Perelman School of Medicine

Savings Are in the Balance in Hard Choices in Health Care

July 12, 2011

Scott Halpern of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on spending for critically ill patients at the end of life.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658July 12, 2011

Penn’s Environmental Toxicology Center Part of Group to Analyze Post-Spill Seafood Safety

PHILADELPHIA — Penn's Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology (CEET), is part of a consortium that has been awarded $7.85 million from National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to determine seafood safety following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658July 11, 2011

A Change of Heart: Penn Researchers Reprogram Brain Cells to Become Heart Cells

PHILADELPHIA — For the past decade, researchers have tried to reprogram the identity of all kinds of cell types. Heart cells are one of the most sought-after cells in regenerative medicine because researchers anticipate that they may help to repair injured hearts by replacing lost tissue. Now, researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania are the first to demonstrate the direct conversion of a non-heart cell type into a heart cell by RNA transfer.

Audio: Childhood Trauma Has Far-Reaching Effects

July 11, 2011

Steven Berkowitz of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses the relationship between childhood trauma and behavioral and physical problems later in life.

Trial Puts Niacin –- and Cholesterol Dogma –- in the Line of Fire

July 7, 2011

Daniel Rader of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on HDL cholesterol.

Article Source: Nature Medicine

Eating Disorders Stalk Women Into Adulthood

July 6, 2011

David Sarwer of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on adults with eating disorders.

Article Source: MSNBC.com

Stars of David

July 6, 2011

President Amy Gutmann is featured for a New York Times profile, and Arthur Rubenstein is also mentioned for his retirement from the Perelman School of Medicine deanship.

Article Source: Jewish Exponent
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 7, 2011

Penn Researchers Show Single Drug and Soft Environment Can Increase Platelet Production

PHILADELPHIA — Humans produce billions of clot-forming platelets every day, but there are times when there aren’t enough of them, such as with certain diseases or during invasive surgery. Now, University of Pennsylvania researchers have demonstrated that a single drug can induce bone marrow cells called megakaryocytes to quadruple the number of platelets they produce.

Video: Penn Doctor’s Disabilities a Springboard to Helping Others

July 6, 2011

Margaret Stineman and Joel Streim of the Perelman School of Medicine comment on how Dr. Stineman uses her personal disabilities to help others.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Cancer and Tasmanian Devils

July 4, 2011

Peter Nowell of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for his 1976 cancer research.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer