Perelman School of Medicine

On Fluoride, Moral Blindness, Scientific Stupidity

October 17, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his views on a Florida county agreeing to remove fluoride from the water supply.

Article Source: St. Petersburg Times

Sequenom to Sell Down Syndrome Test 2 Years After Pullback

October 17, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the ethical issues surrounding a prenatal test for Down syndrome.

Article Source: Bloomberg
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 18, 2011

Penn Researchers Demonstrate Efficacy of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Vaccine

PHILADELPHIA — An experimental vaccine developed by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine is the first veterinary cancer vaccine of its kind that shows an increase in survival time for dogs with spontaneous non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The work shows for the first time the feasibility and therapeutic efficacy of this alternative cell-based vaccine, which could be employed in the treatment of a number of different cancer types.

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369October 17, 2011

Penn Study: Cardiovascular Disease Linked to Evolutionary Changes That May Have Protected Early Mammals

Philadelphia – Can a bird have a heart attack?  A recent paper published by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania suggests that cardiovascular disease may be an unfortunate consequence of mammalian evolution.  The study, published in a recent issue of the journal Blood demonstrates

The Anthrax Attacks: Biopreparedness Ten Years Later

October 15, 2011

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences co-authors an op-ed about Americans being prepared for a biological weapons attack.

Article Source: Politico

Audio: Would Adding a New Trauma Center Save Lives on the South Side?

October 13, 2011

Brendan Carr of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses trauma center locations in Chicago.

Article Source: WBEZ Radio (Chicago)

China: Serious Ethical Concerns on Chinese Organ Transplant Tourism

October 13, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses the growth of “transplant tourism.”

Daily Multivitamin Is Dangerous?

October 12, 2011

Robert Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine writes about his study of daily multivitamins.

For Heart Health, Eating Well May Trump Genes

October 11, 2011

Nehal Mehta of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how a healthy diet may overcome genetics.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Call It What It Is: Hate Speech

October 12, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine contributes an op-ed about hate speech in the Republican presidential-primary campaign.

Article Source: Chicago Tribune