Perelman School of Medicine

The Philly Foods Nutritionists Crave

August 10, 2010

Andrea Spivack of the School of Medicine and the Stunkard Weight Management Program provides healthy-eating guidelines.

Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine

Spinal Fluid Test a New Tool for Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease

August 10, 2010

John Trojanowski of the School of Medicine says a new Alzherimer’s diagnosis process “will be a useful tool to scientists working to develop treatments that slow the progress of the disease.”

Article Source: “PBS NewsHour”

Alzheimer Test Developed Largely at Penn Proves Effective

August 11, 2010

John Trojanowski of the School of Medicine is featured for his work on an Alzheimer’s diagnosis tool.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Spinal-Fluid Test Is Found to Predict Alzheimer’s

August 9, 2010

John Trojanowski of the School of Medicine debates the psychological ramifications of early-diagnosis screenings.

Article Source: New York Times

The Unreal World: Patient From Death Row Complicates ER

August 9, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine analyzes ethics questions raised by television medical dramas.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Senate Should Focus on Real Threats to Life

August 5, 2010

Laurence Gavin of the School of Medicine discusses teenage-driver regulations.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

In Push to Detect Early Alzheimer’s Markers, Hopes for Prevention

August 4, 2010

Jason Karlawish of the School of Medicine says a rush to test new pharmaceuticals can have a negative impact.

Article Source: New York Times

Genes Hold the Key to Our Heart

August 5, 2010

Daniel Rader of the School of Medicine discusses a breakthrough cardiac gene discovery.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Scientists Trumpet Discovery of Cholesterol Genes, but Hold the Champagne

August 6, 2010

Daniel Rader of the School of Medicine says a genome scan revealing cholesterol genes is “a goldmine of new discovery.”

Article Source: National Public Radio
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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | | 215-349-8369August 4, 2010

Gene for Cholesterol and Cardiovascular Disease Identified through Genome Scan

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, the Broad Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc., are some of the first to prove that a gene linked to a disease trait by genome wide association studies (GWAS) can be clinically relevant and an important determinant of disease risk.

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