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Lousy Care in Prison Threatens to Undermine Recent Wins Against AIDS

December 1, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine explains why society should care about prisoners with AIDS.

Article Source: MSNBC

Audio: Overeating, Like Drug Use, Rewards And Alters Brain

December 1, 2010

Teresa Reyes of the School of Medicine shows that food can change the brain through a Penn research experiment with mice.

Article Source: National Public Radio

US Firm Admits Crimes in Human Bone-Cement Trial

November 30, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on off-label use of products.

Article Source: Associated Press

Is It Just Us, or Are Kids Getting Really Stupid?

November 26, 2010

Anjan Chatterjee of the School of Medicine and Elliot Weinbaum, Yasmin Kafai, Sharon Ravitch and Janine Remillard of the Graduate School of Education weigh in on the intellect of the younger generation.

Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine

The Downside of High-Deductible

November 29, 2010

Jeffrey T. Kullgren of the School of Medicine and the Wharton School is cited for his study on income levels and the effects on high-deductible health plans.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

For a Thin Employee, a Fat Bonus

November 30, 2010

Kevin Volpp of the School of Medicine comments on the long-term advantages of breaking unhealthy habits by offering incentives.

Article Source: Washington Post

The Unreal World: ‘Private Practice’

November 29, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on the reaction from women and the community toward rape crimes.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

UPenn Doctor: Medicine Moving From Bedside to “Desktop”

November 26, 2010

Jason Karlawish of the School of Medicine describes “desktop medicine.”

Article Source: KYW-TV (Philadelphia)

Penn Scientist’s Vaccine Shows Promise Against Early Form of Breast Cancer

November 25, 2010

Brian J. Czerniecki and Gary K. Koski of the School of Medicine are featured for their experimental vaccine to treat early-stage breast cancer.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Kim Menard | kim.menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183 November 29, 2010

First Blood Test to Determine Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson’s Disease Developed at Penn

PHILADELPHIA –Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine’s Udall Center for Parkinson's Research have developed the first blood-based biomarker test to predict cognitive decline in Parkinson’s disease (PD). If results can be replicated and standardized in other Parkinson patients, by other investigators, the test could be a useful tool to use in selecting patients for the development of new drugs that can slow or prevent this complication of the disease.