Perelman School of Medicine

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | | 215-349-5660November 3, 2015

Brain's Hippocampus Is Essential Structure for All Aspects of Recognition Memory, Penn Medicine Researchers Find

The hippocampus, a brain structure known to play a role in memory and spatial navigation, is essential to one’s ability to recognize previously encountered events, objects, or people – a phenomenon known as recognition memory – according to new research from the departments of Neurosurgery and Psychology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the Unive

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Media Contact:Greg Richter | | 215-614-1937November 4, 2015

Penn Study Shows Evidence-based Practice Model Can Help Hospitals Crunch Data to Deliver Best Care

Amid continued pressures to minimize errors and cut costs, hospitals are continuing to scramble to find solutions to problems plaguing health systems nationwide. 

Hippocampus Essential for Recognition Memory, Study Shows

November 4, 2015

Maxwell Merkow of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on his study that addresses the issue of where in the brain recognition takes place.

Article Source: Medical News Today

Scientists Create Functional Tissue Implant With Intricate Blood Vessel Network

November 4, 2015

The Perelman School of Medicine’s Pavan Atluri’s research on growing replacement tissues and organs for transplantation is highlighted.

Why Drug Prices Spike and What Patients Can Do About It

November 4, 2015

Joshua M. Liao of the Perelman School of Medicine and Mark V. Pauly of the Wharton School authored an article about how to handle large fluctuations in the price of prescription medicine.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

‘Smart Drugs’ Are Here – Should College Students Be Allowed to Use Them?

November 3, 2015

Anjan Chatterjee of the Perelman School of Medicine argues in favor of college students being allowed to use “smart drugs.”

Article Source: Washington Post

Marriage May Bolster Recovery From Surgery

November 2, 2015

Mark Neuman of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “It’s important to look at patients in their environment, including their social supports, in developing interventions that could potentially improve outcomes.”

Article Source: New York Times

A Weighty Anomaly

November 1, 2015

Mitchell Lazar of the Perelman School of Medicine explains the obesity paradox.

Article Source: The Scientist

Your Spouse Could Make You More Likely to Survive Heart Surgery

November 1, 2015

Mark Neuman and Rachel Werner of the Perelman School of Medicine are highlighted for studying how martial status is linked to better functional outcomes following cardiac surgery.

Article Source: Reuters Health

Humanizing Her Project on Dog Diabetes

November 1, 2015

Graduate student Emily Shields of the Perelman School of Medicine and Rebecka Hess of the School of Veterinary Medicine are quoted about researching canine diabetes.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer