Perelman School of Medicine

Regulate E-cigarettes

March 12, 2014

Frank Leone of the Perelman School of Medicine co-authors an article about regulating e-cigarettes.

Article Source: Philly.com

Study Finds Veterans Use Opioids for Long-term Pain Management

March 10, 2014

Michael Ashburn of the Perelman School of Medicine suggests that more physician training is needed on how to properly use medication to treat pain.

Audio: Affordable Care Act Isn’t Perfect, but It’s a ‘Pretty Good Structure’

March 8, 2014

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School discusses the quality of the Affordable Care Act.

Article Source: National Public Radio
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 11, 2014

Scientists from Penn and CHOP Confirm Link Between Missing DNA and Birth Defects

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A team from the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has confirmed that a genetic deletion of over a million base pairs of DNA caused cleft palate, epilepsy and other problems in a family with the heritable anomaly.

In 2010, scientists in Italy reported that a woman and her daughter showed a puzzling array of disabilities, including epilepsy and cleft palate. The mother had previously lost a 15-day-old son to respiratory failure, and the research team noted that the mother and daughter were missing a large chunk of DNA on their X chromosome.

Audio: Alzheimer’s Blood Test Raises Ethical Questions

March 9, 2014

Jason Karlawish of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Knowing their risk of developing cognitive impairment is very relevant to making plans around retirement and where they live.”

Article Source: National Public Radio

Inside the Making of Obamacare

March 7, 2014

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School writes about the internal struggles to develop the Affordable Care Act.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658March 10, 2014

Cellular Alchemy: Penn Study Shows How to Make Insulin-Producing Cells from Gut Cells

Destruction of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas is at the heart of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. “We are looking for ways to make new beta cells for these patients to one day replace daily insulin injections,” says Ben Stanger, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Your Body Does Incredible Things When You Aren’t Awake

March 10, 2014

Philip Gehrman of the Perelman School of Medicine explains the stages and the body changes that take place during sleep.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658March 6, 2014

$3.25 Million Gift Creates Penn Medicine/CHOP Friedreich's Ataxia Center of Excellence

Three longtime allies have joined forces to create the new Penn Medicine/CHOP Friedreich’s Ataxia Center of Excellence. The establishment of the center was catalyzed by a $3.25 million gift from the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA), in partnership with the Hamilton and Finneran families.

In Health Care, Choice Is Overrated

March 5, 2014

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School contributes an op-ed on health care.

Article Source: New York Times