Perelman School of Medicine

Audio: N.J. Woman Has Been Beating Cancer for More than 30 Years

June 23, 2011

Joseph Carver of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on doctors’ increased focus on the long-term effects of cancer treatment.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658June 22, 2011

Next Generation Gene Therapy: Penn Study Shows Potential of Gene Vector to Broaden Eye-Disease Treatment

Philadelphia — Inspired by earlier successes using gene therapy to correct an inherited type of blindness, investigators from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, are poised to extend their approach to other types of blinding disorders.

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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.menard@uphs.upenn.edu | (215) 200-2312June 19, 2011

New Genes for Risk and Progression of Rare Brain Disease Identified in Penn-led Study

Philadelphia — There are new genetic clues on risk factors and biological causes of a rare neurodegenerative disease called progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), according to a new study from an international genetics team led by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In the largest genetics study of the disease, three new genes associated with risk for PSP were identified and two additional genetic variants affecting risk for PSP were confirmed.

Study Discovers How Microbes Make it Past Tight Spaces Between Cells

June 17, 2011

Jeffrey Weiser and post-doctoral research Thomas Clarke of the Perelman School of Medicine are cited for their research on microbes.

Article Source: Infection Control Today

Video: 40 Years Later: “War on Drugs” Rages On

June 17, 2011

A. Thomas McLellan of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured about his views on the “war on drugs.”

Article Source: CBS News

Many Multivitamins Don’t Have Nutrients Claimed in Label

June 17, 2011

Michael Cirigliano of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on digesting too much vitamin A.

Article Source: MSNBC.com

FDA: Why Bigger Isn’t Better When It Comes to SPFs

June 15, 2011

Joseph Sobanko of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses why higher SPFs are not more effective than others.

How Gene Conversion Can Beat Malaria in Future

June 15, 2011

A Penn research team sheds light on the fight against malaria.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 17, 2011

Secrets of Patient Safety Program Unraveled in Penn Collaborative Study

PHILADELPHIA – A team of social scientists and medical and nursing researchers in the United States and the United Kingdom has pinpointed how a program, which ran in more than 100 hospital intensive care units in Michigan, dramatically reduced the rates of potentially deadly central line bloodstream infections to become one of the world’s most successful patient-safety programs.

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Media Contact:Joe Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798June 16, 2011

Penn Study Will Investigate HIV-Testing Awareness Using Videos on Los Angeles Buses

PHILADELPHIA -- A University of Pennsylvania study will determine if public transit can convey more than people going from point A to point B. Video displays on public buses in Los Angeles will be used to help determine the efficacy of an innovative soap opera-like video program designed to increase HIV testing among low-income African Americans 14 to 24 years of age.