Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School comments on the debate regarding Plan B contraceptive and healthcare reform.
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Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences shares his views about a disconnect between political rhetoric and the importance of leadership in biotechnology.
Michael Thase of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a study about antidepressant use.
Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “In facing a tough call, HHS has put politics over science when it comes to sex.”
Robert Prosnitz of the Perelman School of Medicine finds that a contralateral prophylactic mastectomy lacks significant benefits for breast cancer patients.
Karin Rhodes of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for authoring a study about children who are covered by public health insurance.
Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine says of the case, “It infringes upon free speech and you can’t just have that waived away on a silence contract.”
PHILADELPHIA — Long the bane of picky eaters everywhere, broccoli’s taste is not just a matter of having a cultured palate; some people can easily taste a bitter compound in the vegetable that others have difficulty detecting. Now a team of Penn researchers has helped uncover the evolutionary history of one of the genes responsible for this trait. Beyond showing the ancient origins of the gene, the researchers discovered something unexpected: something other than taste must have driven its evolution.