Health & Medicine


What Is A College Degree Really Worth?

October 26, 2010

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education co-authors an op-ed focusing on the value of higher education.

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The Science of Babymaking

October 25, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on Nobel Prize winner Robert Edwards and his development of in vitro fertilization.

Article Source: Ottawa Citizen
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658October 22, 2010

Penn Study Identifies Molecular Guardian of Cell's RNA

When most genes are transcribed, the nascent RNAs they produce are not quite ready to be translated into proteins - they have to be processed first. One of those processes is called splicing, a mechanism by which non-coding gene sequences are removed and the remaining protein-coding sequences are joined together to form a final, mature messenger RNA (mRNA), which contains the recipe for making a protein.

The Lab Rat: How To Improve Memory in 15 Minutes

October 20, 2010

David Wolk of the School of Medicine is cited for co-authoring an article about the use of tDCS to improve memory.

Article Source: Time

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.