Perelman School of Medicine

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.

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)