Perelman School of Medicine

Bioprogressive America

June 9, 2011

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences shares his views on biopolitics and bioprogressivism.

Article Source: Democracy
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658June 8, 2011

"Wrong"-Time Eating Reduces Fertility in Fruit Flies

Dieticians will tell you it isn't healthy to eat late at night: it's a recipe for weight gain. In fruit flies, at least, there's another consequence: reduced fertility.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 7, 2011

Penn’s Field Center to Unveil New Child-Welfare Technology at “One Child, Many Hands” Conference

PHILADELPHIA — The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania is unveiling a prototype for its Information Portability Project during its fourth biennial “One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare,” Wednesday, June 8-10, at Penn’s Wharton School.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 7, 2011

Penn Offering Postdoctoral Fellowships to Promote Academic Diversity

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for its Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

Abington Memorial Hospital Introduces Parents of Sextuplets to the Public

June 7, 2011

Samantha Pfeifer of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on fertility treatments such as in-vitro fertilization.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369June 6, 2011

Penn Study Shows Size, Strength of Heart's Right Side Varies Between Age, Genders, Racial/Ethnic Groups

Researchers at the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have shown that the size and pumping ability of the right side of the heart differs by age, gender and racial/ethnic groups.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 6, 2011

Penn Researchers Develop Biological Circuit Components, New Microscope Technique for Measuring Them

PHILADELPHIA — Electrical engineers have long been toying with the idea of designing biological molecules that can be directly integrated into electronic circuits. University of Pennsylvania researchers have developed a way to form these structures so they can operate in open-air environments, and, more important, have developed a new microscope technique that can measure the electrical properties of these and similar devices.

How Advances Will Alter the Medical Landscape

June 6, 2011

William Hanson of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses how the medical profession has changed due to medical advances.

Article Source: Boston Globe

Drugs Show Promise Slowing Advanced Melanoma

June 5, 2011

Lynn Schuchter of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on two new drugs shown to prolong the lives of people with advanced melanoma.

Article Source: New York Times

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