Perelman School of Medicine

Government OKs Controversial Research Into Artificial Life Forms

December 16, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine asks, “Is it ethical to create new life forms? What are the religious concerns?”

Article Source: Fox News

Learning From Elizabeth Edwards

December 14, 2010

David Casarett of the School of Medicine shares his views on how more people should choose to live their last days the way they desire.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Scientists to Test Marking Human Embryos With Bar Codes to Prevent IVF Mix-Ups

December 14, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine says, “When you’re talking about mismatch, those kinds of errors are psychologically and emotionally devastating.”

Article Source: news.com.au (Australia)
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Media Contact:Olivia Fermano | olivia.fermano@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653 December 14, 2010

Penn Medicine Establishes Hand Transplant Program

PHILADELPHIA - The Penn Transplant Institute, the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) have collaborated to form the Penn Hand Transplant Program.

Toasting the Holidays? Pacing Cocktails May Save Your Heart

December 10, 2010

Nehal Mehta of the School of Medicine contends moderate consumption of alcohol motivates the liver to produce good cholesterol.

Article Source: MSNBC.com

NIH Proposes New Center to Accelerate Drug Development

December 8, 2010

Dean Arthur Rubenstein of the School of Medicine says, “Basic science has exploded but it has not translated into benefit for the public.”

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

How Weight Training Helps Cancer Treatment

December 8, 2010

Kathryn Schmitz of the School of Medicine comments on a study that illustrates how weightlifting can help prevent limb swelling after breast-cancer treatment.

Article Source: Chicago Tribune

Doctor’s Diagnosis Drew Laughs, but It Saved Woman’s Life

December 6, 2010

Josep Dalmau of the School of Medicine is cited for a study that helped identify a rare medical condition.

Article Source: Washington Post

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.