Perelman School of Medicine

Hugo Chavez Ahead in Venezuela Presidential Race Even as He Fights Cancer, Prays for Life

April 12, 2012

Steve Hahn of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on Hugo Chavez’s health.

Article Source: Washinton Post

Study Highlights Limits to Gene-based Medicine

April 6, 2012

Timothy Rebbeck of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a study revealing restrictions to gene-based medicine.

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Is Science Getting Easier, Harder or Both?

April 6, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences shares his comments about finding answers to difficult science questions.

Article Source: Psychology Today

Will We Ever Have a Fool-proof Lie Detector?

April 7, 2012

Daniel Langleben of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for studying the limitations of lie detectors.

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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659April 9, 2012

Penn Study: Breast Cancer Patients Suffer Treatment-related Side Effects Long After Completing Care

More than 60 percent of breast cancer survivors report at least one treatment-related complication even six years after their diagnosis, according to a new study led by a researcher from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The findings are part of a special issue of Cancer devoted to exploring the physical late effects of breast cancer treatment and creating strategies to prevent, monitor for, and treat these conditions in the nation's 2.6 million survivors of the disease.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 6, 2012

Penn Study Cautions Use of Drugs to Block 'Niacin Flush' in Heart Patients

Niacin, or vitamin B3, is the one approved drug that elevates "good" cholesterol (high density lipoprotein, HDL) while depressing "bad" cholesterol (low density lipoprotein , LDL), and has thereby attracted much attention from patients and physicians. Niacin keeps fat from breaking down, and so obstructs the availability of LDL building blocks.

Cooper Hospital Leading FDA Trial for Sepsis Treatment

April 5, 2012

David Gaieski of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about researching a treatment for sepsis.

Article Source: Newsworks
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 5, 2012

DNA Sequencing Consortium Finds Patterns of Mutations in Autism, Highlighting Potential Risk Factors

Researchers have long recognized that autism runs in families, suggesting a genetic component. Yet, few genes have so far been identified and the underlying genetic nature of autism — how many genes contribute and to what extent they influence a person's chances of developing the disorder — remains poorly understood.

Video: The Bald Economy: Big Pharma

March 29, 2012

George Cotsarelis of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses a study about baldness.

Article Source: Bloomberg
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 4, 2012

Penn Medicine Researchers Find that Molecular Pair Controls Time-Keeping and Fat Metabolism

The 24-hour internal clock controls many aspects of human behavior and physiology, including sleep, blood pressure, and metabolism. Disruption in circadian rhythms leads to increased incidence of many diseases, including metabolic disease and cancer. Each cell of the body has its own internal timing mechanism, which is controlled by proteins that keep one another in check.