Perelman School of Medicine

Crystal Light & SEPTA Tokens Boost Cancer Tests

March 7, 2012

Carmen Guerra and Eliot Nierman of the Perelman School of Medicine comment on improving cancer screening.

Article Source: 6abc.com

Penn, Wistar Researchers Thwart HIV Without Antiviral Drugs

March 8, 2012

Penn and Wistar researchers are featured for their work to control HIV without antiviral drugs.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Smoking Linked to Higher Rate of Psoriasis: Study

March 2, 2012

Joel Gelfand of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his comments about smoking being linked to psoriasis.

Article Source: HealthDay

Medical Community Disturbed by China’s Organ Centers

March 6, 2012

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a report of an organ-harvesting facility in China.

Article Source: Epoch Times (Australia)

An Unsung Victory in Healthcare

March 6, 2012

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School shares his thoughts about electronic health records.

Article Source: Reuters
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658March 5, 2012

New Universal Platform for Cancer Immunotherapy Developed by Penn-led Team

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania report this month in Cancer Research a universal approach to personalized cancer therapy based on T cells. It is the first time a system for making an adaptable, engineered T-cell to attack specific tumor types has been proposed, depending on which abnormal proteins, called antigens, are expressed by individual patients’ tumor cells.

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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183March 6, 2012

Aggressive Traumatic Brain Injury Care Improves Outcomes, Reduces Long-term Costs, Penn Study Shows

Aggressive treatment for severe traumatic brain injuries costs more than routine care, yet yields significantly better outcomes, improved quality of life, and lower long term care costs, according to a new study by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. For example, in 20 year old traumatic brain injury survivor, aggressive care leads to significantly improved outcomes and costs nearly $100,000 less compared to routine care.

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Media Contact:Kelly Stratton | skell@vet.upenn.edu | 215-898-1475March 6, 2012

Mayo Clinic, Penn and Partners to Explore New Ways to Predict and Control Seizures

PHILADELPHIA Mayo Clinic and partners from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Pharmacy, the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and NeuroVista Corporation have been awarded $7.5 million grant (U01) from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a division of the National Institutes of Health

Healthy Labels, Not Stealthy Labels

March 5, 2012

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School contributes his opinion about the need for standardized labels on the front of packaged foods.

Article Source: New York Times

Things to Fear and Loathe

March 3, 2012

Aaron Beck of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for studying levels of displacement in phobias.

Article Source: New York Times