Perelman School of Medicine

Closing In on a Cure for Vision Loss

July 23, 2012

Jean Bennett of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the benefits of applying gene therapy to eye diseases.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal

Massive Online Open Courses: From McLuhan to MOOC

July 23, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences contributes his thoughts about massive online open courses.

Article Source: The Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Olivia Fermano | Olivia.Fermano@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-829-6799July 24, 2012

Pennsylvania Hospital Selected for Effort to Increase Breastfeeding Rates in U.S. Hospitals

Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH) has been selected to participate in Best Fed Beginnings, a first-of-its-kind national effort to significantly improve breastfeeding rates in states where rates are currently the lowest.

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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659July 23, 2012

Benefits of HIV Drugs Rise -- but Less Than Previously Believed, Penn Study Shows

The percentage of HIV patients taking antiretroviral drugs who experienced the full benefit of the drugs jumped from 45 percent of 72 percent during the past decade, a figure that is lower than previous estimates.

PHOTOS: Plant Tomatoes. Harvest Lower Crime Rates.

July 23, 2012

Charles Branas of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for a study about the effect of urban farming in high-crime areas.

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When the Villain Wins: Kids Face Trauma After Batman Shootings

July 20, 2012

David Yusko of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the psychological effects on children directly affected by the Aurora movie-theater shootings.

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Serious Side Effects More Likely in New Cancer Drugs

July 19, 2012

Susan Ellenberg of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a study about newer cancer drugs.

Article Source: Chicago Tribune

Job Stress Could Raise Women’s Heart Attack Risk by 70 Percent

July 20, 2012

Helen Glassberg of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a study about the impact of stressful jobs on the heart health of women.

Article Source: The Huffington Post

Sepsis: How Doctors Miss Signs of Dangerous Infection

July 20, 2012

David Gaieski of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about warning signs of sepsis.

Article Source: ABC News
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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-200-2312July 19, 2012

Penn Study: Anti-Tau Drug Improves Cognition, Decreases Tau Tangles in Alzheimer's Disease Models

While clinical trial results are being released regarding drugs intended to decrease amyloid production - thought to contribute to decline in Alzheimer's disease - clinical trials of drugs targeting other disease proteins, such as tau, are in their initial phases.