Perelman School of Medicine

When ICU Beds Are Scarce, Doctors’ Goals Change

March 15, 2012

Scott Halpern of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts about intensive-care-unit bed scarcity.

Article Source: Chicago Tribune

The Brain on Alcohol: Why Some Drinkers Black Out

March 16, 2012

Reagan Wetherill of the Perelman School of Medicine helps explain what causes some people toblack out after drinking alcohol.

Article Source: Fox News
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658March 15, 2012

Genetic Variation in Human Gut Viruses Could Be Raw Material for Inner Evolution, Penn Study Finds

A growing body of evidence underscores the importance of human gut bacteria in modulating human health, metabolism, and disease. Yet bacteria are only part of the story. Viruses that infect those bacteria also shape who we are. Frederic D.

Audio: Does Your Doctor Always Tell the Truth?

March 14, 2012

Arthur Caplan and Jason Karlawish of the Perelman School of Medicine discuss doctor-patient trust.

Article Source: WHYY
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Media Contact:Katie Delach | | 215-349-5964March 14, 2012

Penn-Developed Online Cancer Resource Launches Redesign, New Features for Patients, Caregivers

OncoLink®, a free cancer information website developed by experts at the University of Pennsylvania's Abramson Cancer Center has launched a redesigned website based on the search habits and feedback from patients, caregivers and health care providers who use the site. Enhanced, interactive features provide access the most up-to-date information on cancers of all kinds, and allows users to develop personalized survivorship plans, and review the latest cancer research more easily.

Bioethicist: Parents Shouldn’t Have to Sue Over ‘Wrongful Birth’ of Child With Down Syndrome

March 9, 2012

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine contributes his thoughts about a ‘wrongful birth’ case.

Article Source: NBC News Health

Nursing Professionals Work to Revamp Traditional Images

March 13, 2012

Victoria Rich of the Perelman School of Medicine and Matthew McHugh of the School of Nursing discuss the perception of nursing professionals.

Article Source: Newsworks
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658March 13, 2012

Potential Alzheimer's Drug Slows Damage and Symptoms in Animal Model, According to Penn Study

A study published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience shows that the compound epothilone D (EpoD) is effective in preventing further neurological damage and improving cognitive performance in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The results establish how the drug might be used in early-stage AD patients.

Video: Health: Popular Cosmetic Surgery Is Getting an Overhaul

March 9, 2012

Oren Friedman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the popularity of rhinoplasty.

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Aggressive Care Best for Brain Trauma

March 9, 2012

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine are featured for a study about traumatic brain injuries.

Article Source: HealthDay