Health & Medicine


Sex Hormones Influence Heart Function

October 20, 2010

Steven Kawut of the School of Medicine comments on cardiovascular research.

Article Source: Times of India

FDA Advisory Committee Chair Weighs In on L’Affaire ReGen

October 19, 2010

John D. Kelly of the School of Medicine discusses an FDA recall of a medical device.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Kim Menard | | 215-662-6183 October 21, 2010

Penn Study Shows School-Based Program Reduces Risky Sexual Behaviors in South African Teens

A school-based, six-session program targeting sexual risk behaviors has proven effective in reducing rates of self-reported unprotected sex and sex with multiple partners among South African sixth-graders, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

CPR Guidelines Updated to Hands-Only

October 19, 2010

Benjamin Abella of the School of Medicine comments on the importance of modernized CPR guidelines.

Article Source: philadelphia Inquirer

Real Health Reform Demands an Expanded Role for Nurses

October 14, 2010

Dean Afaf Meleis of the School of Nursing discusses the role of nursing in health-care reform.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658October 18, 2010

Is Team Science Productive? Penn Study Measures the Collaborative Nature of Translational Medicine

Taking a cue from the world of business-performance experts and baseball talent scouts, Penn Medicine translational medicine researchers are among the first to find a way to measure the productivity of collaborations in a young, emerging institute. They published their findings the most recent issue of Science Translational Medicine.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658October 18, 2010

Penn Study Gives Hope for New Class of Alzheimer’s Disease Drugs

Finding a drug that can cross the blood-brain barrier is the bane of drug development for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders of the brain. A new Penn study, published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience, has found and tested in an animal model of Alzheimer’s disease a class of drug that is able to enter the brain, where it stabilizes degenerating neurons and improves memory and learning.

Penn Presby Heart Rescue Team Beats With 6th Member

October 18, 2010

The Penn Heart Rescue Program is cited for its expansion among community hospitals.

Rescued Miners May Be Trapped by Psychological Issues

October 13, 2010

Edna Foa of the School of Medicine discusses the mental trauma the rescued Chilean miners might face.

Article Source: ABC News
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658October 15, 2010

Shifting Forms: Penn Study Shows How Variations of Same Protein Affect Immune Response

How a T cell decides to make protein X, Y, or Z can have profound effects for fighting foreign invaders or staving off dire autoimmune reactions. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have identified the steps that control how different forms of an immune cell protein called CD45, which is critical for activating the immune system when faced with pathogens, are controlled in the arc of a body’s immune response.