Perelman School of Medicine

New Brain-Imaging Approach Could Help Smokers Quit

January 2, 2015

Caryn Lerman of the Perelman School of Medicine is spotlighted for researching a new brain-imaging approach that could

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Audio: Brainy or Brawny? For Ants, It Comes Down to More Than DNA

December 26, 2014

Daniel SimolaRoberto Bonasio and 

The Science Behind Soothing, Stressful, and Sleep-inducing Sounds

January 5, 2015

Maria Geffen of the Perelman School of Medicine explains how sound works.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604January 21, 2015

Twitter Can Predict Rates of Coronary Heart Disease, According to Penn Research

Penn researchers have now shown that the social media platform Twitter can serve as a dashboard indicator of a community’s psychological well being and can predict rates of heart disease.

Twitter has broken news stories, launched and ended careers, started social movements and toppled governments, all by being an easy, direct and immediate way for people to share what’s on their minds.

To Blast Belly Fat, Do This for 20 Minutes a Day, Harvard Study Says

December 22, 2014

Kathryn Schmitz of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on conducting an intervention study in premenopausal women

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Check Up: A Shorter Course of Radiation

December 21, 2014

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School and 

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How the Military Could Turn Your Mind Into the Next Battlefield

December 19, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences discusses neurosecurity.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658December 17, 2014
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604December 19, 2014

Penn Researchers Model the Mechanics of Cells’ Long-range Communication

Interdisciplinary research at the University of Pennsylvania is showing how cells interact over long distances within fibrous tissue, like that associated with many diseases of the liver, lungs and other organs.

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Media Contact:Anna Duerr | | 215-349-8369December 18, 2014

Penn Study Demonstrates Effective Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes Patients with Severe Hypoglycemia

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) patients who have developed low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) as a complication of insulin treatments over time are able to regain normal internal recognition of the condition after receiving pancreatic islet cell transplantation, according to a new study led by researchers at the