Perelman School of Medicine

Penn Scientists Identify Possible Key to Gauging Extent of Concussion

November 27, 2014

Bob Siman of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses a protein, SNTF, which might be able to predict the severity of

Penn Researchers Identify ‘Nudge’ to Increase Generic Prescribing

November 26, 2014

Mitesh Patel of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on boosting the frequency of physicians prescribing generic br

Audio: How Old Is Too Old? Two Ethicists Debate Quality of Life as We Age

November 26, 2014

Jason Karlawish of the Perelman School of Medicine and Ezekiel Emanuel

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658December 1, 2014

Penn Study Points to New Therapeutic Strategy in Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects at least one in four Americans who are older than 60 and can significantly shorten lifespan. Yet the few available drugs for CKD can only modestly delay the disease’s progress towards kidney failure.

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Media Contact:Greg Richter | gregory.richter@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-614-1937November 26, 2014

Penn Medicine Team Develops Cognitive Test Battery to Assess the Impact of Long Duration Spaceflights on Astronauts’ Brain Function

Space is one of the most demanding and unforgiving environments. Human exploration of space requires astronauts to maintain consistently high levels of cognitive performance to ensure mission safety and success, and prevent potential errors and accidents.

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | Leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660November 25, 2014

Penn Researchers Identify Protein Elevated in Blood That Predicts Post-Concussion Symptom Severity in Professional Athletes

New Penn Medicine research has found that elevated levels in the blood of the brain-enriched protein calpain-cleaved αII-spe

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658November 20, 2014

Penn Researchers Unwind the Mysteries of the Cellular Clock

Human existence is basically circadian. Most of us wake in the morning, sleep in the evening, and eat in between. Body temperature, metabolism, and hormone levels all fluctuate throughout the day, and it is increasingly clear that disruption of those cycles can lead to metabolic disease.

Defying Odds on Brain Cancer, and Inspiring Students

November 30, 2014

María Martí

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Less Painful Mammograms? New Device May Safely Minimize the Hurt

November 25, 2014

Emily Conant of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about a new device used to minimize painful mammograms.

Article Source: Today.com

An Atlas of Genetic Time

November 21, 2014

John Hogenesch of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for creating an atlas of gene expression in humans and mi

Article Source: New Yorker