Perelman School of Medicine

Audio: ‘The Body Politic: The Battle Over Science in America’

September 27, 2011

Jonathan Moreno, a PIK professor, of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses his latest book.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Study: Dads Less Likely to Die of Heart Problems

September 26, 2011

Daniel Rader of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on fatherhood and cardiac-related deaths.

Article Source: Associated Press

Penn Researchers Study Football Concussions

October 1, 2011

Steven Galetta and Laura Balcer of the Perelman School of Medicine are highlighted for work on the King-Devick test.

Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine

Are Violent ‘Flash Mobs’ Really a Trend?

September 26, 2011

Philippe Bourgois of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine and Eric Schneider of SAS share their knowledge about flash mobs.

Article Source: Atlantic
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.Kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658September 27, 2011

Penn Scientists Tracing an Elusive Killer Parasite in Peru

PHILADELPHIA —Despite what Hollywood would have you believe, not all epidemics involve people suffering from zombie-like symptoms--some can only be uncovered through door-to-door epidemiology and advanced mathematics.

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369 September 27, 2011

Penn Study: Women with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Have Greater Response to Treatment Than Men

PHILADELPHIA —Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) patients of different sexes and races may respond differently to treatment with commonly used medications for the disease, says a new study from researchers at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.The results of the study are published online ahead of print in the journal CHEST.

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Penn’s Field Center Announces Fellow at “Field of Dreams” Luncheon

PHILADELPHIA — A second-year student at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Tara Grigg Garlinghouse, has been selected for the first Alan Lerner Fellowship in Child Welfare Policy recipient, Penn’s Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research announced today at its inaugural “Field of Dreams” luncheon.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.Kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658September 20, 2011

Enzymes Possible Targets for New Anti-Malaria Drugs, According to Penn-led Study

PHILADELPHIA —Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Monash University, and Virginia Tech have used a set of novel inhibitors to analyze how the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, uses enzymes to chew up human hemoglobin from host red blood cells as a food source. They have validated that two of these parasite enzymes called peptidases are potential anti-malarial drug targets.

The NFL’s Ongoing Headache

September 21, 2011

Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the effects of concussions on professional football players.

Article Source: Philly.com

Caplan: No Word From Bachmann

September 23, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted for challenge to GOP’s Michele Bachmann.

Article Source: Bloomberg News