Perelman School of Medicine

Scientists Discover Why Bones Grow on Injured Muscles

July 21, 2011

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine are cited for studying the causes of abnormal bone growth on injured muscles.

Article Source: Myfoxphilly.com

Attack on ‘Telemedicine’ Is Really About Squashing Women’s Rights

July 20, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine contributes his views on an attempt to restrict abortion.

Article Source: MSNBC.com

Fear of Alzheimer’s High, but Denial Less, Survey Shows

July 19, 2011

Jason Karlawish of the Perelman School of Medicine says, "People understand that the value of a physician visit is not simply to write prescriptions for memory pills but to help a patient and family make sense of memory loss and, as a result, relieve their suffering.”

Article Source: USA Today

UnhappenIt Bridges the Apology Gap Between Business and Customers

July 19, 2011

A Knowledge@Wharton article written by Maurice Schweitzer of the Wharton School is cited, and Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted.

Article Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-459-0544July 19, 2011

Penn Study Finds a Genetic Basis for Muscle Endurance in Animal Study

Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have identified a gene for endurance, or more precisely, a negative regulator of it. Not having the gene relates to greater endurance in the knockout mice that were studied. The investigators also showed that the gene is linked to Olympic-level athletes in endurance sports such as swimming compared to athletes in sprint sports such as the 100-meter dash. The study appears online this week in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183July 19, 2011

Penn Study: A Single Traumatic Brain Injury May Prompt Long-Term Neurodegeneration

Years after a single traumatic brain injury (TBI), survivors still show changes in their brains. In a new study, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania suggest that Alzheimer's disease-like neurodegeneration may be initiated or accelerated following a single traumatic brain injury, even in young adults.

New Global Model of Alzheimer’s Risk Suggests a 25 Percent Reduction in Presumed Risk Factors Could Lower Alzheimer’s Cases by 3 Million Worldwide

July 19, 2011

Susanne Steinberg of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for her research on Alzheimer’s risk factors.

Stem Cell Clinics Ripping Off Patients, Bully Scientists

July 18, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine contributes his views on scientists being bullied by stem cell clinics.

Article Source: MSNBC.com

Rejected Blood Donor Wants to Sue Over Faulty ‘Gaydar’

July 18, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “I think the policy about homosexuality [and blood donations] is not grounded in science but remains grounded in bias.”

Article Source: ABC News

Kids Safer With Grandparents Behind the Wheel

July 18, 2011

Fred Henretig of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about children being safer while driven by grandparents.

Article Source: CNN