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Media Contact:Kim Menard | | 215-662-6183May 19, 2011

Penn's Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center Collaborates to Improve Alzheimer's Monitoring

Penn's Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CNDR) will partner with Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, L.L.C., (J&JPRD) to develop algorithms that can identify changes in biomarkers related to disease diagnosis and for monitoring disease progression.

Should Drug Companies Get to See What Your Doctor Is Prescribing?

May 17, 2011

Zachary Meisel of the School of Medicine offers his perspective on a challenge of a Vermont law.

Article Source: Time

Should Scientists Take Military Money?

May 15, 2011

Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine comments on the militarization of neuroscience.

An Apology’s Healing Power

May 17, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine writes an op-ed on the power and significance of apologies.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658May 16, 2011

Penn: No Increase in Severe Cardiovascular Events for Children, Adolescents on ADHD Medications

Despite recent concerns that medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could increase the risk of cardiovascular events in children and adolescents, an observational study conducted by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and HealthCore Inc. finds they are no more likely to die from a severe cardiovascular event than those who do not take the drugs.

Science Weekly Podcast: The Human Era, and War Without Tears

May 16, 2011

Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine comments on the “ethical implications of using neuroscience in security activities and military research.”

Article Source: Guardian

Risk of Death No Greater With ADHD Drugs: Study

May 16, 2011

Sean Hennessy of the School of Medicine comments on the risk of death among children who take ADHD medication and those who do not.

Article Source: Reuters

Ruth and Ray Perelman Give $225 Million to University of Pennsylvania to Support Medical School

May 15, 2011

The School of Medicine receives a $225 million gift from Raymond and Ruth Perelman.

Article Source: Palm Beach Daily News

Exploring the Roots of Sinus Trouble

May 12, 2011

Noam Cohen and James Palmer of the School of Medicine are interviewed about sinus problems.

Article Source: New York Times

Hospitals, Medical Centers Offering Meditation and More

May 10, 2011

The Penn Program for Mindfulness is cited for using a mindfulness approach to meditation for cancer patients.

Article Source: ABC News