Perelman School of Medicine

Opinion: Vatican Push for Adult Stem Cells Can’t Neglect Good Science

November 13, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his opinion on the use of adult stem cells.

Article Source: MSNBC.com

How Twitter Can Help in Saving Lives

November 14, 2011

Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine shares her views on a Penn study that evaluated health-related discussions on Twitter.

Article Source: Times of India

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