Perelman School of Medicine

Deep-Chilling Trauma Patients to Try to Save Them

November 15, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a new theory using extreme hypothermia on trauma patients.

Article Source: Associated Press
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658November 14, 2011

Penn: In a Childhood Cancer, Basic Biology Offers Clues to Better Treatments

PHILADELPHIA - By studying tumor biology at the molecular level, researchers are gaining a deeper understanding of drug resistance - and how to avoid it by designing pediatric cancer treatments tailored to specific mutations in a child’s DNA. In a fruitful collaboration, pediatric oncologists and biochemists are targeting neuroblastoma, an often-deadly childhood cancer of the peripheral nervous system.

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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183November 13, 2011

Penn: A More Flexible Window Into the Brain

PHILADELPHIA - A team of researchers co-led by the University of Pennsylvania has developed and tested a new high-resolution, ultra-thin device capable of recording brain activity from the cortical surface without having to use penetrating electrodes. The device could make possible a whole new generation of brain-computer interfaces for treating neurological and psychiatric illness and research. The work was published in Nature Neuroscience.

Opinion: Vatican Push for Adult Stem Cells Can’t Neglect Good Science

November 13, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his opinion on the use of adult stem cells.

Article Source: MSNBC.com

How Twitter Can Help in Saving Lives

November 14, 2011

Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine shares her views on a Penn study that evaluated health-related discussions on Twitter.

Article Source: Times of India

Billions Wasted on Billing

November 12, 2011

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School contributes an op-ed on wasteful spending on medical billing.

Article Source: New York Times

Double Hand Transplant a First for Penn

November 14, 2011

Benjamin Chang of the Perelman School of Medicine answers questions about a remarkable surgery.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Even Brief ‘Mini-Strokes’ Can Cut Years Off Patients’ Lives

November 11, 2011

Nehal Mehta of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the damaged caused by transient ischemic attacks.

Article Source: USA Today

Doctors Have Some Answers for Why Perry Didn’t

November 11, 2011

H. Branch Coslett of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on Rick Perry’s lapse of memory during a recent GOP presidential debate.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658November 11, 2011

Tales from the Crypt: Penn Study on Gut Cell Regeneration Reconciles Long-Standing Research Controversy

PHILADELPHIA - The lining of the intestine regenerates itself every few days as compared to say red blood cells that turn over every four months. The cells that help to absorb food and liquid that humans consume are constantly being produced. The various cell types that do this come from stem cells that reside deep in the inner recesses of the accordion-like folds of the intestines, called villi and crypts.