Health & Medicine

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Do Fat Parents Have Taller Babies?

November 4, 2009
Tracy Bale of the School of Veterinary Medicine is cited for research on genetic body types.
Article Source: Newsweek
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 2, 2009

There’s a Speed Limit to the Pace of Evolution, Penn Biologists Say


PHILADELPHIA –- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a theoretical model that informs the understanding of evolution and determines how quickly an organism will evolve using a catalogue of “evolutionary speed limits.” The model provides quantitative predictions for the speed of evolution on various “fitness landscapes,” the dynamic and varied conditions under which bacteria, viruses and even humans adapt.

A Rise in Mental-Health Help on Campus

November 2, 2009
William Alexander of Counseling and Psychological Services discusses Penn’s counseling services.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Docs See Swine Flu Moving to Adults

October 30, 2009
Neil Fishman of the School of Medicine discusses potential H1N1 outbreak scenarios.
Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News

Studies Find Pregnant Mothers' Flu Shots Help Babies

October 30, 2009
Neil Fishman of the School of Medicine says flu shots are beneficial to pregnant women.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Priests Urged to Speak Out Against Health Care Legislation

October 30, 2009
The Annenberg Public Policy Center’s Factcheck.org is cited for its health-care-reform research.
Article Source: CNN

Many Employers Are Just Starting to Formulate Flu Policies

October 30, 2009
Evelyn Wiener of Student Health Services discusses Penn’s H1N1 response.

Audio: “Radio Times With Marty Moss-Coane”

October 29, 2009
Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice discusses a Philadelphia child-abuse case.
Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Not Pregnant? Cut In Line for H1N1 Vaccine

October 29, 2009
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses H1N1-vaccine availability.
Article Source: ABC News

Wish Your Kids Ate More Fruits and Vegetables?

October 28, 2009
Tanja Kral of the School of Medicine comments on school-cafeteria nutrition research.
Article Source: USA Today