Perelman School of Medicine

Harvesting Dead Girl’s Eggs Raises Ethical Issues

August 11, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine suggests that “laws and policies need to catch up with the practice” of extracting eggs after death.

Article Source: ABC News

Ezekiel Emanuel Tapped to Lead Penn Medical Ethics Department

August 5, 2011

Ezekiel Emanuel is Penn’s newest Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, in the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School.

Article Source: Bloomberg

Penn Research Offers New Hope for Rare Cancer

August 11, 2011

Carl June, Bruce Levine, David Porter and Michael Kalos of the Perelman School of Medicine are featured for their breakthrough cancer research.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Pregnant Women Can Know Sex of Baby in Seven Weeks

August 10, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on abortions in India that skew the boy-girl ratio of the country.

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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659August 11, 2011

Modified "Serial Killer" T Cells Obliterate Lymphocytic Leukemia Tumors, Penn Researchers Report

(PHILADELPHIA) -- In a cancer treatment breakthrough 20 years in the making, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania's Abramson Cancer Center and Perelman School of Medicine have shown sustained remissions of up to a year among a small group of advanced chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients treated with genetically engineered versions of their own T cells.

The Golden Years, Polished With Surgery

August 8, 2011

David Sarwer of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on people who experience a type of “emotional turbulence” after cosmetic procedures.

Article Source: New York Times
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Penn Study Shows an Ancient Crop Effective in Protecting Against a 21st Century Hazard

PHILADELPHIA — Flax has been part of human history for well over 30,000 years, used for weaving cloth, feeding people and animals, and even making paint. Now, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that it might have a new use for the 21st century: protecting healthy tissues and organs from the harmful effects of radiation.

Video: Indian Surrogacy Helps Lift Some Poor, but Raises Ethical Issues

August 5, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on ethical issues that can arise from surrogacy.

Article Source: PBS Newshour
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658August 8, 2011

Penn Researchers Describe Key Molecule That Keeps Immune Cell Development on Track

Philadelphia — In the latest issue of Nature, researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania clarify the role of two proteins key to T-cell development. They found that one well-known protein called Notch passes off much of its role during T-cell maturation to another protein called TCF-1.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658August 5, 2011