Perelman School of Medicine

Genes Set Jews Apart, Study Finds

June 3, 2010

Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the largest study ever conducted of what it means genetically to be Jewish.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658June 1, 2010

Jumping Genes Provide Extensive “Raw Material” for Evolution, Penn Study Finds

PHILADELPHIA - Using high-throughput sequencing to map the locations of a common type of jumping gene within a person’s entire genome, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine found extensive variation in these locations among the individuals they studied, further underscoring the role of these errant genes in maintaining genetic diversity.

New Exercise Guidelines for Cancer Patients Say Regular Activity Is a Good Thing

June 3, 2010

Kathryn Schmitz of the School of Medicine says even those with life-threatening cancer should avoid complete inactivity.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Space Volunteers Taking a 520-Day Journey Into the Unknown

June 3, 2010

David Dinges of the School of Medicine is featured for his work monitoring the mental health of isolated volunteer astronauts.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Dieting for Dollars? More US Employees Trying It

June 1, 2010

Kevin Volpp of the School of Medicine and the Wharton School comments on incentivizing weight loss in the work place.

Article Source: Associated Press

The Union Between Life and Chemistry

May 31, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on the ethics of synthesized life.

 

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

UC Berkeley Offer to Test DNA of Incoming Students Sparks Debate

June 1, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses a DNA screening initiative in California.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Penn Medicine Receives $25.5 Million for Cancer Research

May 27, 2010

Penn receives a $25.5 million gift toward research at the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute.

Article Source: Philanthropy News Digest

Residents Raise a Ruckus Over Trudeau Airport Noise

May 27, 2010

Mathias Basner of the School of Medicine is cited for his research on the psychological effects of noise.

Article Source: Montreal Gazette

Surrogacy: Mitzvah or Money Maker?

May 27, 2010

Elly Teman of the School of Medicine discusses surrogacy and is cited for her book, “Birthing a Mother: The Surrogate Body and the Pregnant Self.”

Article Source: Jewish Exponent