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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658September 25, 2014

Penn Researchers Explain How Ends of Chromosomes Are Maintained for Cancer Cell Immortality

Maintaining the ends of chromosomes, called telomeres, is a requisite feature of cells that are able to continuously divide and also a hallmark of human cancer.

What Is Frontotemporal Dementia, and Is It Inheritable?

September 29, 2014

Murray Grossman of the Perelman School of Medicine explains frontotemporal dementia.

Article Source: Boston Globe

Health: Vitamin D Shows Promise for Local Patients Battling One of the Deadliest Cancers

September 26, 2014

Peter O’Dwyer of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about testing vitamin D injections in addition to aggressive che

Article Source: CBS Philly

My Dad, the Psychodramatist

September 26, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences writes about his new book abou

Article Source: Psychology Today

More Women Skip Some Prenatal Tests After Learning About Risks

September 23, 2014

Debbie Driscoll of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on women who choose prenatal screenings.

Article Source: National Public Radio
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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660
Media Contact:Joseph J. Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798September 25, 2014

Increased Knowledge of HPV Vaccines Does Not Predict a Higher Rate of Vaccination, Penn Study Finds

“Knowledge is power” is an old saying. Another cliché warns, “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.” When it comes to getting inoculated against the Human Papilloavirus (HPV), it seems that neither saying is true.

Could Brain Injuries Be Behind the NFL Rap Sheet?

September 17, 2014

Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Aggression is one of the most common aspects of severe TBI.”

Article Source: NBC News

Audio: Fighting the Ebola Epidemic

September 23, 2014

Harvey Rubin of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about the Ebola epidemic.

9 Ways Sharing Your Bed Is Ruining Your Sleep (and How to Fix It)

September 23, 2014

Ilene Rosen of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the effect a partner has on one's sleep and health.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Dye Offers Hope for Removal of All Traces of Tumors

September 21, 2014

Sunil Singhal of the Perelman School of Medicine and David Holt of the School of Veterinary Medicine are quoted about studying a way to make tumors glow in order to detect cancer.

Article Source: Philly.com