Perelman School of Medicine

In Philadelphia Area, These 5 African-American Scientists Have Found a High Trajectory

February 11, 2011

Larry Gladney of the School of Arts and Sciences and James Cornish of the School of Medicine are featured for their research.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Video: Diet Soda: Fewer Calories, Greater Stroke Risk?

February 9, 2011

Nehal Mehta of the School of Medicine critiques a study linking diet soda to heightened stroke risk.

Article Source: ABC News

Temple, Penn Researchers Get Muscular Dystrophy Association Grants

February 7, 2011

Jon Lindstrom of the School of Medicine is awarded a three-year, $45,000 grant to cultivate a therapy for an autoimmune disease.

Don’t Let Anyone Stop Talk About End-of-Life Wishes

February 7, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine shares his perspective on being upfront with one’s physicians about dying.

Article Source: MSNBC

Video: Is Football Too Dangerous?

February 5, 2011

Doug Smith of the School of Medicine comments on the dangers of returning to the football field after a concussion.

Anna Meadows, Champion of Cancer Survival, Honored by Children’s Hospital

February 7, 2011

Giulio D’Angio of the School of Medicine comments on the achievements of Anna Meadows.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Concusssion Test Moves Toward the Playing Field

February 3, 2011

The King-Devick test is featured for being tested on Penn athletes.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658February 4, 2011

Immune Cells Protect Body from Invaders, According to Penn Researchers

PHILADELPHIA - So-called barrier sites -- the skin, gut, lung – limit the inner body’s exposure to allergens, pollutants, viruses, bacteria, and parasites. Understanding how the immune system works in these external surfaces has implications for understanding such inflammatory diseases as asthma, psoriasis, IBD, and food allergies, all of which occur at the body’s barriers.

Video: Big Break Reported in Fighting Melanoma

January 31, 2011

Ravi Amaravadi of the School of Medicine comments on new drugs to help fight skin cancer.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.menard@uphs.upenn.edu | (215) 662-6183February 2, 2011

Sideline Test Accurately Detects Athletes’ Concussions in Minutes, Penn Study Shows

PHILADELPHIA – A simple test performed at the sideline of sporting events can accurately detect concussions in athletes, according to study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Current sideline tests can leave a wide amount a brain function untested following concussion. Penn researchers showed that this method adds to current methods and accurately and reliably identified athletes with head trauma. The study appears online now in Neurology.