Health & Medicine

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Donation Brings Hope to Coconut Creek-Based Nonprofit

September 18, 2010

Brittany Young, student in the School of Arts and Sciences, is featured for creating A Spring of Hope, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing fresh water to schools in Africa.

Drug-Resistant 'Superbugs' Hit 20 States, Spread Worldwide

September 17, 2010

Neil Fishman of the School of Medicine says “superbugs” are often resistant to treatment.

Article Source: USA Today
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658September 17, 2010

At the Crossroads of Chromosomes: Penn Study Reveals Structure of Cell Division’s Key Molecule

PHILADELPHIA – On average, one hundred billion cells in the human body divide over the course of a day. Most of the time the body gets it right but sometimes, problems in cell replication can lead to abnormalities in chromosomes resulting in many types of disorders, from cancer to Down Syndrome.

Doctors: 4 Minutes Not Enough to Evaluate Bradley

September 15, 2010

Douglas Smith of the School of Medicine comments on football-injury evaluation.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Vaccines, Autism and Brain Damage: What's in a Name?

September 14, 2010

Brian Strom of the School of Medicine discusses the possibility of a vaccine-autism link.

Article Source: CBS News

For Blacks, Progress in Happiness

September 14, 2010

Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers of the Wharton School discuss their research on people’s happiness in various demographic categories.

Article Source: New York Times

Health Industry Power Brokers

September 13, 2010

Linda Aiken of the School of Nursing and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses nurse shortages.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Maximizing the Benefits of Synthetic Biology

September 13, 2010

President Amy Gutmann and Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comment on synthetic biology.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

New Brain Scan Can Measure a Person's Level of Maturity

September 9, 2010

Anjan Chatterjee of the School of Medicine comments on the effectiveness of brain imaging in studying behavior.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369September 1, 2010

Violence in Inner City Neighborhoods Contributes to Trouble With Asthma

PHILADELPHIA –   Patients with asthma who are exposed to violence in their community are at an increased risk for an asthma-related hospitalization and emergency room visits for asthma or any cause, according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.