Perelman School of Medicine

Healthcare Innovation More Than Smart Phone Apps

August 25, 2015


David Asch of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School and co-author Roy Rosin of Penn Medicine are highlighted for their article “Innovation as Discipline, Not Fad.”

Article Source: Health IT Outcomes

Leukemia Immune Therapy Works Long-term in Patients, Study Finds

September 2, 2015


Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Article Source: NBC News

Acupuncture Beats Drugs for Hot Flashes, Study Finds

August 25, 2015


Jun Mao of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the effects of acupuncture on coping with hot flashes.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | | 215-898-9194September 3, 2015

Penn Study Identifies Viral Product That Promotes Immune Defense Against RSV

Research led by the University of Pennsylvania’s Carolina López found a viral product that promotes a strong immune response against respiratory syncytial virus, a threat to infants and the elderly.

Almost all human beings are exposed to the respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, before their second birthdays. For most, the symptoms mimic those of the common cold: runny nose, coughing, sneezing, fever.

Stroke Prevention Starts Now

August 18, 2015


Brett Cucchiara of the Perelman School of Medicine recommends a Mediterranean-like diet to help prevent strokes.

Article Source: Self

The Science of … Aging (AKA Why My Body’s Breaking Down)

July 28, 2015


Bradley Johnson of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts on aging.

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F.D.A. Approves Repatha, a Second Drug for Cholesterol in a Potent New Class

August 27, 2015


Daniel Rader of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about lowering levels of LDL.

Article Source: New York Times

Philly420: Penn Doctor’s Convincing Case for Medical Marijuana

August 27, 2015


David Casarett of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for his new book, Stoned: A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana.

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The Terrible Teens

August 31, 2015


Frances Jensen of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted for researching the teenage brain and co-authoring The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults.

Article Source: New Yorker

Fighting With Your Spouse? You Could Set Off the Hunger Hormone

August 24, 2015


Jacqueline Hudak of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “I think it’s wonderful that we are getting more data points showing that there are physical changes that can happen in people as a result of fighting with their partners or family members.”

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