Perelman School of Medicine

Sperm RNAs Transmit Stress

October 19, 2015

Tracy Bale of the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for researching how an increase in microRNAs in sperm from stressed mice can lead to stress response in adult offspring.

Article Source: The Scientist

The Lives of People With HIV Have Changed Dramatically. How We Treat Them Has Not

October 16, 2015

Neil Fishman of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about how people living with HIV are treated by others.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604October 20, 2015

National Academy of Medicine Elects Three New Members from Penn

Three professors from the University of Pennsylvania have been elected members to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the nation's highest honors in biomedicine. NAM was originally the Institute of Medicine, which was established in 1970 under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences to advise the nation on medical and health issues.

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donnegan | | 215-349-5660October 14, 2015

Penn Researchers: New Neuroimaging Method Better Identifies Epileptic Lesions

Epilepsy affects more than 65 million people worldwide. One-third of these patients have seizures that are not controlled by medications. In addition, one-third have brain lesions, the hallmark of the disease, which cannot be located by conventional imaging methods.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658October 14, 2015

Off-Kilter: Penn Study Identifies Differences in Treatment Effect on Out-of-Balance Microbiome in Crohn's Disease

Different treatments for Crohn's disease in children affects their gut microbes in distinct ways, which has implications for future development of microbial-targeted therapies for these patients, according to a study led by researchers from the 

Audio: New Brain Scan Spots Hard-to-see Epilepsy Lesions, Penn Study Finds

October 18, 2015

Kate Davis and Ravinder Reddy of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about a new imaging technique in development to treat epilepsy patients.

Will California’s End-of-life Law Push Lethal Drugs Over Costlier Care?

October 18, 2015

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School comments on physician-assisted death for terminally ill patients and the costs associated for insurers.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | | 215-898-9194October 19, 2015

Penn: Stressed Dads Affect Offspring Brain Development Through Sperm MicroRNA

University of Pennsylvania researchers have shown at the molecular level how experiencing stress changes a male mouse’s sperm in such a way that it affects his offspring’s response to stress.

More and more, scientists have realized that DNA is not the only way that a parent can pass on traits to their offspring. Events experienced by a parent over a lifetime can also have an impact.

Not Getting 8 Hours of Sleep? Neither Do Hunter-gatherers

October 15, 2015

David Dinges of the Perelman School of Medicine expresses his hesitancy in applying a study’s findings about the sleep patterns of preindustrial, hunter-gatherer societies to people in Western society.

Article Source: Newsweek

11 Healthy Habits to Start Now to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk Later

October 14, 2015

Susan Domchek of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about how a regular routine of exercise can help change health outcomes.

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