Research

New Global Model of Alzheimer’s Risk Suggests a 25 Percent Reduction in Presumed Risk Factors Could Lower Alzheimer’s Cases by 3 Million Worldwide

July 19, 2011

Susanne Steinberg of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for her research on Alzheimer’s risk factors.

Facebook Grieving, a New Death Ritual

July 19, 2011

Kimberly Falconer of the Perelman School of Medicine comments about online grieving.

Article Source: Times of India

Stem Cell Clinics Ripping Off Patients, Bully Scientists

July 18, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine contributes his views on scientists being bullied by stem cell clinics.

Article Source: MSNBC.com

Kids Safer With Grandparents Behind the Wheel

July 18, 2011

Fred Henretig of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about children being safer while driven by grandparents.

Article Source: CNN

It’s a Stressful Job Being the Alpha Male Baboon

July 18, 2011

Robert Seyfarth of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on alpha male baboons.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Baboon Study Shows Benefits for Nice Guys, Who Finish 2nd

July 14, 2011

Robert Seyfarth of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on study of alpha male baboons.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 14, 2011

Penn Researchers Find Neural Signature of ‘Mental Time Travel’

PHILADELPHIA — Almost everyone has experienced one memory triggering another, but explanations for that phenomenon have proved elusive. Now, University of Pennsylvania researchers have provided the first neurobiological evidence that memories formed in the same context become linked, the foundation of the theory of episodic memory.

Penn to Study Seafood After Gulf Oil Leak

July 12, 2011

Trevor Penning of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on an upcoming study.

Alzheimer’s Brain Protein Scanning Moves Forward

July 12, 2011

David Wolk of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for research on Alzheimer’s disease.

Article Source: HealthDay News
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 13, 2011

Penn Vet Research: Drug Shrinks Dog Tumors, Could Benefit Humans

PHILADELPHIA — There are many kinds of cancers of the immune system, but one, Activated B-Cell Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma, or ABC-DLBCL, is particularly common and pernicious. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine have shown for the first time that dogs that develop this disease spontaneously share the same aberrant activation of a critical intracellular pathway with humans. They also found that a drug designed to disrupt this pathway helps to kill tumor cells in the dogs’ cancerous lymph nodes.