Perelman School of Medicine

Philadelphia Researchers to Create Brain Prosthesis to Restore Memory Loss

July 10, 2014

Michael J. Kahana of the School of Arts & Sciences and Gordon Baltuch of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about developing a device to help restore memory to those affected by traumatic brain injuries.

Let’s Improve Care Website

July 8, 2014

Charlene Wong, Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine and David Asch of Medicine and the Wharton School contribute their thoughts on improving healthcare.gov.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964July 10, 2014

New Penn Study Shows Drinking Alcohol, Even Light-to-Moderate Amounts, Provides No Heart Health Benefit

Reducing the amount of alcoholic beverages consumed, even for light-to-moderate drinkers, may improve cardiovascular health, including a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, lower body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure, according to a new multi-center study published in The BMJ and co-led by the

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964July 9, 2014

Penn Study Finds Living Kidney Donation Does Not Increase Risk of Death or Heart Disease for Older Adult Donors

Previous studies linking older age with kidney and heart disease have raised concerns about the safety of living kidney donation among older adults.

Battle Breaks Out Over Europe’s Billion-dollar Brain Project

July 9, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences discusses the European Union’s Human Brain Project.

Article Source: Vice News

FDA Designates Novartis-Penn Leukemia Treatment as ‘Breakthrough Therapy’

July 9, 2014

David Porter of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses working with Novartis on a new way to treat leukemia.

Study: Blood Test Might Help Identify Alzheimer’s Earlier

July 8, 2014

Jason Karlawish of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about questions that arise about the stigma that accompanies Alzheimer’s testing.

Article Source: Washington Post

The Moral Vision of the Reformicons

July 7, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences contributes his thoughts on “reformicons.”

Article Source: Democracy Journal

Who Owns the Social Network?

July 1, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences writes about social network analysis.

Article Source: Psychology Today

Study: Small Percentage of Hepatitis C Patients Got Through Past Treatments

July 8, 2014

Baligh Yehia of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on studying hepatitis C treatment in the U.S.