Perelman School of Medicine

The Cost of Lost Shut-Eye

September 30, 2010

Siobhan Banks of the School of Medicine discusses the effects of sleep deprivation.

Article Source: Men’s Health

Scientist as Subject

October 1, 2010

James Hoxie, Robert Doms and Carl June of the School of Medicine are cited for their AIDS research.

Article Source: The Scientist

Study: Computerized Order Entry System Has Unintended Consequences

September 27, 2010

Brian Strom and other researchers at the School of Medicine are cited for their study involving a computerized physician order-entry system.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Accident Led to Cancer Treatment for 'Philadelphia Chromosome'

September 29, 2010

Peter Nowell of the School of Medicine is featured discussing his co-discovery of the Philadelphia chromosome.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

How a West Philadelphia Family Overcame Child Obesity

September 27, 2010

Shiriki Kumanyika of the School of Medicine says “high-calorie foods and beverages are heavily advertised, and healthier options are harder to find in many African-American and low-income communities.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

'Off-Grid' Cellphone Towers Could Save Lives

September 22, 2010

Harvey Rubin of the School of Medicine and the Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response authors a piece on cell-phone coverage.

Article Source: NewScientist

Experimental Heart-Valve Surgery Bringing Hope to Many

September 23, 2010

Howard Herrmann and Joseph Bavaria of the School of Medicine lead a study involving state-of-the-art heart valves.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 21, 2010

Penn Researchers Tap Into Cell Power to Create Building “Skins” That Adapt to Heat/Light of Environment

PHILADELPHIA –- Engineers, design architects and cell biologists from the University of Pennsylvania will use a National Science Foundation grant to utilize the flexibility and sensitivity of human cells as the models for next-generation building “skins” that will adapt to changes in the environment and increase building energy efficiency.

The Pill at 50: Maybe Not the Best Birth Control for 2010

September 20, 2010

Alex Friedman of the School of Medicine authors a piece on birth-control effectiveness.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Does 'Super' Salmon Pass the Sniff Test?

September 20, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine authors an op-ed on the ethics of genetically engineered foods.

Article Source: MSNBC.com