Perelman School of Medicine

How to Take the Perfect Nap

May 12, 2015

Michael Grandner of the Perelman School of Medicine suggest the ideal naptime is 20-30 minutes.

Article Source: Men’s Health

When Difficulty Balancing the Checkbook Is a Tip-off of More to Come

May 11, 2015

Jason Karlawish of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how difficulty making financial decisions might indicate

How Philly Doctors Are Saving the World

May 10, 2015

Trish HenwoodCarl June

Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine

Audio: Fitness Tracker? Check. Getting Fitter? Not So Much.

May 10, 2015

Mitesh Patel of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about the impact of wearable fitness trackers on exercise behavio

Article Source: CBC Radio (Canada)

Drugmaker and University Ally to Seek Cure for AIDS

May 10, 2015

Penn is mentioned for partnering with Novartis to build a research center to work on genetically altering a patient’s i

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Katie Delach | katie.delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964May 6, 2015

Female Cystic Fibrosis Patients Need More Contraceptive Guidance, Penn Medicine Study Finds

nly half of women with cystic fibrosis (CF) report using contraception and frequently apt to become pregnant unintentionally, according to a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at t

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658May 6, 2015

Plant Toxin Causes Biliary Atresia in Animal Model, According to Penn Study

A study in this week’s Science Translational Medicine is a classic example of how seemingly unlikely collaborators can come together to make surprising discoveries.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | katie.delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964May 7, 2015

Penn Medicine Study Reveals Why Almost Half of At-Risk Patients Opt Out of Comprehensive Multiplex Cancer Screening

Some at-risk patients opted out of comprehensive cancer gene screening when presented with the opportunity to be tested for the presence of genes linked to various cancers, according to a recent study led by researchers at the 

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658May 8, 2015

Penn Team Finds Protein "Cement" that Stabilizes the Crossroad of Chromosomes

Cell division is the basis of life and requires that each daughter cell receive the proper complement of chromosomes. In most organisms, this process is mediated at the familiar constricted intersection of X-shaped chromosomes.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | katie.delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964May 8, 2015

Most Women are Unaware of New Guidelines for Pap Test Frequency, Penn Medicine Study Reveals

Women know that Pap tests are a useful screening test for cervical cancer, but according to a new study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, most of those surveyed are unaware of the updated screening guidelines for