Perelman School of Medicine

New Breed of Specialist Steps In for Family Doctor

May 26, 2010

P.J. Brennan and Subha Airan-Javia of the School of Medicine discuss the role of the hospitalist.

Article Source: New York Times

Putting an Old-School Joules on an Electric Enfield

May 12, 2010

James Loughead of the School of Medicine is profiled for his work on the side as a motorcycle engineer.

Article Source: Wired
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Penn Researchers Add Genetic Data to Archaeology and Linguistics to Get Picture of African Population History

PHILADELPHIA –- Genetic researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have combined data from existing archaeological and linguistic studies of Africa with human genetic data to shed light on the demographic history of the continent from which all human activity emerged.

The study reveals not just a clearer picture of the continent’s history but also the importance of having independent lines of evidence in the interpretation of genetic and genomic data in the reconstruction of population histories.

Sports Genes

May 17, 2010

Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for her genetics work in Africa.

Article Source: Sports Illustrated

Targeting Brain Circuits for Addiction, Relapse

May 25, 2010

Charles O'Brien of the School of Medicine discusses narcotic-addiction treatments.

Article Source: Associated Press

Craig Venter on Synthetic Life

May 25, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses the ethical dilemmas involved in creating synthetic life.

Uninsured More Likely to Die in ICU

May 24, 2010

School of Medicine researchers are cited for studying how insurance coverage affects patient mortality.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Synthetic Genes ‘Boot Up’ Cell

May 21, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on Craig Venter’s creation of synthetic life.

Criação de Célula Sintética Abre Debate Sobre Biossegurança, Ética e Religião

May 22, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses Craig Venter’s findings.

Article Source: O Globo (Brazil)

First Lab-Created Organism Raises Ethical Questions

May 21, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses ethical issues surrounding new genetic engineering discoveries.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer