Perelman School of Medicine

Science in Court: Arrested Development

April 18, 2012

Stephen Morse of the Law School and the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the hazards of misusing scientific terms in court that might have different meanings.

Article Source: Nature.com
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658May 3, 2012

NSAIDs and Cardiovascular Risk Explained, According to Studies From Penn's Perelman School of Medicine

After nearly 13 years of study and intense debate, a pair of new papers from the Perelman School of Medicine, at the University of Pennsylvania have confirmed exactly how a once-popular class of anti-inflammatory drugs leads to cardiovascular risk for people taking it.

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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659May 2, 2012

Genetically Modified T Cell Therapy Shown to Be Safe, Lasting in Penn Medicine Study of HIV Patients

HIV patients treated with genetically modified T cells remain healthy up to 11 years after initial therapy, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania report in the new issue of Science Translational Medicine. The results provide a framework for the use of this type of gene therapy as a powerful weapon in the treatment of HIV, cancer, and a wide variety of other diseases.

Audio: Facebook Is Making it Easier to Be an Organ Donor

May 2, 2012

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses how Facebook can be compared to a will.

Article Source: Marketplace

Pitting Employees Against Each Other … for Health

May 1, 2012

Kevin Volpp of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School says, “There’s not a lot of peer-reviewed evidence that achieves sustained improvements in health behavior and health outcomes.”

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 1, 2012

Three Penn Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

PHILADELPHIA — Nancy Bonini, Gideon Dreyfuss and Beatrice H. Hahn of the University of Pennsylvania have been elected members of the National Academy of Sciences, considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a U.S. scientist or engineer.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658May 1, 2012

Arthur H. Rubenstein, Former Dean of Penn's Perelman School of Medicine, Receives Medal for Medical Service

Arthur H. Rubenstein, MBBCh, was awarded the highest honor of the Association of American Physicians (AAP) the George M. Kober Medal, this week at the annual joint meeting of the AAP and the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 30, 2012

Penn Scientists Develop Large-scale Simulation of Human Blood

PHILADELPHIA — Having a virtual copy of a patient’s blood in a computer would be a boon to researchers and doctors. They could examine a simulated heart attack caused by blood clotting in a diseased coronary artery and see if a drug like aspirin would be effective in reducing the size of such a clot.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964April 30, 2012

Penn Study Confirms 2 Treatments for Age-related Macular Degeneration Provide Equal Vision Improvements

Two drugs commonly used to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD) yield similar improvements in vision for patients receiving treatments on a monthly or as-needed basis, according to a study from researchers at the Center for Preventive Ophthalmology and Biostatistics (CPOB) at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Hospitals Rush to Provide Costly Proton Beam Therapy

April 29, 2012

Stephen Hahn of the Perelman School of Medicine, Ralph Muller of the Health System and Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman and the Wharton School comment on the increase of hospitals using proton therapy in cancer care.

Article Source: Philly.com