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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658March 25, 2010

New Tissue-Hugging Implant Maps Heart Electrical Activity in Unprecedented Detail

PHILADELPHIA – A team of cardiologists, materials scientists, and bioengineers have created and tested a new type of implantable device for measuring the heart’s electrical output that they say is a vast improvement over current devices. The new device represents the first use of flexible silicon technology for a medical application.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422March 24, 2010

Sayre Health Center in West Philadelphia to Be Named In Honor of Late Penn Physician Bernett L. Johnson Jr.


PHILADELPHIA –- Sayre Health Center is a full-service, primary care health facility at the rear of Sayre High School, 59th and Walnut streets, that has been serving the needs of residents of West Philadelphia since the fall of 2007. On Tuesday, March 30, the health center will become the Dr. Bernett L. Johnson Jr. Sayre Health Center in ceremonies designed to honor the vision and legacy of the man behind its founding.

With Them All the Way

March 11, 2010
School of Medicine student Naomi Rosenberg’s Haiti medical outreach efforts are featured.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Sick Ships: Cruises See Rise in Norovirus Cases

March 10, 2010
Neil Fishman of the School of Medicine discusses viral outbreaks on cruise ships.
Article Source: MSNBC

Who Is Missing Out on Their Sleep?

March 10, 2010
Allan Pack of the School of Medicine says sleeping patterns are often determined by genetics.
Article Source: BBC

Fat City Needs a Soda Tax

March 9, 2010
Jane Shin Jue of the School of Medicine authors an op-ed on a proposed soda tax in Philadelphia.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Polar Bear Fossil Traces Origin to Brown Bear

March 4, 2010
Stephan Schuster of the School of Medicine discusses the migratory patterns of polar bears.
Article Source: Voice of America

Are 'Sex Addicts' Victims of Addiction?

March 1, 2010
Robert Kurzban of the School of Arts and Sciences and Charles O'Brien of the School of Medicine discuss sex addiction.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Low-Fat Diets Beat Low-Carb Regimen Long Term

March 1, 2010
Marion Vetter of the School of Medicine is cited for dieting research.
Article Source: HealthDay News

Lawsuit Urges Payment for Bone Marrow Donors

February 25, 2010
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on payments awarded to bone-marrow donors.
Article Source: USA Today