Perelman School of Medicine

Dying at Home, Surrounded by Family

December 8, 2010

David Casarett of the School of Medicine comments on terminally ill patients and their decisions about the time they have remaining.

Article Source: CNN
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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659 December 8, 2010

Weightlifting Slashes Lymphedema Risk After Breast Cancer Treatment

(SAN ANTONIO) -- Weightlifting may play a key role in a program to prevent the painful limb-swelling condition lymphedema following breast cancer treatment, according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Smokeless Tobacco Picking Up Steam

December 8, 2010

Frank Leone of the School of Medicine says “smoke-free alternatives to cigarettes are a way for cigarette smokers to prolong…addiction to nicotine.”

Article Source: Chicago Tribune

9 Ways to Beat the Holiday Blues

December 6, 2010

Michael Thase of the School of Medicine comments on setting realistic expectations for holiday-season moods.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report

A New Face: “Am I Really?”

December 6, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses the impact of face transplants for donors and patients.

Article Source: Die Presse (Germany)
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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659 December 6, 2010

Personalized Vaccine for Lymphoma Patients Extends Disease-Free Survival by Nearly Two Years

(ORLANDO, Fla.) –A personalized vaccine is a powerful therapy to prevent recurrence among certain follicular lymphoma patients, according to the latest results of ongoing research led by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

For Matt Miller, Triathlon Climaxed a Long Road Back From a Near-Fatal Injury

December 6, 2010

School of Medicine student Matt Miller participates in a triathlon after a near-deadly experience.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658December 6, 2010

Not Only Skin Deep: Penn Study on Skin Formation Suggests Strategies to Fight Skin Cancer

PHILADELPHIA - In a study published in the journal Developmental Cell, Sarah Millar PhD, professor of Dermatology and Cell & Developmental Biology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and colleagues demonstrate that a pair of enzymes called HDACs are critical to the proper formation of mammalian skin.

Video: Neuroscience Fair at Penn

December 1, 2010

Local elementary students judge a science fair hosted by Penn Medicine.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

Penn Develops Biomarker Test for Parkinson’s

November 30, 2010

John Q. Trojanowski and Alice Chen-Plotkin of the School of Medicine comment on new developments.