Perelman School of Medicine

My Q and A With Sleep Expert Mathias Basner on the Science of Sleep

July 8, 2015

Mathias Basner of the Perelman School of Medicine is interviewed about sleep deprivation, the relationship between work and sleep and other topics about the science of sleep.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653July 8, 2015

Remediating Abandoned, Inner City Buildings Reduces Crime and Violence in Surrounding Areas, Penn Study Finds

Fixing up abandoned buildings in the inner city doesn’t just eliminate eyesores, it can also significantly reduce crime and violence, including gun assaults, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine report in the first study to demonstrate the direct impact of building remediation efforts on crime.

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Media Contact:Anna Duerr | anna.duerr@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369July 7, 2015

Affordable Care Act Results in Dramatic Drop in Out-of-Pocket Prices for Prescription Contraceptives, Penn Medicine Study Finds

Average out-of-pocket spending for oral contraceptive pills and the intrauterine device (IUD), the two most common forms of contraception for women, has decreased significantly since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) took effect.

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Media Contact:Anna Duerr | anna.duerr@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369July 7, 2015

Serious Adverse Events Rare in Healthy Volunteers Participating in Phase I Drug Trials, Penn Medicine Study Finds

Many people believe that phase I trials with healthy volunteers are very risky and because they pose risks with no benefits, unethical. But how risky are such trials?

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658July 2, 2015

Penn Medicine: Genetic Variation Determines Protein’s Response to Anti-diabetic Drug

In the first study of its kind, Penn researchers have shown how an anti-diabetic drug can have variable effects depending on small natural differences in DNA sequence between individuals.

Penn Diabetes Drug Study Shows Promise of Personalized Medicine

July 9, 2015

Mitchell Lazar of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about leading a research team studying anti-diabetes drugs called thiazolidinediones (TZDs).

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Study: Repaired Vacant Houses Coincide With a Drop in Crime

July 9, 2015

John McDonald of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited as a coauthor on a study about how repairing vacant houses can have an impact on reducing crime. Charles Branas of the Perelman School of Medicine also shares his research on reducing crime and helping improve health in urban areas.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Women Are Saving Money Thanks to Expanded Birth Control Coverage

July 8, 2015

Doctoral candidate Nora Becker of the Perelman School of Medicine and Wharton School is quoted about studying the money spent on birth control by American women.

Article Source: National Public Radio
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194July 8, 2015

Disrupting Cells’ ‘Powerhouses’ Can Lead to Tumor Growth, Penn Study Finds

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A study by University of Pennsylvania researchers implicates defects in mitochondria, the energy-production centers of cells, as playing a key role in the transition from normal to cancerous.

Cancer cells defy the rules by which normal cells abide. They can divide without cease, invade distant tissues and consume glucose at abnormal rates.

Bala Cynwyd Woman to Be Honored at White House

July 7, 2015

Emily Kramer-Golinkoff of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for being honored as one of nine “Champions of Change” by the White House.

Article Source: Philly.com