Lancet Neurology.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 12, 2012

Cindy Christian of Penn’s Field Center Named to Task Force on Child Protection

PHILADELPHIA — Cindy Christian, a faculty co-director at the University of Pennsylvania Field Center for Children’s Policy Practice & Research, has been named to a new 11-member Task Force on Child Protection.  The appointment was made by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett.

7 Sleep Conditions, Explained

January 11, 2012

Philip Gehrman of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses common sleep conditions.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Stem-cell Research: Never Say Die

January 11, 2012

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the ups and downs of a biotechnology company.

Article Source: Nature