Health & Medicine


Did You Get Enough Sleep?

April 18, 2011

David Dinges of the School of Medicine is cited for his sleep-restriction study.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jennifer Baldino Bonett | | April 18, 2011

Penn School of Nursing Hosts Bioethics Symposium April 27

PHILADELPHIA – The Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania opens its 25th-anniversary year with the symposium “Bioethics: History Informing the Future.”  

Doctors Urge HIV-Positive Organ Transplants Be Considered

April 14, 2011

Scott Halpern of the School of Medicine comments on patients who die while waiting for organ donors and transplants.

Article Source: WHYY “Newsworks”

U.S. Pledges $1 Billion to Improve Hospital Outcomes

April 13, 2011

P.J. Brennan of Penn Health Systems comments on federal funding to improve hospital outcomes.

Article Source: WHYY “Newsworks”

Why the Grey’s Anatomy Myth Clouds the Real Value of Emergency Care

April 11, 2011

Zachary Meisel of the School of Medicine co-authors an op-ed about emergency departments turning away non-urgent paitients.

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Drug Resistance Not a Risk in Acne Treatment: Study

April 11, 2011

David Margolis of the School of Medicine comments on a study he led on acne antibiotics.

Article Source: Reuters Health

Audio: Sifting Genes for Clues to Alzheimer’s

April 8, 2011

Gerard Schellenberg of the School of Medicine discusses how locating genes linked to Alzheimer’s could lead to new ways to treat or prevent the disease.

Article Source: National Public Radio

Senator Diane Allen Gives Keynote Speech at Penn Medicine About Her Battle With Cancer

April 10, 2011

Kelly Malloy of the School of Medicine comments on the difficulty in detecting head and neck cancer.

Article Source: CBS (Philadelphia)

Acne Antibiotics Not Linked to Drug Resistance

April 11, 2011

Penn Medicine research about acne antibiotics is cited.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658April 12, 2011

Loss of Cell Adhesion Protein Drives Esophageal and Oral Cancers in Mice, Penn Researchers Report

Squamous cell cancers of the oral cavity and esophagus are common throughout the world, with over 650,000 cases of oral cancer each year and esophageal cancer representing the sixth most common cause of cancer death in men. Research by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine investigators has shown that a protein that helps cells stick together is frequently absent or out of place in these cancers, but it’s unclear if its loss causes the tumors.