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Officials Broaden Stent Investigation

June 5, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on a medical-malpractice case involving unnecessary surgeries.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658June 1, 2010

Jumping Genes Provide Extensive “Raw Material” for Evolution, Penn Study Finds

PHILADELPHIA - Using high-throughput sequencing to map the locations of a common type of jumping gene within a person’s entire genome, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine found extensive variation in these locations among the individuals they studied, further underscoring the role of these errant genes in maintaining genetic diversity.

New Exercise Guidelines for Cancer Patients Say Regular Activity Is a Good Thing

June 3, 2010

Kathryn Schmitz of the School of Medicine says even those with life-threatening cancer should avoid complete inactivity.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Space Volunteers Taking a 520-Day Journey Into the Unknown

June 3, 2010

David Dinges of the School of Medicine is featured for his work monitoring the mental health of isolated volunteer astronauts.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

The Power of a Positive Thinker

May 30, 2010

Martin Seligman of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the strength of positive psychology.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

The Union Between Life and Chemistry

May 31, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on the ethics of synthesized life.

 

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

UC Berkeley Offer to Test DNA of Incoming Students Sparks Debate

June 1, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses a DNA screening initiative in California.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Residents Raise a Ruckus Over Trudeau Airport Noise

May 27, 2010

Mathias Basner of the School of Medicine is cited for his research on the psychological effects of noise.

Article Source: Montreal Gazette

Surrogacy: Mitzvah or Money Maker?

May 27, 2010

Elly Teman of the School of Medicine discusses surrogacy and is cited for her book, “Birthing a Mother: The Surrogate Body and the Pregnant Self.”

Article Source: Jewish Exponent

New Breed of Specialist Steps In for Family Doctor

May 26, 2010

P.J. Brennan and Subha Airan-Javia of the School of Medicine discuss the role of the hospitalist.

Article Source: New York Times