Perelman School of Medicine

The Case for a Carlos Beltran Switch

November 11, 2010

Brian Sennett of the School of Medicine comments on athletes with osteoarthritis.

Article Source: ESPN.com
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658November 12, 2010

Penn-Led International Study Finds No Difference in Nonsuicide Mortality Between Two Anti-Psychotic Drugs

     PHILADELPHIA - The potential for harmful side effects associated with anti-psychotic medications for treating schizophrenia is a frustration for mental-health professionals who must balance this with the positive benefits of drugs. For example, the issue of the antipsychotic drug ziprasidone lengthening the QTc interval, a possible indicator of life-threatening heart arrhythmias, has demanded much attention among clinicians since the drug was introduced in 2001.

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Media Contact:Kim Menard | kim.menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183 November 10, 2010

By Focusing on Reducing Disease Risk, “Desktop Medicine” will Transform the Practice of Medicine

Gone are the days when a doctor’s only way of helping patients is by treating the disease after symptoms have started. Instead, a new approach to medicine, called “Desktop Medicine” is emerging, in which the emphasis shifts from diagnosing diseases and treating symptoms to identifying risk-factors for medical conditions such as hypertension and osteoporosis, and intervening before they develop. The commentary appears in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Video: You Are What Your Friends Eat; Study Finds Obesity Is Contagious

November 8, 2010

David Sarwer of the School of Medicine comments on the effect overweight people might have on their friends’ eating habits.

Article Source: KYW-TV (Philadelphia)

Advaxis Enters into Collaboration With the University of British Columbia

November 8, 2010

Yvonne Paterson of the School of Medicine is cited for the development of Advaxis’ technology.

Article Source: MarketWatch

Health Buzz: Skin Cells Created From Blood Cells

November 8, 2010

Peter Synder of the School of Medicine says, “There are people who are looking for the Fountain of Youth.”

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report

Local Groups Call for Moratorium on Taser Use

November 7, 2010

Michael Riley of the School of Medicine comments on connection between Taser use and deaths.

Article Source: WHYY (Philadelphia)

A Felon, Fit to Practice? Disgraced Doctor Gets a Second Chance

November 7, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine says that physicians who have felony convictions should not be allowed to practice medicine.

Article Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 7, 2010

Penn Scientists Identify New Role for Protein Molecule That Inhibits Response of Immune-System Cells

           PHILADELPHIA -– Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have identified a new role for a protein molecule that inhibits the response of immune-system cells to inflammatory signals associated with many human diseases.           

Was Die Ethik Verlangt und die Medizin Darf

November 2, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on the risks involved in face transplants.

Article Source: derstandard.at