Perelman School of Medicine

Bioethicist: Parents Shouldn’t Have to Sue Over ‘Wrongful Birth’ of Child With Down Syndrome

March 9, 2012

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine contributes his thoughts about a ‘wrongful birth’ case.

Article Source: NBC News Health

Nursing Professionals Work to Revamp Traditional Images

March 13, 2012

Victoria Rich of the Perelman School of Medicine and Matthew McHugh of the School of Nursing discuss the perception of nursing professionals.

Article Source: Newsworks
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658March 13, 2012

Potential Alzheimer's Drug Slows Damage and Symptoms in Animal Model, According to Penn Study

A study published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience shows that the compound epothilone D (EpoD) is effective in preventing further neurological damage and improving cognitive performance in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The results establish how the drug might be used in early-stage AD patients.

Video: Health: Popular Cosmetic Surgery Is Getting an Overhaul

March 9, 2012

Oren Friedman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the popularity of rhinoplasty.

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Aggressive Care Best for Brain Trauma

March 9, 2012

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine are featured for a study about traumatic brain injuries.

Article Source: HealthDay
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | | 215-898-9194March 12, 2012

Penn Researchers Find Epstein Barr-like Virus Infects and May Cause Cancer in Dogs

PHILADELPHIA -- More than 90 percent of humans have antibodies to the Epstein Barr virus.  Best known for causing mononucleosis, or “the kissing disease,” the virus has also been implicated in more serious conditions, including Hodgkin’s, non-Hodgkin’s and Burkitt’s lymphomas.  Yet little is known about exactly how EBV triggers these diseases.

Penn to Study How to Make Military More Resistant to Stress

March 7, 2012

Seema Bhatnagar of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on leading a study about how toenhance stress resilience in military personnel.

Study Suggests Breakthrough in Organ Transplants

March 8, 2012

Abraham Shaked of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a study about organ transplants.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Crystal Light & SEPTA Tokens Boost Cancer Tests

March 7, 2012

Carmen Guerra and Eliot Nierman of the Perelman School of Medicine comment on improving cancer screening.

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Penn, Wistar Researchers Thwart HIV Without Antiviral Drugs

March 8, 2012

Penn and Wistar researchers are featured for their work to control HIV without antiviral drugs.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer