Health & Medicine


Consumer Gene Tests Investigated by U.S. Lawmakers

May 19, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine says, “The FDA should keep a ‘close eye’ on commercial gene tests.”

Article Source: Bloomberg News
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | | 215-573-6604May 20, 2010

Penn-Led Collaboration Mimics Library of Bio-Membranes for Use In Nanomedicine, Drug Delivery

PHILADELPHIA –- An international collaboration led by chemists and engineers from the University of Pennsylvania has prepared a library of synthetic biomaterials that mimic cellular membranes and that show promise in targeted delivery of cancer drugs, gene therapy, proteins, imaging and diagnostic agents and cosmetics safely to the body in the emerging field called nanomedicine.  

The study appears in the current issue of the journal Science.

Insurance Affects ICU Survival Rate in U.S.: Study

May 17, 2010

Sarah Lyon of the School of Medicine is cited for research on how insurance affects medical care in intensive-care units.

Article Source: Reuters

Video: Parenting Perspective: Comparing Childhood Development

May 17, 2010

Neill Epperson of the School of Medicine and Center for Women's Behavioral Wellness says a child’s development is unique and should not be compared to other children’s.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

Doctors and Dentists Can Face Complaints About Pushing Cosmetic Treatments

May 18, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine says cosmetic-treatment advertising presents a conflict of interest.

Article Source: Washington Post

More Nurses Mean More Patients Live

May 11, 2010

Linda Aiken of the School of Nursing and the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for research on nurse-patient care ratios.

Article Source: CNN

Germs in Hiding

May 14, 2010

Cindy Hoegg of the School of Medicine provides tips on germ management.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Medical School Graduate's Passion Spans Globe

May 16, 2010

Aura Obando, a graduating student in the School of Medicine, is profiled for her international medical work.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Beware of Genetic Testing

May 16, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine authors an op-ed on ethical issues surrounding genetic testing.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | | 215-898-5074May 14, 2010

Mary Naylor of Penn Nursing Named to Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

PHILADELPHIA -- Mary Naylor of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing has been appointed to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.

Naylor is a professor of gerontology and director of the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health.