Perelman School of Medicine

Late-night Snacking Reduces Alertness in the Sleep-deprived, Penn Study Finds

June 10, 2015

Postdoctoral fellow Andrea Spaeth and David Dinges of the Perelman School of Medicine are highlighted for researching the effects of after-hours eating.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 12, 2015

Penn: Mom’s Stress Alters Babies’ Gut and Brain through Vaginal Microbiome

Stress during the first trimester of pregnancy alters the population of microbes living in a mother’s vagina. Those changes are passed on to newborns during birth and are associated with differences in their gut microbiome as well as their brain development, according to a new study by University of Pennsylvania researchers.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | katie.delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964June 11, 2015

Penn Medicine Study Shows First Signs that Drug Used to Treat ADHD May Improve Cognitive Difficulties for Menopausal Women

According to a new study, women experiencing difficulty with time management, attention, organization, memory, and problem solving – often referred to as executive functions – related to menopause may find improvement with a drug already being used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | katie.delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964June 11, 2015

Penn Study Shows Nearly 10 Percent of Women Live Too Far from Access to Gynecologic Cancer Care

More than one-third of counties in the Unites States are located more than 50 miles from the nearest gynecologic oncologist, making access to specialty care for ovarian and other gynecologic cancers difficult for nearly 15 million women.

Scholar’s Ordeal in El Salvador Recounted in Video

June 11, 2015

Philippe Bourgois of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for his experience in a military crackdown while he was conducting fieldwork in El Salvador.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

The Pentagon’s Gamble on Brain Implants, Bionic Limbs and Combat Exoskeletons

June 10, 2015

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences comments on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Article Source: Nature
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422June 15, 2015

Penn Joins edX Partnership, Expands Free Online Classes

The University of Pennsylvania today announced a partnership with leading nonprofit online learning platform edX, expanding the University’s open learning course offerings to reach millions of additional learners worldwide.

Study: Organ Donation Rates Vary Greatly Throughout U.S.

June 9, 2015

David Goldberg of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about participating in a collaborative study that revealed that organ donation rates vary throughout the United States.

Article Source: PhillyVoice.com

Why You’ll Soon Be Tracking Your Reproductive Health With an App

June 9, 2015

Nathaniel DeNicola of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Trackers help solve a simple problem, which is that a woman’s cycle can be unpredictable and difficult to recount from memory.”

Article Source: Mashable.com

New Cholesterol-lowering Drugs Hold Promise, at a Projected Price Tag

June 8, 2015

Daniel Rader of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the price and effectiveness of new cholesterol-lowering drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors.

Article Source: USA Today