Perelman School of Medicine

The Changing Face of Men: The Slippery Slope of Cosmetic Surgery?

June 2, 2011

David Sarwer of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Men are figuring out what women have long known – that appearance really does matter.”

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369June 2, 2011

Combination Therapy Shows Promise for Rare, Deadly Cancer Caused by Asbestos, Penn Study Shows

Pleural mesothelioma patients who undergo lung-sparing surgery in combination with photodynamic therapy (PDT) show superior overall survival than patient treated using the conventional therapy of extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) (or en bloc removal of the lung and surrounding tissue) with PDT, indicates new research from the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The research is published in the June 2011 issue of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

DIY ‘Biopunks’ Want Science in Hands of People

June 1, 2011

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and School of Arts and Sciences comments on the spirit and direction of biopunks.

Article Source: USA Today

Thyroid Drug Shortage Presents Tough Choices for Cancer Patients

May 27, 2011

Susan Mandel of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the thyroid drug shortage.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 27, 2011

Penn Researchers Help Nanoscale Engineers Choose Self-Assembling Proteins

PHILADELPHIA — Engineering structures on the smallest possible scales — using molecules and individual atoms as building blocks — is both physically and conceptually challenging. An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has now developed a method of computationally selecting the best of these blocks, drawing inspiration from the similar behavior of proteins in making biological structures.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460
Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 202-415-9881May 27, 2011

Penn Announces Partnership With Chinese Academy of Sciences for Center of Excellence in Brain Mapping

BEIJING, CHINA –- In a ceremony today, the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) announced a collaboration agreement with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) to develop a joint Center of Excellence in Brain Mapping for the purpose of collaborative research and education in neuroimaging.

Bypass Mortality Rates in Pa. Dropped in 2009

May 19, 2011

Andrew Epstein of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the downward trend in mortality rates.

Gym, Check. Diet, Check. Face, Lift.

May 24, 2011

David Sarwer of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on men and cosmetic surgery.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Dentists Hesitate to Treat Kids on Medicaid, Study Says

May 23, 2011

Karin Rhodes of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for her research about children on Medicaid being more likely to be denied emergency dental care than those with private insurance.

Article Source: FOXNews.com

Couple Sets Generosity Record, Donating $225 Million

May 17, 2011

The Raymond and Ruth Perelman gift to the School of Medicine is featured.

Article Source: Epoch Times (China)