Perelman School of Medicine

Physicians Group Adds Social Media Guidelines to Ethics Manual

January 2, 2012

Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about the American College of Physicians’ addition of social media guidelines to its ethics manual.

It Costs More, but Is It Worth More?

January 2, 2012

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School co-authors an op-ed about proton beam therapy and Medicare.

Article Source: New York Times

Planet of the Apes: How Do We Know Evolution Really Happens? Through Viruses

January 2, 2012

Harvey Rubin of the Perelman School of Medicine and Joshua Plotkin of the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science discussevolution through viruses.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659January 3, 2012

Penn Researchers Shorten Time for Manufacturing of Personalized Ovarian Cancer Vaccine

PHILADELPHIA -- Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania are in the midst of testing a personalized, dendritic cell vaccine in patients with recurrent ovarian, primary peritoneal or fallopian tube cancer – a group of patients who typically have few treatment options.

Breakthrough of the Year? AIDS Discovery Could Put Virus on the Run, Bioethicist Says

December 22, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his views on an AIDS discovery.

Article Source: MSNBC.com

When Censoring Science Makes Sense

December 21, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his perspective on censoring science.

Article Source: CNN

Bird Flu Blues

December 21, 2011

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences contributes his views about experiments with “bird flu.”

Article Source: Huffington Post

Penn Bioterror Expert Explains Why Lab-Altered Bird Flu Is So Dangerous

December 21, 2011

Harvey Rubin and Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comment on lab-altered bird flu.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | (215) 662-6183December 22, 2011

Measuring Brain Thickness Identifies Risk for Cognitive Decline, Penn Study Shows

PHILADELPHIA - A new measurement tool can identify cognitively normal adults who are at high risk for cognitive decline, according to a new study by collaborators at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Medical School. The study is published in the December 21, 2011, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604December 21, 2011

Penn Scientists Pioneer New Method for Watching Proteins Fold

PHILADELPHIA — A protein’s function depends on both the chains of molecules it is made of and the way those chains are folded. And while figuring out the former is relatively easy, the latter represents a huge challenge with serious implications because many diseases are the result of misfolded proteins. Now, a team of chemists at the University of Pennsylvania has devised a way to watch proteins fold in “real-time,” which could lead to a better understanding of protein folding and misfolding in general.