Perelman School of Medicine

Costs Have Delayed Ebola Vaccine for Years

August 6, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences comments on certain uses of medicines to combat threats of bioterrorism.

Article Source: Aljazeera America

Experimental Ebola Drug Raises Interest, Questions

August 5, 2014

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School is quoted.

Article Source: Washington Post

Research Raises Question: Would You Want to Be Frozen, Awakened Far in the Future?

August 5, 2014

Lance Becker of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on advances in and controversies surrounding cryogenics.

Article Source: Washington Post

The Artist, the Bull and the Implanted Antenna

August 4, 2014

Jonathan D. Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences writes about a color-blind artist implanted with a device to help him see.

Article Source: Psychology Today
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658August 4, 2014

Penn Physiologist Given NIH Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award for Research on Neurodegeneration

Erika Holzbaur, PhD, a professor of Physiology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has received the Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institutes of Health.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658August 1, 2014

Penn Researchers Receive $7.3 Million Grant Renewal from NCI to Study Esophageal Cancer

Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will receive $7.3 million over the next five years from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to find new ways to treat esophageal cancer.

6 Simple Cures for Smelly Feet

August 3, 2014

Al D'Angelantonio of the Perelman School of Medicine suggests salt water as a podiatric treatment.

Article Source: Fox News

Scientists: Ebola Unlikely to Spread Here, But They're Ready If It Does

August 3, 2014

Neil Fishman of the Perelman School of Medicine provides information on treating Ebola in the United States.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Katie Delach | katie.delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964July 30, 2014

Penn Study Shows Acupuncture Provides Significant Quality of Life Improvements for Breast Cancer Patients

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A study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, published online this week in the journal Cancer, reveals acupuncture helps cut fatigue, anxiety and depression in patients using aromatase inhibitors.

Use of electroacupuncture (EA) – a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles – produces significant improvements in fatigue, anxiety and depression in as little as eight weeks for early stage breast cancer patients experiencing joint pain related to the use of aromatase inhibitors (AIs) to treat breast cancer.

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660July 30, 2014

Penn Researchers Find Naltrexone May Diminish ICDs in Parkinson's Disease Patients

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A team of investigators from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center conducted a pilot study and found that the opioid antagonist naltrexone may be an effective treatment for diminishing ICD symptoms in PD patients. The results were published in the journal Neurology.

Up to 20 percent of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients and their families may confront a common but largely unrecognized challenge: the occurrence of impulse control disorders (ICDs) such as compulsive gambling, sexual behavior, eating, or spending. Yet the presence of PD in these patients can severely limit or complicate treatment options.