Health & Medicine


In Surprise Finding, Bald Mice Find Their Fur Again

February 16, 2011

George Cotsarelis of the School of Medicine comments on hair loss caused by stress.

Article Source: New York Times

No Drop in U.S. Kids’ Pneumonia Rate After Vaccine

February 16, 2011

Samir Shah of the School of Medicine comments on the lack of improvement in the child pneumonia rate.

Article Source: Reuters Health
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658February 15, 2011

Penn Researcher Receives $2 million From NIH to Test Macular Degeneration Drug

John Lambris, PhD, the Dr. Ralph and Sallie Weaver Professor of Research Medicine in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, has been awarded a $2 million grant from the National Eye Institute to test a new class of drugs called complement inhibitors in a primate model of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Video: USDA Sodium Guidelines – The Devil Is in the Doing

February 11, 2011

Jeffrey Burns of the School of Medicine comments on new dietary guidelines announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Article Source: Medscape

Ex-Surgeon at Lankenau Now a Pioneer in End-of-Life Services

February 14, 2011

David Casarett of the School of Medicine comments on the difficulty predicting the desired and appropriate treatments for a patient.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | | 215-898-5074February 11, 2011

In Philadelphia Area, These 5 African-American Scientists Have Found a High Trajectory

February 11, 2011

Larry Gladney of the School of Arts and Sciences and James Cornish of the School of Medicine are featured for their research.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Temple, Penn Researchers Get Muscular Dystrophy Association Grants

February 7, 2011

Jon Lindstrom of the School of Medicine is awarded a three-year, $45,000 grant to cultivate a therapy for an autoimmune disease.

Don’t Let Anyone Stop Talk About End-of-Life Wishes

February 7, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine shares his perspective on being upfront with one’s physicians about dying.

Article Source: MSNBC

Video: Is Football Too Dangerous?

February 5, 2011

Doug Smith of the School of Medicine comments on the dangers of returning to the football field after a concussion.