Perelman School of Medicine

The Body Politic: The Battle Over Science in America

November 10, 2011

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

Caplan: Mississippi vs. Science

November 9, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his views on a vote in Mississippi on granting human rights to fertilized eggs.

Article Source: GateHouse News Service

Video: Test Shows Awareness, Consciousness for Brain-Damaged Patients

November 9, 2011

Ferdinando Mirarchi of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Most patients and families are concerned with quality of life.”

Article Source: ABC News

Panel Emphasizes Safety in Digitization of Health Records

November 8, 2011

Ross Koppel of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a report about digitizing health records.

Article Source: New York Times

Video: Dogs Help Test New Cancer Fighting Technology

November 3, 2011

Sunil Singhal of the Perelman School of Medicine and David Holt of the School of Veterinary Medicine discuss new technology used for cancer research.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

Acetaminophen Linked to Asthma in New Report

November 7, 2011

Andrea Apter of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a new report about acetaminophen and asthma.

Article Source: MSNBC.com

Less Than $26 Billion? Don’t Bother

November 3, 2011

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School contributes an op-ed about health-care funding.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658November 4, 2011

Penn Study Describes First Proof of Principle for Treating Rare Bone Disease

PHILADELPHIA - Scientists at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine Center for Research in FOP and Related Disorders have developed a new genetic approach to specifically block the damaged copy of the gene for a rare bone disease, while leaving the normal copy untouched.

First Bilateral Hand Transplant in the Region Performed at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

November 4, 2011

L. Scott Levin, Abraham Shaked and Benjamin Chang of the Perelman School of Medicine discuss the region’s first hand transplant.

Article Source: Market Watch

Exercise Shown to Curb Effect of “Obesity Gene”

November 2, 2011

Robert Berkowitz of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the “obesity gene.”

Article Source: CBS News