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Cancer Drug Olaparib Shows Early Promise

July 12, 2010

Susan Domchek of the School of Medicine and Penn's Cancer Risk Evaluation Program discusses the success of a new breast-cancer drug.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349.5658July 2, 2010

Penn Geneticist Named 2010 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences

The Pew Charitable Trusts named Zhaolan (Joe) Zhou, PhD, assistant professor of Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, as a 2010 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. The program enables scientists to take calculated risks, expand their research and explore unanticipated leads.

Referees' Calls Biased by Direction of Play

July 8, 2010

Alexander Kranjec of the School of Medicine comments on a possible “spatial bias” in referee calls during the World Cup.

Article Source: Telegraph (U.K.)

Lunch Hour Love: Workers of the World, Grab a Bite!

July 1, 2010

David Dinges of the School of Medicine says “the brain becomes less efficient the longer it works on the same task."

Article Source: ABC News

Research: Depression and Dementia Are Linked

July 6, 2010

Steven Arnold of the School of Medicine and Penn Memory Center comments on the correlation between depression and dementia.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Audio: Can Genes and Brain Abnormalities Create Killers?

July 6, 2010

Stephen Morse of the Law School and the School of Medicine discusses neurolaw and the criminal mind.

Article Source: National Public Radio

Child Abuse Expert Hired for Philadelphia's DHS

July 2, 2010

Cindy Christian of the School of Medicine and Safe Place, the Center for Child Protection and Health, is appointed child-abuse expert at the Philadelphia Department of Human Services.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Guarding Against Medical Conflicts of Interest

June 30, 2010

Penn Medicine is cited for its strict conflict of interest policy.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Tanning-Bed Enthusiasts Say Tax Won't Deter Them

July 1, 2010

William James of the School of Medicine says tanning beds pose a risk for cancer.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Five Reasons To Be Careful About Cannabis

June 25, 2010

Marina Goldman of the School of Medicine discusses marijuana side effects.

Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine